Whether Drop and Create Stored Procedure is best practice for deployment (or) Alter Stored Procedure is best practice for deployment?

Whether Drop and Create Stored Procedure is best practice for deployment (or) Alter Stored Procedure is best practice for deployment?

I am working on automating a process of deploying Stored Procedures across the Servers through SSIS Package.

My clarification is, when we deploy an existing stored procedure across the environments , Whether we can drop and create (or) Alter would be fine?
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Pratik SomaiyaApplication Development AssociateCommented:
Ohh okay, I got your question now.

You should use ALTER in case of the stored procedure so as to maintain the permissions associated with that stored procedure.

Pratik SomaiyaApplication Development AssociateCommented:
whenever you DROP and CREATE you may lose the permissions associated with that object.
I haven't used SSIS. I am curious though as to why you wouldn't drop if exists and the recreate them. Are you worried about losing permissions on them? If so can't it run something to GRANT those as needed?
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chokkaStudentAuthor Commented:
@SStory, My question is " Which is the best practice? "

Either Drop and Create

I understand about losing the permission on Drop and Create. We can add a Grant Permission syntax after create.

  1. Drop Procedure
  2. Create Procedure
  3. Grant Permission

Which is the best practice to follow for SP Deployment from DBA Stand point?
Doug BishopDatabase DeveloperCommented:
If you don't have SQL Server 2016 or later, use:
IF OBJECT_ID('dbo.procname') IS NULL
	SET @SqlStmt = 'CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.procname AS
	EXECUTE sp_executesql @SqlStmt

ALTER PROCEDURE dbo.procname …

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this allows SQL to not have to drop and recreate, thus generating a new object_id, and you having to grant the permissions again.

For 2016 and above, you can use the syntax: CREATE OR ALTER PROCEDURE dbo.procname

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chokkaStudentAuthor Commented:
Doug BishopDatabase DeveloperCommented:
no problem. Thank you.
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