SQL SERVER – Difference Between EXEC and EXECUTE vs EXEC() – Use EXEC/EXECUTE for SP always

What is the difference between EXEC and EXECUTE? They are the same. Both of them executes stored procedure when called as EXEC sp_help GO EXECUTE sp_help GO I have seen enough times developer getting confused between EXEC and EXEC(). EXEC command executes stored procedure where as EXEC() function takes dynamic…
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SQL SERVER – 2005 – Search Stored Procedure Code – Search Stored Procedure Text

I receive following question many times by my team members. How can I find if particular table is being used in the stored procedure? How to search in stored procedures? How can I do dependency check for objects in stored procedure without using sp_depends? I have previously wrote article about…
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SQL SERVER – 2005 – Create Script to Copy Database Schema and All The Objects – Stored Procedure, Functions, Triggers, Tables, Views, Constraints and All Other Database Objects

Update: This article is re-written with SQL Server 2008 R2 instance over here: SQL SERVER – 2008 – 2008 R2 – Create Script to Copy Database Schema and All The Objects – Data, Schema, Stored Procedure, Functions, Triggers, Tables, Views, Constraints and All Other Database Objects Following quick tutorial demonstrates…
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SQL SERVER – 2005 Comparison SP_EXECUTESQL vs EXECUTE/EXEC

Common Properties of SP_EXECUTESQL and EXECUTE/EXEC The Transact-SQL statements in the sp_executesql or EXECUTE string are not compiled into an execution plan until sp_executesql or the EXECUTE statement are executed. The strings are not parsed or checked for errors until they are executed. The names referenced in the strings are…
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