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In SysObjects, both functions and stored procedures are listed with type='P'. I've also checked SysProcedure table but couldn't find a column to differentiate between these two types.

Is there anyway to separately list functions and sp's without parsing their definitions?

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asked 30 May '11, 11:17

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edited 15 Mar '13, 21:44

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Mark Culp

I am sure there are several different answers to your question, so here is my suggestion. I believe the following query will list all functions within the database:

select p.proc_name from sysprocedure p,sysprocparm pp where p.proc_id = pp.proc_id and pp.parm_type=4

As I said, there are probably several different answers to your question and I am sure others will provide their own solution.

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answered 30 May '11, 11:29

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Karim Khamis
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Interesting approach...

So the following would list all procedures:

select p.proc_name from sysprocedure p
select p.proc_name from sysprocedure p,sysprocparm pp
   where p.proc_id = pp.proc_id and pp.parm_type = 4
(30 May '11, 11:37) Volker Barth
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The following might be more efficient:

select distinct p.proc_name from sysprocedure p,sysprocparm pp where p.proc_id = pp.proc_id and pp.parm_type <> 4

(30 May '11, 11:55) Karim Khamis

Yes, both queries work, thanks. I guess sysprocparm.parm_type=4 means the "procedure" has a return parameter.

(30 May '11, 11:56) henginy

...but wouldn't it omit procedures that neither have any parameters nor a result clause, something like

create proc MyProc() begin ... end;
(30 May '11, 12:08) Volker Barth

Yes, you are absolutely correct Volker. Bad oversight on my part.


(30 May '11, 12:23) Karim Khamis

AFAIK, there's no official column in the system catalog to distinguish procedures and functions, and historically, they could be used somewhat interchangeable.

This question leads to a workaround.


Well, obviously Karim's suggestion is the better one - almost an "official solution":)

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answered 30 May '11, 11:30

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edited 31 May '11, 08:42

Thanks, interesting link.

(30 May '11, 11:57) henginy
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