Which of the follow about trigger and stored procedure in SQL server is false? RRS feed

  • Question

  • a) A trigger cannot have parameter but a stored procedure can have.
    b) A trigger does not contain application logic but a stored procedure can contain application logic
    c) A trigger is not explicitly called but a store procedure is
    d) A trigger is attached to a table or a view but a stored procedure is not

    I'm rather sure that d is true. But for the other 3. Please help.
    Sunday, October 21, 2012 3:27 PM


  • If you are asking which of these is false, my vote would be for b by process of elimination with the other three, but the answers are vague enough to leave room for debate.  Is this a sample test question from somewhere?

    a.  True - triggers don't take parameters, sp's do.
    b.  False - a trigger CAN contain application logic, but this is more of a design discussion as to whether you want to do this or not.  
    c.  True - a trigger can be explicitly fired by making a change/call to the object in which the trigger is associated, but is not explicitly called
    d.  True - a trigger can be associated with a table or view (but also to the server or database level).  A stored procedure can have dependencies on objects, such as a table or view, but is stored at the database level as opposed to the table/view level.

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    • Marked as answer by azuki Monday, October 22, 2012 3:09 AM
    Sunday, October 21, 2012 4:08 PM