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Creating User Defined Functions In SQL Server 2000


Microsoft SQL Server 2000 allows us to create our own functions and call them through code. These functions are known as UDF's (User Defined Functions). In this article Mitchell's going to teach us how to create three different types of UDF's and how to work with them through batches of SQL code.

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By: Mitchell Harper
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January 24, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Creating User Defined Functions In SQL Server 2000
  2. · What is a user-defined function?
  3. · Creating a scalar UDF
  4. · Creating an inline-table valued UDF
  5. · Creating a multi-statement table valued UDF
  6. · Conclusion

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In this article we've see how to create three different types of user-defined functions and also how each of them work. We've also see their syntactical and implementation differences when compared to each other, as well as stored procedures.

User-defined functions are extremely powerful and are a great alterative to using stored when you don't actually need to commit any write changes to your data. For more information and examples on user-defined functions, checkout the links and books shown below.
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