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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Query Processing » Query optimization and execution » Semantic query transformations


Inlining simple system procedures

A system procedure defined only as a single SELECT statement in the body is sometimes inlined when called in the FROM clause of a query. That is, the query is rewritten to be equivalent to the original query but without the procedure definition. When a procedure is inlined, it is rewritten as a derived table. A procedure is never inlined if it uses default arguments, or if it contains anything other than a single SELECT statement in the body.

For example, suppose you create the following procedure:

  SELECT * FROM Employees WHERE EmployeeID=arg1

Now suppose you call the procedure in a FROM clause of a query as follows:

SELECT * FROM Test1( 200 );

The database server may rewrite the query as follows:

SELECT * FROM ( SELECT * FROM Employees WHERE EmployeeID=CAST( 200 AS INT ) ) AS Test1;
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