Hello All ..
This is the scenario I'm having :
-- I'm a beginner so bear the way I'm putting it ... sorry !
* I have a database with tables
- company: CompanyID, CompanyName
- Person: PersonID, PersonName, CompanyID (fk)
- Supplier: SupplierID, SupplierCode, SupplierName, CompanyID (fk)
In the Stored Procedures associated (insertCompany, insertPerson, insertSupplier), I want to check the existance of SupplierID .. which should be the 'Output' ...
There could be different ways to do it like:
1) - In the supplier stored procedure I can read the ID (SELECT) and :
if it exists (I save the existing SupplierID - to 'return' it at the end).
if it doesn't (I insert the Company, the Person and save the new SupplierID - to 'return' it at the end)
2) - Other way is by doing multiple stored procedures,
. one SP that checks,
. another SP that do inserts
. and a main SP that calls the check SP and gets the values and base the results according to conditions (if - else)
3) it could be done (maybe) using Functions in SQL SERVER...
There should be some reasons why I need to go for one of the methods or another method !
I want to know the best practice for this scenario in terms of performance and other issues - consider a similar big scenario ..... !!!
I'll appreciate your help ...
Thanks in Advance . ! .