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Using conditional expressions inside MySQL Stored Procedure

Sometimes there is need to use conditional expression inside stored procedure to control the flow of execution.
We can use IF or CASE statements for this.

Below is a stored procedure to check the performance of a student based on its score.
Store the below stored procedure in a file called get_performance.sql


DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS get_performance$$

CREATE PROCEDURE get_performance
    (score NUMERIC(8, 2),
    OUT result VARCHAR(11))

    IF (score >= 90) THEN
        SET result = 'OUTSTANDING';
    ELSEIF (score >= 70 …

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Use of DECLARE and SET in MySQL stored program

DELIMITER $$                    -- Change the delimiter

DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS demo$$ -- Remove if previously exists
CREATE PROCEDURE demo()         -- Create Stored Procedure
BEGIN                           -- Start of definition
    DECLARE my_int INT;         -- Declare variables
    DECLARE my_big_int BIGINT;
    DECLARE my_text TEXT;

    DECLARE my_name VARCHAR(30) -- Declare variables with 
        DEFAULT 'Rookie Dev';   -- default value set

    SET my_int = 20;            -- Set variables to values

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LEVENSHTEIN MySQL stored function

At Open Query we steer clear of code development for clients. We sometimes advise on code, but as a company we don’t want to be in the programmer role. Naturally we do write scripts and other necessities to do our job.

Assisting with an Open Source project, I encountered three old UDFs. User Defined Functions are native functions that are compiled and then loaded by the server similar to a plugin. As with plugins, compiling can be a pest as it requires some of the server MySQL header files and matching build switches to the server it’s going to be loaded in. Consequentially, binaries cannot be considered safely portable and that means that you don’t really want to have a project rely on UDFs as it can hinder adoption quite severely.

Since MySQL 5.0 we can also use SQL stored functions and procedures. Slower, of course, but …

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