Showing posts with label sp_procoption. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sp_procoption. Show all posts

March 7, 2010

SQL SERVER: Execute Stored Procedure when SQL SERVER is started

We have a requirements to execute Stored Procedure when SQL SERVER is started/restarted and we need to start some processes. I found that SQL SERVER provides a way to call Stored Procedure when SQL services are restarted.

SQL SERVER provides this SP: "sp_procoption", which is auto executed every time when SQL SERVER service has been started. I found this SP and it helps me to figure it out the solution for the request as following way.

Let me show you how to use it. Syntax to use SP:

EXEC SP_PROCOPTION     
@ProcName = 'SPNAME',
@OptionName = 'startup',
@OptionValue = 'true/false OR on/off'



  • @ProcName, should be Stored procedure name which should be executed when SQL SERVER is started. This stored procedure must be in "master" database.
  • @OptionName, should be "startup" always.
  • @OptionValue, this should be set up to execute this given sp or not. If it is "true/on", given sp will be execute every time when SQL SERVER is started. If it is "false/off", it will not.


That's it, I hope this is very clear to use this feature.


Reference : Tejas Shah (http://www.SQLYoga.com)