Stored Procedures and Functions

Learn how to use stored procedures and functions to perform simple operations and calculations in the PostgreSQL database.

Stored procedures and functions are a way to group multiple SQL statements into a reusable module. This allows for better organization and often improved performance as well. They can also accept input parameters and return values, making them even more versatile.

Some common use cases for stored procedures and functions include:

  • Data validation

  • Performing repetitive tasks

  • Security measures such as password encryption

Stored procedures

Stored procedures are reusable blocks of SQL code that can be called and executed whenever needed. They allow for faster execution of repetitive tasks and increased security by defining strict parameters for input and output. The syntax for creating stored procedures is given below:

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