I have problem in selecting a row in child sp which just got updated in parent SP.

MySP updates MyTestTable's MonkeyColumn, and right after it want to return newly updated row to the user by calling to the GetMonkey procedure, but for some reason monkeyColumn is still empty. I know that i can use Output parameters, but then MySP will only return output parameters and not the result of GetMonkey stored procedure. What have i done wrong?

Create PROCEDURE [dbo].[MySP]
      declare @testid uniqueidentifier
    select @testid = [dbo].GetTestIDFromParams(@someValue1)

        Update MyTestTable
         set MonkeyColumn = 'monkey',
             where id= @testid; 

        exec [dbo].GetMonkey @testid


GetMonkey contains :

Create PROCEDURE [dbo].[GetMonkey]
    -- Add the parameters for the stored procedure here
@testid uniqueidentifier
Select MonkeyColumn from MyTestTable where id= @testid;


closed as unclear what you're asking by spaghettidba, Philᵀᴹ, Julien Vavasseur, Kin Shah, Paul White Mar 2 '16 at 17:14

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  • It's awfully hard to understand what you're asking. What's your problem? The column is empty? What does empty mean? NULL? Empty string? What's your problem? Returning OUTPUT parameters? – spaghettidba Mar 2 '16 at 14:48
  • Have you tried sticking the SELECT in the original SP to see if there is a problem with the EXEC statement? My quick mockup works both ways without a problem which makes me think your not updating anything in the UPDATE – Duffy Mar 2 '16 at 15:41

The only scenario I can find that no results would be returned is if no row was updated. Architecturally speaking if that is actually your code and I would not bother making Stored Procedures that simplistic, just embed the SELECT query in the original Stored Procedure. Due to how SQL works if you start to get more complex with your queries trying to use certain Object Oriented habits by turning every duplicated or close to duplicated query into a Stored Procedure call can quickly become troublesome.

  • There was no row updated, because i messed up some logic. – Timsen Mar 2 '16 at 20:09

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