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Stored Procedures


Simple usage

Dapper fully supports stored procs:

var user = conn.Query<User>("spGetUser", new { Id = 1 }, 
                            commandType: CommandType.StoredProcedure)

Input, Output and Return parameters

If you want something more fancy, you can do:

var p = new DynamicParameters();
p.Add("@a", 11);
      dbType: DbType.Int32, 
      direction: ParameterDirection.Output);
      dbType: DbType.Int32, 
      direction: ParameterDirection.ReturnValue);

conn.Execute("spMagicProc", p, 
             commandType: CommandType.StoredProcedure); 

var b = p.Get<int>("@b");
var c = p.Get<int>("@c"); 

Table Valued Parameters

If you have a stored procedure that accepts a Table Valued Parameter, you need to pass a DataTable which has the same structure as the table type in SQL Server has. Here's a definition for a table type and procedure utilizing it:

CREATE TYPE [dbo].[myUDTT] AS TABLE([i1] [int] NOT NULL);
CREATE PROCEDURE myProc(@data dbo.myUDTT readonly) AS
SELECT i1 FROM @data;
-- optionally grant permissions as needed, depending on the user you execute this with.
-- Especially the GRANT EXECUTE ON TYPE is often overlooked and can cause problems if omitted.
GRANT EXECUTE ON TYPE::[dbo].[myUDTT] TO [user];
GRANT EXECUTE ON dbo.myProc TO [user];

To call that procedure from within c#, you need to do the following:

// Build a DataTable with one int column
DataTable data = new DataTable();
data.Columns.Add("i1", typeof(int));
// Add two rows

var q = conn.Query("myProc", new {data}, commandType: CommandType.StoredProcedure);