SQL Server stored prcedures with output parameters

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Nov 18 16:30:40 CET 2004

In article <HHWmd.10924$nj.1324 at lakeread01>,
Steve Holden  <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>Has anyone, with any driver whatsoever, managed to retrieve output 
>parameters from a SQL Server stored procedure? I've just been rather 
>embarrassed to find out it's not as easy as it might seem, and people 
>are saying bad things about Python as a result :-(
>mx.ODBC, which I regard as a highly-capable module, does not support
>the callproc() API, and suggests use of the ODBC call format. It has
>caveats in (some of) the documentation implying that output parameters
>cannot be handled due to their indeterminate memory requirements,

Keep in mind that it's been several years since I used Python with SQL
Server and about all I remember is that we used stored procedures
heavily with no problems.  I have no clue whether we tried using stored
procedures with output parameters, but I wonder why you can't just use a
SELECT to call the stored procedure and return the values.  Or at least
right another stored proc that does something roughly similar.
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