By stepping into the procedure, you are essentially telling Visual Studio to start running the procedure line by line. Since our sample procedure does accept input parameters, you will see a Local Window that allows you to scroll through the local variables and parameters of the stored procedure. In Figure 2 under the Direction column header, you'll notice that Visual Studio identifies the output parameters for you, and the Value column is the only column in this window you can change. In this case, I've supplied Bike as a CategoryName value.
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| Joe Toscano
About the author: Joe Toscano is a SQL Server instructor, speaker and database consultant for Micro Endeavors Inc. He has worked extensively with SQL Server since version 6.5, as well as Sybase and Informix prior to that. Toscano's areas of expertise include Data Transformation Services (DTS), Integration Services (SSIS), Transact-SQL (T-SQL) programming, data warehousing, performance tuning, replication, high availability (mirroring), security, disaster recovery, upgrading, migration projects and lights-out DBA tasks.
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