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what is the difference between view and Stored Procedure (view vs stored procedure) in sql?

Description:Need to know the difference between the two in terms of which should be used in what conditions, according to my current research similar operation can be achieved using any of them

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Best answer to this question I found on net, which will hopefully clear your concept about the difference between the two is as follows.
A Stored Procedure:

-accepts parameters
-can NOT be used as building block in a larger query
-can contain several statements, loops, IF ELSE, etc.
-can perform modifications to one or several tables
-can NOT be used as the target of an INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE statement.


A View:

-does NOT accept parameters
-can be used as building block in a larger query
-can contain only one single SELECT query
-can NOT perform modifications to any table
-but can (sometimes) be used as the target of an INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE statement.

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