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sys.numbered_procedures (Transact-SQL)


Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Contains a row for each SQL Server stored procedure that was created as a numbered procedure. This does not show a row for the base (number = 1) stored procedure. Entries for the base stored procedures can be found in views such as sys.objects and sys.procedures.


Numbered procedures are deprecated. Use of numbered procedures is discouraged. A DEPRECATION_ANNOUNCEMENT event is fired when a query that uses this catalog view is compiled.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Data Warehouse Public Preview.

Column name

Data type




ID of the object of the stored procedure.



Number of this procedure within the object, 2 or greater.



The SQL Server text that defines this procedure.

NULL = encrypted.


XML and CLR parameters are not supported for numbered procedures.

The visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.

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