SQL: Create a stored procedure using a parameter default of NULL

The default value of a parameter can be specified as NULL. In this case, if you do not supply a parameter, SQL Server executes the stored procedure according to its other statements. No error message is displayed.

The procedure definition can also specify that some other action be taken if you do not give a parameter. For example 1:

CREATE PROC showind3 @table varchar(30) = NULL
IF @table IS NULL
PRINT 'Give a table name'
SELECT TABLE_NAME = sysobjects.name,
INDEX_NAME = sysindexes.name, INDEX_ID = indid
FROM sysindexes INNER JOIN sysobjects
ON sysobjects.id = sysindexes.id
WHERE sysobjects.name = @table
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