A program that is independent of any class and that executes a sequence of actions when you explicitly invoke it. You use procedures to implement generic processing for values as opposed to classes. See also method.
1. n. In a programming language, a block, with or without formal parameters, whose execution is invoked by means of a procedure call. 2. n. The description of the course of action taken for the solution of a problem.
a computational unit whose definition is cast in the form of an identifier, which names the procedure, followed by a list of parameters to be used in the computation. The term procedure includes both built-in procedures (also called functions) and declared procedures, but sometimes it is used in the more restricted sense of the latter.
An integration point used to pattern the invoke/implement model. A procedure has associated data that is the common view of all the data to be exchanged through this procedure. A procedure can be invoked or implemented by an application.
(1) In a programming language, a block, with or without formal parameters, whose execution is invoked by means of a procedure call. (2) A set of related control statements that cause one or more programs to be performed.
A set of SQL and PL/SQL statements grouped together as an executable unit to perform a very specific task. Procedures and functions are nearly identical; the only difference between the two is that functions always return a single value to the caller, while procedures do not return a value to the caller.
(n.) a computation that may be invoked during program execution. It may be a function or a subroutine. It may be an internal procedure, an external procedure module procedure dummy procedure, or a statement function subprogram may define more than one procedure if it contains ENTRY statements.
A procedure is a section of code that is separate from the rest of the main body. It can be called from other points in the code in order to execute it. e.g.' Main Body of the code ... PrintDouble(5) ... ' Procedure Definition Procedure PrintDouble( int print x*2 End Proc In this example, the code that is written inside the body of PrintDouble will be executed at the point from where it is called. This example also shows the use of variable passing with procedures. The procedure definition must be placed after the end of the main body of code. More...
prescribe method for performing specified work. [D01255] PMK87 part icular course or method of action. [D01254] NPMT A set of prescribe step s for accomplishing a specific activity or task. [D01256] RMW part icular way of accomplishing something. A series of step s followed in a regular and definite order. A traditional or established way of doing things. [D03177] Webster
Procedures are the largest volume of instructional content representing practical knowledge; they include all types of human decisioning such as guides, help text, methods, instructions, policies, regulations, standards and technical practices. A procedure is a set of conditional instructions that affects the human interactions involving customers, information workers and service suppliers. These instructions involve a sequence of nano-decisions (minuscule decisions) with each decisioning path leading to an outcome. These sets of instructions are the procedural components and these components may be linked together. A Decision Rights Owner is responsible for a repository of procedural components and the links to other related procedural components belonging to other Decision Rights Owners.
the detailed set of steps necessary to accomplish specific work. The steps consist of instructions either in human or machine readable terms that direct the performance of particular processing functions. (See Administrative Procedure and Computer Procedure).
A list of steps that a user takes to perform a task. Occasionally, it is appropriate to include information about result of a user's action, but in general, descriptive text is best avoided. See also process.
A set of specific steps that describe how an activity should be carried out, and by whom. For example, the procedure dealing with carrying out a post-implementation review of a Change would be likely to describe the scope of the procedure (to what Changes does this procedure apply), its purpose and how the success of the Change will be measured, the individual procedural steps and the responsibilities for carrying out or being involved in each of those steps. Procedures may be supported by more detailed Work Instructions.
Provides a method by which a policy is accomplished; the instructions necessary to carry out a policy statement. Focuses on action or steps and there is usually a starting point and an ending point to that action.
a set of JCL statements that is loaded into a library and is called by a job step (Procedures eliminate the need to rewrite the same sets of statements for many different job steps that may need them.)
A block of instructions which can be called with a reference to the procedure name. A procedure can take parameters. Normally used for code which is used a number of times throughout the program. For instance you might make a procedure to calculate the interest on a bank account, and each time, pass it the account balance and the interest rate. It could check for being below the minimum to get any interest, etc. See also : Functions Back to where you were
An administrative plan, either written or formalized by practice, which establishes the acceptable sequence of steps, actions, and methods for accomplishing a narrowly defined task in an efficient and effective manner.
a procedure is a set of instructions that performs a certain task. With the exception of Current, which takes no parameters, a procedure takes zero or several parameters and returns no result. See also function. [ edit][ edit
A particular way of accomplishing something, an established way of doing things, a series of steps followed in a definite regular order. It ensures the consistent and repetitive approach to actions. Quality Procedures are procedures that meet or exceed ISO9000 requirements.
A set of SQL or PL/SQL statements used together to execute a particular function. Procedures and functions are identical except that functions always return a value (procedures do not). By processing the SQL code on the database server, you can reduce the number of instructions sent across the network and returned from the SQL statements.
A written set of steps that specifies how to carry out a business function. If the business function is system-assisted, its corresponding procedure will indicate how the application system carries out that business function.
A sequence of instructions in a programming language designed to carry out a coherent operation or set of operations. Procedures often operate on data, passed to them through arguments, and return results, which may be used by other parts of the program. Procedures are first defined, to establish the actions they take, then called to carry out those actions.
ordered and structured commands to perform a particular task. For example, a Logo procedure for turning two lights on and off in order might be: TURNON 1 WAIT 10 TURNOFF 1 WAIT 10 TURNON 2 WAIT 10 TURNOFF 2.
Functions, procedures, routines, and subroutines are all basically the same thing-a set of statements that are grouped together for a common cause. If you like to be picky, functions are routines that return values while subroutines don't return values. Procedure is the generic name used to refer to both functions and subroutines.
A set of clauses in which the head of each clause has the same predicate. For instance, a group of clauses of the following form: connects(san_francisco, oakland, bart_train). connects(san_francisco, fremont, bart_train). connects(concord, daly_city, bart_train). is identified as belonging to the predicate connects/3.
A type of mechanism which has a very rigid and rules-based process for considering information, with a fixed range of outcomes. In this handbook, the procedures referred to are the 1503 procedure, the first Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, and other individual complaints procedures of other treaty bodies.
a standard method or set of methods for determining one or more performance metrics Examples: Procedure for Measuring and Reporting Commercial Building Energy Performance, Procedure for Measuring and Reporting the Performance of Photovoltaic Systems in Buildings Comments: This is one of the primary products of the PMP.
a particular way of carrying out an art-making process; for example, the procedures involved in the process of etching include applying the ink to the etching plate, rubbing off the excess, and taking an impression
The description of a formalized method of working (when and in what order actions are to be carried out) for a specified process or part thereof. Procedures provide for coordination between departments. Among other things, a procedure can be described as: The course taken through the company. What one department supplies to another, in what form, and at what moment. Rules relating to several departments.
A block of code that can be called from within an application. A procedure might be used to position objects on a form or to calculate information from a set of user data. Various types of procedures include Functions and Subs.
How to abide by a policy. Example: "When an employee has worked for us for 30 days, the human resources manager will submit an enrollment form to the employee." Procedures follow a " who does what, when" format.
a document that specifies, as applicable, the purpose and scope of an activity; what shall be done and by whom; when, where, and how it shall be done; what materials, equipment, and documentation shall be used; and how it shall be controlled.