You would like to see the code of a stored procedure in sql server
This is by design
The stored procedure sp_helptext will not only give you a view definition, but also functions, stored procedures, triggers, check constraints.
To find the information about e.g. sp_helptext you can use the following sql command:
exec sp_helptext 'sp_helptext'
You can now have a look the code of the stored procedure and have some inside information.
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Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.