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A stored procedure to create a queue system
Posted by: Rajesh Majji
Date: August 10, 2015 11:23PM

I have a queue system for a clinic where in table A I store the basic information
of the doctor
Doctor, day_of_week, start_time, end_time, maximum_patients , reserved queues
typically the doctor might have one morning slot and one evening slot

Queue # are reset every day, but carried on through a day. So if for morning session the maxmimum_patients are 10, and in the evening session the maximum sessions are 15, the queues are identified as 1 to 25 (10+15)

I store the queue booking in another table
Queue, doctor, patient.

There are 1-2 queues reserved for emergencies and are always fixed.

now I am working on a stored procedure which would list all the queue numbers
and identify if they are booked or available or reserved. I hate using cursors because of the unnecessary overload they create, but this what I end up doing. could there be a possible alternate?

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