BG: What’s a data architect?
DA: Well, a company is like a big hill and the business people are at the bottom of the hill. Data starts at the top. It looks and smells a lot like poop. As a matter of a fact, I’ll call it poop.
BG: That’s kind of disgusting and probably irrelevant.
DA: No, stick with me (like poop). I’ll get to the point soon.
When overloading a procedure or function it is the calling parameters that make the difference. The return type does not make a difference as far as the ability to overload. Generally, when talking about overloaded procedures, you will hear or read something like “You must change at least one of the parameter data types to overload it.” But that’s not really true.