Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 19:08:50 +0000
The Gist of the article referred to by the link seems to be that you should explicitly close your cursors in pl/sql since Oracle will do so for you in only limited circumstances.
From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Rumpi Gravenstein Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1:50 PM To: lyallbarbour_at_sanfranmail.com
Subject: Re: Cursors
My understanding is that if you are talking about a cursors within pl/sql procedures, as the block exists, the cursors are closed for you automatically. There are a number of innovations that have occurred over the last few versions in this area with cursor caching and what not. For a good discussion see:
On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 1:43 PM, <lyallbarbour_at_sanfranmail.com> wrote:
> From what i've always known is you do not have to "close" a cursor
> when you loop it with a FOR LOOP. But if you explicitly say OPEN,
> FETCH... etc, then you need a CLOSE. That's just off the top of my head, though.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Goulet, Richard <Richard.Goulet_at_parexel.com>
> To: oracle-l_at_freelists.org
> Sent: Wed, Dec 23, 2009 1:31 pm
> Subject: Cursors
> First off, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanza, etc.
> to one and All.
> I'm trying to track down a perception that some of our
> developers have that there is no longer, post Oracle 10g R1, a need
> for their applications to close cursors. I've searched the Oracle
> docs, Metalink, and Google to no avail. Anyone else hear about this "feature"?
> Dick Goulet
> Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead
> PAREXEL International
> 900 Chelmsford St, Suite 310
> Lowell, MA 01821
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