Re: Oracle Cursors with .Net

From: David Portas <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 23:20:09 +0100
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"Ed Prochak" <> wrote in message
> ANY SELECT statement in ANY database opens a cursor. That cursor may
> be explicit or implicit, but it exists either way. This comes straight
> out of the SQL standard.

Why do you say this comes from the SQL standard? The standard says that cursors must be created with a DECLARE statement. As far as I'm aware there is no such thing as an implicit cursor in standard SQL. No such reference in the 1999 or 2003 docs anyway.

David Portas
Received on Wed Jun 04 2008 - 17:20:09 CDT

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