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Always close your cursor

By , 18 Oct 2011

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13 Oct 2011  
Elina Blank
 
An alternative (simpler way :) ) is:BEGIN TRANDECLARE IdCursor CURSOR FOR SELECT Id FROM MyTable OPEN IdCursor FETCH NEXT FROM IdCursor INTO @CurrentIdWHILE (@@FETCH_STATUS) = 0 BEGIN -- do work IF @@error 0...
18 Oct 2011  
Kabwla.Phone
 
You also might want to look into the "LOCAL" keyword.This limits the scope of the cursor to the context in which it is created.DECLARE IdCursor CURSOR LOCAL FOR SELECT Id FROM MyTableThis is beneficial for many reasons.
13 Oct 2011  
Elina Blank 3 alternatives  
 
When cursors are inside transaction, it is sometimes easy to forget to close the cursor

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