I have a task of reducing the run time of a stored procedure that runs for hours. Description of task: The cursor takes a set of values @Master and @Slave obtained from a query(5000+ rows), finds ...
From reading around the net it seems the use of cursors is frown upon but no one ever seemed to give an alternative to them. In my case I need to set row by row though the results of a select ...
In Oracle, there are only 2 types of cursor i.e. Implicit and Explicit cursor. Which is easy to understand. But, in SQL Server there are 4 Cursor AFAIK i.e. Static,Dynamic,Forward Only and Scroll. ...
I know that we tend to avoid cursors and loops within SQL Server at every cost, but what are some of the situations where you absolutely need procedural queries, and set-based queries just will not ...