SQL Cursor : Database Object That Provisions Access to Records in a Database

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When are procedural queries absolutely necessary?

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 ...
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sp_cursoropen and parallelism

I'm running into a performance problem with a query that I can't seem to get my head around. I pulled the query out of a cursor definition. This query takes seconds to execute SELECT A.JOBTYPE FROM ...
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Lots of “FETCH API_CURSOR0000…” on sp_WhoIsActive ( SQL Server 2008 R2 )

I have a strange situation. Using sp_whoisactive I can see this: Ok, with this query, I can see what is triggering ( does this word exists in english? ) it: SELECT c.session_id, c.properties, ...
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SQL Server using index scan instead of seek when updating a view that has an INSTEAD OF UPDATE trigger via a cursor

I have a 3rd party application which uses a cursor that updates rows in my SQL Server 2014 table. I am unable to modify this code and have therefore devised a scheme to point the cursor to a view ...
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Executing SPs in parallel (maybe with a cursor) [closed]

We have an 3rd party accounting system that runs on SQL Server 2008 R2. To insert invoices into this accounting system, we have to use the API that comes with it (which is just a set of encrypted ...
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Keep track of time intensive stored procedure with prints

I am no database admin nor is my SQL-foo any good (yet), but have a few tasks to get done in MSSQL, and one is a rather time intensive procedure where I fetch from a CURSOR and WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = ...
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Can two sessions create #temp tables with the same name?

I am creating a temporary table (#myTable) and using a cursor. Does this create a problem when concurrent users are accessing the cursor through my application? Does it allow me to create separate ...
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View SQL 2008 sp_cursorexecute Underlying Query and Execution Plan

I'm performance tuning a Dynamics AX application and see in a SQL trace a long-running, high-I/O query of the form exec sp_cursorexecute 1073742882 ... When I try and run that query in a new SQL ...
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Pass (comma separated) -yet single parameter to cursor

I have to get selection for a given string (with comma separated values) passed to the cursor. There can be multiple values that could be passed via single variable. My code is somewhat like: CURSOR ...
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Why choose a top query and temporary table instead of a cursor for a loop?

When it comes to looping over a large set of data in T-SQL, the majority of examples I see on the Internet use a pattern like this: declare @someVariable int declare @remainingRows int select ...
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Bug in PL/pgSQL function creation

I don't know if this question better suits here or in SO ... This is a script that I'd like to launch (the code of the function was copied from a question on SO): \c mydb create or replace function ...
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Converting SQL SERVER Procedure to POSTGRESQL

I have procedure in SQL Server to print all players of given country. I try to convert it into plpgsql, but I get errors. SQL Server Procedure CREATE PROCEDURE kraj_pilkarze @kraj varchar(30) AS ...
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Converting Cursor based filtering logic to CTE based

I have a cursor that runs long for about minutes which I was able to reduce to run in seconds using a CTE (Common Table Expressions). The result set was identical until there was given a condition ...
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How to execute this procedure in PL/SQL?

I have this table in the below format: Persnbr | Userfieldcd | Value 01 | Port | Funds 01 | Vip1 | Systems 02 | Port | Bank 02 | Vip1 | Authority This is how I want ...
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DB2 Dynamic Load from cursor

We have to load a number of huge tables using Load From cursor. The query formed for the same is a dynamic query as the column names are to be specified. we do the same using the below code in a ...
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SQL Server index causing incorrect behavior on cursors

I have a SQL Cursor that's behaving incorrectly as soon as we added an index to a table. Here's a trimmed-down example of the query causing issue: DECLARE @CUR_CRDATE NVARCHAR(8) DECLARE ...
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MySQL: Loop over cursor results ends ahead of schedule

I'm executing a loop that iterates over a cursor's results. The code is inside a trigger function, and the part that matters looks like that: EDIT: Sorry, stupid mistake. The trigger is executed ...
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Optimization around static cursor use

I'm currently in-house support for a vendor-supplied application which uses static cursors to crawl through a list of data. I've leaned on the vendor as much as I can to fix their cursor use with no ...
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Stored procedure using cursors [closed]

I am attempting to create a procedure using cursors to list the average salary of all employees on a per department basis. I am using three tables, defined as emp (eid, ename, age, salary) works ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 clustered index issue

Last week, we came up with a strange issue on Clustered index. We are using SQL Server 2008 R2 in our organization. A stored procedure is written for our application which contains a cursor in it. ...
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declaring cursor to loop over some values in SQL server 2008 R2

I have some business unit such as India, International, US, UK. I have to: Create a table variable (virtual in-memory table) with columns that match SPROC SP_Report resultset. Declare a cursor that ...
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Is it possible to disable use of fast forward-only cursor on server side?

I have an application that is using ODBC to access a SQL Server 2012 database using SQLSetStmtAttr to set the SQL_SOPT_SS_CURSOR_OPTIONS option to SQL_CO_FFO. This means that its reads from the DB are ...
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Find and remove gaps in sequence across two different columns

I've tried to solve this problem using a set-based approach. However, since I need to look at each row I think I must use a cursor; please correct me if I'm wrong. The table: Project, item, method, ...
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T-SQL CTE Compare previous non-NULL and current row to filter out by difference value

My sample database (in fact a CTE statement data) looks like this: eventdate val 2012-03-23 3965 2012-03-26 3979 2012-03-27 3974 2012-03-28 3965 2012-03-29 3967 2012-03-30 3959 2012-04-02 ...
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Difference data between adjacent rows

I have a table (called Visits) with ReqTime DATETIME NOT NULL column AND Duration INT UNSIGNED column. Duration should be set to the difference of ReqTime for two adjacent rows. But Duration is not ...
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Internal architecture of cursors

I know that cursor isn't very good idea, but I have some questions for internal structure of cursor. First step in cursor is determining result set which cursor iterate over. So, did cursor execute ...
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Inner cursor performance issues

Before I tried to avoid using cursor because of performance issues. But now I have to do some calculations to reach some goals. I have a stored procedure that has a code like this: DECLARE ...
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What is a cursor?

I am new to database concepts and I found some sources that try to explain what is a cursor, but I can't understand what they mean. Can someone explain in a very basic manner what a cursor is and what ...
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Recursive Query in MySQL using stored proceedure and CURSOR

I'm expanding our user/group system to allow for dynamic groups which are made up of other groups members. I have three tables users, groups, and relationships. For simplicity sake, lets say users ...
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How to loop through AS400 table with cursor

I have a AS400 table that contains multiple rows per person. Each row contains data concerning a transaction by the person including points assigned to each transaction. I read through all rows for ...
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Find all potentially redundant records in a table using cursors and fuzzy string matching

I have been given an interesting challenge and I believe I have a valid approach, but before I set about implementing it I want to see if there are some better ways to be doing things. The Problem We ...
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Does MySQL close cursor if stored procedure encounters an exception?

I've seen two different approaches of cursor handling is MySQL stored procedures. Now I'm curious about their stability, due to potential MYSQLEXCEPTION risks in stored routines. Assuming, that ...
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RedGate SQL Prompt - Cursor Snippet mistake

Using RedGate's SQL Prompt & loving it. But I used the "curff" snippet for the first time today ("Fast-forward read-only cursor"), and it produced the following TSQL (which I've filled in to make ...
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MongoDB Shard - Disable Cursor timeout

I'm using an sharded-cluster(Mongo version 2.4.1) with a java application. After a specific time (10 minutes or more) I got the following exception: com.mongodb.MongoException$Network: Read operation ...
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Performing a “Spread Negitive” over a dataset

I have a situation where a table that represents outstanding balances and credits are both contained in one table. What I need to do is apply all outstanding credits (preferably in order of oldest ...
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Get values from Select statement and Insert them in Temp table Stored procedure [closed]

Here is my stored procedure. I want to select data from a table, save it in a variable then insert in other variable. However, my select statement has where. In it the value for the day should come ...
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PLSQL using cursors or functions to query repeated data

Is it better to declare a commonly used lookup query as a package function or as a function (either returning rows or values or returning a sysref cursor)? Whats the difference? What are the best ...
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Improve a query using cursor to SET Based approach

I am still new to Query optimisation, and I have a Stored Procedure which uses a Cursor to go through each row within the Table, and performs the following operations: Calculate the Time Difference ...
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How can I keep a result set without keeping the transaction open?

The following documentation describes how to see the refcursor returned from a function, here, like this: CREATE FUNCTION reffunc(refcursor) RETURNS refcursor AS ' BEGIN OPEN $1 FOR SELECT ...
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Convert all ntext columns to nvarchar(max)

I'm trying to create a stored procedure to convert all ntext columns in my database to nvarchar(max). This is the code ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[usp_SL_ConvertNtextToNvarchar] AS BEGIN SET NOCOUNT ...
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Does @@FETCH_STATUS have (or need) an equivalent to SCOPE_IDENTITY?

MSDN advises that @@FETCH_STATUS be used with care because it's global: Because @@FETCH_STATUS is global to all cursors on a connection, use @@FETCH_STATUS carefully. After a FETCH statement is ...
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Cursor doesn't print text when I tell it to

I have used WAITFOR combined with a cursor in the following script: create table orders(orderId int primary key,productId int,productName varchar(20)); insert into orders values(1,11,'book'); insert ...
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Date Format in Sql Server

I am importing data from another sources, which has multiple columns but I am facing problem in date column like I have multiple format in this column like: dd/mm/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy mmm-yyyy Can you ...
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Why is this MySQL proc using cursors failing to retrieve results?

I am importing data from a third-party vendor. I have already imported their tables into my existing database. Now, I just need to iterate through each of their person records, munge it a little bit, ...
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To use a cursor or something else in my while loop?

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 ...
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When to open your MySQL cursor

A relatively simple question but from all my research I have been unable to find a decent answer. Which is technically more correct, open your cursor after your handlers have been defined or before ...
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Determine structure of out cursor

I have a function in Oracle that neither I nor my team wrote and is heavily obfuscated. However, it has a cursor out parameter. How can I find out the number and types that the cursor contains? For ...
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Cursor with Begin and End Transaction

I've got the following script that keeps hanging on the 2nd iteration through the loop. BEGIN BEGIN TRY BEGIN TRANSACTION DECLARE @itemID int DECLARE LoopCursor CURSOR FOR ...
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This refactoring from cursor on a dblink'ed Oracle table OK?

The data is being compared from the local version of the table to one in the contracts linked server. I'm not certain what the goal of this code is in the first place, but I'm trying to get a handle ...
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Print, transaction and cursor performance in Transact-sql

I'm having some performance issues when I run a script. I was reading about the problem with print and its performance, but I cannot figure out how to reduce the impact. The algorithm is O(n^2). The ...