Opens a pointer to a logical table
The OPEN statement opens a cursor (a pointer to a logical table) that has been declared with the DECLARE CURSOR statement. The DECLARE CURSOR statement declares a cursor which may be processed in an application program. A logical table is a temporary collection of data that satisfies conditions specified in a SELECT statement. Once a declared cursor has been opened, the FETCH statement may be used to obtain values from the rows of its logical table. The CLOSE statement is used to close an open cursor. Cursors may be opened and closed repeatedly until the cursor is released with the DROP CURSOR statement or the session is exited. The OPEN statement opens the cursor on the first row of its logical table, regardless of which row it was on when last closed.
This command can only be used in Embedded SQL. The cursor must already be declared.
|cursor||The name of the cursor to be opened.|