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CLOSE(7)                          SQL Commands                          CLOSE(7)



NAME
       CLOSE - close a cursor


SYNOPSIS
       CLOSE name


DESCRIPTION
       CLOSE frees the resources associated with an open cursor.  After the
       cursor is closed, no subsequent operations are allowed on it. A cursor
       should be closed when it is no longer needed.

       Every non-holdable open cursor is implicitly closed when a transaction is
       terminated by COMMIT or ROLLBACK. A holdable cursor is implicitly closed
       if the transaction that created it aborts via ROLLBACK. If the creating
       transaction successfully commits, the holdable cursor remains open until
       an explicit CLOSE is executed, or the client disconnects.

PARAMETERS
       name   The name of an open cursor to close.

NOTES
       PostgreSQL does not have an explicit OPEN cursor statement; a cursor is
       considered open when it is declared. Use the DECLARE statement to declare
       a cursor.

EXAMPLES
       Close the cursor liahona:

       CLOSE liahona;


COMPATIBILITY
       CLOSE is fully conforming with the SQL standard.



SQL - Language Statements          2003-11-02                           CLOSE(7)