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CLOSE()                          SQL Commands                          CLOSE()



NAME
       CLOSE - Close a cursor

SYNOPSIS
       CLOSE cursor



   INPUTS
       cursor The name of an open cursor to close.

   OUTPUTS
       CLOSE  Message returned if the cursor is successfully closed.

       NOTICE PerformPortalClose: portal "cursor" not found
              This warning is given if cursor is not declared or has already
              been closed.

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.

       An implicit close is executed for every open cursor when a transaction
       is terminated by COMMIT or ROLLBACK.

   NOTES
       Postgres 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.

USAGE
       Close the cursor liahona:

       CLOSE liahona;



COMPATIBILITY
   SQL92
       CLOSE is fully compatible with SQL92.



SQL - Language Statements        29 March 2001                         CLOSE()