CLOSE

CLOSE

Closes a cursor.

Synopsis

CLOSE cursor_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

cursor_name
The name of an open cursor to close.

Notes

Greenplum Database does not have an explicit OPEN cursor statement. A cursor is considered open when it is declared. Use the DECLARE statement to declare (and open) a cursor.

You can see all available cursors by querying the pg_cursors system view.

Examples

Close the cursor portala:

CLOSE portala;

Compatibility

CLOSE is fully conforming with the SQL standard.

See Also

DECLARE, FETCH, MOVE