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Re: cursor bug

From: <washingtonirving(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: cursor bug
Date: 2003-08-30 22:20:56
Message-ID: 20030830222056.74734.qmail@web41015.mail.yahoo.com (view raw or flat)
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Thanks for the quick reply. Couple questions:
- when is 7.4 expected?
- what is the overhead in declaring a cursor scroll? time? space?

thanks
-w

--- Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> <washingtonirving(at)yahoo(dot)com> writes:
> > Under some cases, using cursors and the fetch and move commands don't
> > work as expected.
> 
> Moving backwards in complex queries (anything more complex than a single
> table scan) doesn't work reliably in releases before 7.4.  In 7.4 you
> can do it, but you'll usually have to specifically declare the cursor
> as SCROLL ... and eat the ensuing overhead ...
> 
> 			regards, tom lane
> 
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