SPI_cursor_open — set up a cursor using a statement created with
Portal SPI_cursor_open(const char *
plan, Datum *
values, const char *
SPI_cursor_open sets up a cursor (internally, a portal) that will execute a statement prepared by
SPI_prepare. The parameters have the same meanings as the corresponding parameters to
Using a cursor instead of executing the statement directly has two benefits. First, the result rows can be retrieved a few at a time, avoiding memory overrun for queries that return many rows. Second, a portal can outlive the current C function (it can, in fact, live to the end of the current transaction). Returning the portal name to the C function's caller provides a way of returning a row set as result.
The passed-in parameter data will be copied into the cursor's portal, so it can be freed while the cursor still exists.
const char *
name for portal, or
NULL to let the system select a name
prepared statement (returned by
An array of actual parameter values. Must have same length as the statement's number of arguments.
const char *
An array describing which parameters are null. Must have same length as the statement's number of arguments.
SPI_cursor_open assumes that no parameters are null. Otherwise, each entry of the
nulls array should be
' ' if the corresponding parameter value is non-null, or
'n' if the corresponding parameter value is null. (In the latter case, the actual value in the corresponding
values entry doesn't matter.) Note that
nulls is not a text string, just an array: it does not need a
true for read-only execution
Pointer to portal containing the cursor. Note there is no error return convention; any error will be reported via
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