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Re: sqlstate 02000 while declaring cursor/freeing statement

From: andy rost <andy(dot)rost(at)noaa(dot)gov>
To: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
Cc: "Thomas F(dot) O'Connell" <tfo(at)sitening(dot)com>,pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: sqlstate 02000 while declaring cursor/freeing statement
Date: 2005-08-30 20:10:37
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Just so that we can snip this thread, we've confirmed that free cursor 
and free statement do not affect sqlca structure elements sqlcode and 

Michael Fuhr wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 09:01:36AM -0500, Thomas F. O'Connell wrote:
>>On Aug 29, 2005, at 2:19 PM, andy rost wrote:
>>>   $declare loop1 cursor with hold for
>>>   select distinct ( tabname )
>>>   from meta ;
>>>results in sqlca.sqlcode = 100 and sqlca.sqlstate = '02000'
>>I don't see anything wrong with your cursor declaration, so this just  
>>looks like it's indicating that no rows were returned.
> See my response to the same thread in pgsql-sql about what's
> happening:
> The ECPG code generator doesn't issue the DECLARE statement until
> the cursor is opened, so checking sqlcode/sqlstate immediately after
> DECLARE but before OPEN will get the error code values from a
> previous command.
> Here's an excerpt from the DECLARE documentation:
>   The PostgreSQL  server does not implement an OPEN statement for
>   cursors; a cursor is considered to be open when it is declared.
>   However, ECPG, the embedded SQL preprocessor for PostgreSQL,
>   supports the standard SQL cursor conventions, including those
>   involving DECLARE and OPEN statements.
> Since declaring a cursor in PostgreSQL also opens it, ECPG apparently
> defers doing anything with the cursor until it finds the OPEN
> statement (i.e., EXEC SQL DECLARE generates no code, and EXEC SQL
> OPEN generates a DECLARE).

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