Chapter 9. Introduction to Cursors

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Oracle® PL/SQL® Interactive Workbook, Second Edition
By Benjamin Rosenzweig, Elena Silvestrova
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Chapter Objectives

In this Chapter, you will learn about:

  • Cursor Manipulation

  • Using Cursor FOR Loops and Nesting Cursors

Cursors are memory areas that allow you to allocate an area of memory and access the information retrieved from a SQL statement. For example, you use a cursor to operate on all the rows of the STUDENT table for those students taking a particular course (having associated entries in the ENROLLMENT table). In this chapter, you will learn to declare an explicit cursor that enables a user to process many rows returned by a query and allows the user to write code that will process each row one at a time.


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    Oracle PL. SQL Interactive Workbook
    Oracle PL/SQL Interactive Workbook (2nd Edition)
    ISBN: 0130473200
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2002
    Pages: 146

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