Microsoft SQL ServerCursors


Syntax

  • DECLARE cursor_name CURSOR [ LOCAL | GLOBAL ]
    • [ FORWARD_ONLY | SCROLL ]
      [ STATIC | KEYSET | DYNAMIC | FAST_FORWARD ]
      [ READ_ONLY | SCROLL_LOCKS | OPTIMISTIC ]
      [ TYPE_WARNING ]
    • FOR select_statement
    • [ FOR UPDATE [ OF column_name [ ,...n ] ] ]

Remarks

Normally you would want to avoid using cursors as they can have negative impacts on performance. However in some special cases you may need to loop through your data record by record and perform some action.