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How To Open a Cursor Variable?

A cursor variable must be opened with a specific query statement before you can fetch data fields from its data rows. To open a cursor variable, you can use the OPEN ... FOR statement as shown in the following tutorial exercise:

CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE FYI_CENTER AS
  TYPE emp_ref IS REF CURSOR RETURN employees%ROWTYPE;
  TYPE any_ref IS REF CURSOR;
  emp_cur emp_ref;
  any_cur any_ref;
  sys_cur SYS_REFCURSOR;
BEGIN
  OPEN emp_cur FOR SELECT * FROM employees;
  OPEN any_cur FOR SELECT * FROM employees;
  OPEN sys_cur FOR SELECT * FROM employees;
  CLOSE sys_cur;
  CLOSE any_cur;
  CLOSE emp_cur;
END;
/

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  1. What Is a Cursor?
  2. How Many Types of Cursors Supported in PL/SQL?
  3. What Is the Implicit Cursor?
  4. How To Use Attributes of the Implicit Cursor?
  5. How To Loop through Data Rows in the Implicit Curosr?
  6. How To Define an Explicit Cursor?
  7. How To Open and Close an Explicit Cursor?
  8. How To Retrieve Data from an Explicit Cursor?
  9. How To Retrieve Data from a Cursor to a RECORD?
  10. How To Use FETCH Statement in a Loop?
  11. How To Use an Explicit Cursor without OPEN Statements?
  12. Can Multiple Cursors Being Opened at the Same Time?
  13. How To Pass a Parameter to a Cursor?
  14. What Is a Cursor Variable?
  15. How To Define a Cursor Variable?
  16. How To Open a Cursor Variable?
  17. How To Loop through a Cursor Variable?
  18. How To Pass a Cursor Variable to a Procedure?
  19. Why Cursor Variables Are Easier to Use than Cursors?

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