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Oracle® PL/SQL® Interactive Workbook, Second Edition by Elena Silvestrova, Benjamin Rosenzweig

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Chapter 9. Introduction to Cursors

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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