A Rexx interface to SQL databases

Version 2.5

10 October 2006

SQLOPEN(statement name[,bind1[,bind2[,...[,bindN]]]])

Opens a cursor for the nominated statement. The statement must be a query (a SELECT statement) and must have been prepared prior to opening (with SQLPREPARE). Opening the cursor, binds any supplied values to the corresponding placemarkers and then executes the SELECT statement. The first row is made ready to be fetched. If a cursor was already open for the named statement then it will be automatically closed prior to reopening the cursor.


statement name
A name to identify the sql statement.

Values supplied to bind to the placemarkers.
The format of bind values is implementation dependant.


success: zero
failure: a negative number

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