sp_cursorclose (Transact-SQL)

Closes and de-allocates the cursor, as well as releases all associated resources; that is, it drops the temporary table used in support of KEYSET or STATIC cursor. sp_cursorclose is invoked by specifying ID = 9 in a tabular data stream (TDS) packet.

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sp_cursorclose cursor


  • cursor
    Is a cursor handle value generated by SQL Server and returned by the sp_cursoropen procedure. cursor is a required parameter that calls for an int input value.


    An input value of -1 will apply towards all cursors on the current connection.


cursor will return error messages if the procedure was run after the cursor had been closed or if an invalid handle is specified.

RPC status indicates overall success or failure.

DONE rowcount is always 0.