Positions a cursor.
MOVE [ forward_direction [ FROM | IN ] ] cursor_name
where forward_direction can be empty or one of:
NEXT FIRST LAST ABSOLUTE count RELATIVE count count ALL FORWARD FORWARD count FORWARD ALL
MOVE repositions a cursor without retrieving any data. MOVE works exactly like the FETCH command, except it only positions the cursor and does not return rows.
Note that it is not possible to move a cursor position backwards in Greenplum Database, since scrollable cursors are not supported. You can only move a cursor forward in position using MOVE.
On successful completion, a MOVE command returns a command tag of the form
The count is the number of rows that a FETCH command with the same parameters would have returned (possibly zero).
- The parameters for the MOVE command are identical to those of the FETCH command; refer to FETCH for details on syntax and usage.
- The name of an open cursor.
-- Start the transaction:
-- Set up a cursor:
DECLARE mycursor CURSOR FOR SELECT * FROM films;
-- Move forward 5 rows in the cursor mycursor:
MOVE FORWARD 5 IN mycursor; MOVE 5
--Fetch the next row after that (row 6):
FETCH 1 FROM mycursor; code | title | did | date_prod | kind | len -------+--------+-----+------------+--------+------- P_303 | 48 Hrs | 103 | 1982-10-22 | Action | 01:37 (1 row)
-- Close the cursor and end the transaction:
CLOSE mycursor; COMMIT;
There is no MOVE statement in the SQL standard.