General Summary of Dynamic SQL Processing
The following statements are used when SQL statements are dynamically submitted:
Allocate extended cursor. Allocate SQL descriptor area. Close an open cursor. Deallocate SQL descriptor area. Deallocate prepared SQL statement. Declare a cursor for a statement which will be dynamically submitted. Examine the object form of the statement and assign values to the appropriate parameters in the SQL descriptor area. Execute a prepared statement (except result set generating statements). Shorthand form for PREPARE followed by EXECUTE. This form can only be used for fully-defined non-result set statements with no parameter markers. Fetch rows for a dynamic cursor. Get values from the SQL descriptor area. Open a prepared cursor. Compile an SQL source statement into an internal object form. Set values in the SQL descriptor area.
All statements submitted to dynamic SQL programs must be prepared.
All prepared statements and singleton SELECT statements, where the result-set contains only one row, are executed with the EXECUTE statement.
All other SELECT statements and calls to result set procedures are executed using OPEN and FETCH for a cursor declared with the prepared statement.
The declaration of a cursor for a statement, DECLARE CURSOR, must always precede the PREPARE operation for the same statement in an application using dynamic SQL.
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