Prepares an SQL statement contained in a host string variable for execution.
The SQL statement contained in the host variable is prepared for execution. This function is equivalent to pre-processing and compiling an embedded SQL statement, but is performed at run-time. The (internal) output form of the statement is identified by the statement-name parameter.
See ALLOCATE CURSOR for a description of extended statements.
See also, DESCRIBE.
The following SQL statements can be used with the PREPARE statement:
ALTER EXECUTE STATEMENT SET DATABASE CALL GRANT SET SESSION COMMENT INSERT SET SHADOW COMMIT LEAVE SET TRANSACTION CREATE REVOKE START DELETE ROLLBACK UPDATE DELETE CURRENT SELECT UPDATE CURRENT DROP SET ENTER SET DATABANK
The source form of the SQL statement to be prepared is not preceded by the identifier EXEC SQL or terminated by the language-specific delimiter.
The source statement may contain question marks as parameter markers to represent variables to be used when the prepared statement is executed. See the Mimer SQL Programmer's Manual, Dynamic SQL, for more details.
Example... EXEC SQL BEGIN DECLARE SECTION; CHARACTER SQL_TXT(255); ... EXEC SQL END DECLARE SECTION; ... SQL_TXT := "DELETE FROM products WHERE product_search LIKE ?"; EXEC SQL PREPARE statement1 FROM :SQL_TXT; ...
For more information, see the Mimer SQL Programmer's Manual, Preparing Statements.
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