CLOSE(l)                                                 CLOSE(l)

NAME
       CLOSE - Close a cursor

SYNOPSIS
       CLOSE cursor

   INPUTS
       cursor The name of an open cursor to close.

   OUTPUTS
       CLOSE  Message  returned  if  the  cursor  is successfully
              closed.

       NOTICE PerformPortalClose: portal "cursor" not found
              This warning is given if cursor is not declared  or
              has already been closed.

DESCRIPTION
       CLOSE  frees the resources associated with an open cursor.
       After the cursor is closed, no subsequent  operations  are
       allowed  on  it.  A  cursor should be closed when it is no
       longer needed.

       An implicit close is executed for every open cursor when a
       transaction is terminated by COMMIT or ROLLBACK.

   NOTES
       Postgres  does not have an explicit OPEN cursor statement;
       a cursor is considered open when it is declared.  Use  the
       DECLARE statement to declare a cursor.

USAGE
       Close the cursor liahona:

       CLOSE liahona;

COMPATIBILITY
   SQL92
       CLOSE is fully compatible with SQL92.

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