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README How to obtain FAST_FORWARD cursor

Updated: 17 July 2006

The following example shows how to set the rowset properties to obtain a FAST_FORWARD cursor. After the properties are set, a SELECT statement is executed to retrieve and display the Name column of the Purchasing.Vendor table in the AdventureWorks database. This sample is not supported on IA64.

For more information on this sample, see How to: Obtain a FAST_FORWARD Cursor in Books Online.

This sample uses Visual C++.

Before running this sample, make sure the following software is installed:

  • This sample connects to your computer's default SQL Server instance. To connect to a named instance, change the connection string from L"(local)" to L"(local)\name", where name is the named instance. By default, SQL Server Express installs to a named instance.
  • If you are using Visual Studio, load the GetFastForwardCursor.sln file and build it.
  • If you are using MSBuild.exe, invoke MSBuild.exe at a command prompt, passing it the GetFastForwardCursor.sln file:
    MSBuild GetFastForwardCursor.sln

  • From Visual Studio, invoke Start Without Debugging (CTRL+F5).
  • If you built with MSBuild.exe, invoke GetFastForwardCursor.exe.

Change History

Release History

17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Clarified and updated prerequisites including the Web site for downloading the samples.
New content:
  • Added information on connecting to a named instance.