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Cursor Programming Details

SQL Server 2000

Choosing the correct cursor options is an important part of developing a Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 application.

Using block cursors can reduce the number of network roundtrips between the client and SQL Server, thereby improving performance. SQL Server may implicitly convert a cursor type if you execute a Transact-SQL statement not supported by the cursor type you requested. SQL Server populates the keyset of a large keyset-driven cursor asynchronously, which shortens the time between when the cursor is opened and when you can fetch the first rows.

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