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Inserts and using cursors in multi-user environment (T-SQL)

ericvb asked
Last Modified: 2008-03-04
I declared a cursor to move around in my table (next, prior, ...). To see modifications and deletions, I declared the cursor 'dynamic'. So if someone (another application) is changing a row, I will see it when I fetch the row.

What if another application inserts a row into the base table? I won't see it until I close and reopen the cursor.

How to manage that?
Can application 1 receive a message from application 2 to close his cursor and reopen it because application 2 inserted a row?
Or can the server send a message to all the applications connected to this database?

I can't close and reopen the cursor every time that I fetch a record :
1. I lose the current record, so I must provide a mechanism to avoid this
2. because the select statement in the cursor is complicated, opening the cursor will take some time
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