Cursor processing record count.

Posted on 2010-11-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
HI, I am running a cursor which is updating around 15000
records in a table.

I need to see the number of records which are getting updated
or processed by the cursor while the query is running..

Can anyone please let me know how do i do that in a easy
manner without affecting the performance of my Cursor ?

Question by:gvamsimba
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
LVL 58

Assisted Solution

cyberkiwi earned 500 total points
ID: 34086839
> while the query is running..

You mean like a progressbar counter?  Not possible... unless you want to see the messages keep scrolling like

processing #1
processing #2
processing #3
processing #4
processing #5

which will flood the messages window
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

cyberkiwi earned 500 total points
ID: 34086849
If you mean a count after the loop is complete, then something like a counter

declare @counter int
set @counter = 0
while @@FETCH_STATUS = 0 begin
      set @counter = @counter + 1
      fetch next from mycursor .....
print convert(varchar(10), @counter) + ' records processed in cursor'
LVL 58

Assisted Solution

cyberkiwi earned 500 total points
ID: 34086874
Re the first case, you can use

declare @counter int, @msg varchar(200)
set @counter = 0
while @@FETCH_STATUS = 0 begin
      set @counter = @counter + 1
      set @msg = 'processing #' + convert(varchar(10), @counter)
      RAISERROR(@msg,0,1) WITH NOWAIT;
      fetch next from mycursor .....

Featured Post

Edgartown IT Case Study

Learn about Edgartown's quest to ensure the safety and security of the entire town's employee and citizen data. Read the case study!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How can I find this data? 3 41
SQL Select Query help 1 50
Connect to SQL 2008 r2 server over the Internet 4 84
What Is an Error? 2 59
In SQL Server, when rows are selected from a table, does it retrieve data in the order in which it is inserted?  Many believe this is the case. Let us try to examine for ourselves with an example. To get started, use the following script, wh…
Ever needed a SQL 2008 Database replicated/mirrored/log shipped on another server but you can't take the downtime inflicted by initial snapshot or disconnect while T-logs are restored or mirror applied? You can use SQL Server Initialize from Backup…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…
In an interesting question ( here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question