simple cursor runs infinite loop

Hi, I'm trying to build a simple cursor to understand how they work. From the temp table, I would like to print out the values of the table, when I run my cursor it just keeps running the output of the first row infinitely. I just want it to print out the 7 rows in the table ...

IF OBJECT_ID('TempDB..#tTable','U') IS NOT NULL
         DROP TABLE #tTable

 CREATE TABLE #tTable
        (
        tID int,
        minValue int,
        maxValue int,
        tName varchar(25)        
        )
        insert into #tTable
        (tID, MinValue, MaxValue, tName)
SELECT '1','0','3','0-3 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '2','3','6','3-6 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '3','6','9','6-9 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '4','9','12','9-12 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '5','12','18','12-18 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '6','18','24','18-24 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '7','24','9999','24+ Mths'        
       
select * from #tTable

declare @tid as int;
declare @min as int;
declare @max as int;
declare @tn as varchar(25);

declare @otCursor as cursor;

set @otCursor = cursor for
select TenureID, MinMonths, MaxMonths, TenureName from #tTable;

open @otCursor;
fetch next from @otCursor into @tid,@min,@max,@tn
while @@fetch_status = 0
begin
      print
      cast(@tid as varchar(50)) + ' ' +
      cast(@min as varchar(50)) + ' ' + cast(@max as varchar(50)) + ' ' +
      @tn;
end

close @otCursor
deallocate @otCursor
Scarlett72Asked:
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HainKurtConnect With a Mentor Sr. System AnalystCommented:
oops, another issue :) you need another fetch in loop, here it is:

IF OBJECT_ID('TempDB..#tTable','U') IS NOT NULL
         DROP TABLE #tTable

 CREATE TABLE #tTable 
        (
        tID int,
        minValue int,
        maxValue int,
        tName varchar(25)        
        )
        insert into #tTable
        (tID, MinValue, MaxValue, tName)
SELECT '1','0','3','0-3 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '2','3','6','3-6 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '3','6','9','6-9 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '4','9','12','9-12 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '5','12','18','12-18 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '6','18','24','18-24 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '7','24','9999','24+ Mths'        
        
select * from #tTable

declare @tid as int;
declare @min as int;
declare @max as int;
declare @tn as varchar(25);

declare @otCursor as cursor;

set @otCursor = cursor for
select tID, MinValue, MaxValue, tName from #tTable;

open @otCursor;
fetch next from @otCursor into @tid,@min,@max,@tn
while @@fetch_status = 0
begin
      print
      cast(@tid as varchar(50)) + ' ' +
      cast(@min as varchar(50)) + ' ' + cast(@max as varchar(50)) + ' ' + @tn;
	  fetch next from @otCursor into @tid,@min,@max,@tn
end

close @otCursor
deallocate @otCursor

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HainKurtSr. System AnalystCommented:
here:

 CREATE TABLE #tTable 
        (
        tID int,
        minValue int,
        maxValue int,
        tName varchar(25)        
        )
        insert into #tTable
        (tID, MinValue, MaxValue, tName)
SELECT '1','0','3','0-3 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '2','3','6','3-6 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '3','6','9','6-9 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '4','9','12','9-12 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '5','12','18','12-18 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '6','18','24','18-24 Mths' UNION ALL
SELECT '7','24','9999','24+ Mths'        
        
select * from #tTable

declare @tid as int;
declare @min as int;
declare @max as int;
declare @tn as varchar(25);

declare @otCursor as cursor;

set @otCursor = cursor for
select tID, MinValue, MaxValue, tName from #tTable;

open @otCursor;
fetch next from @otCursor into @tid,@min,@max,@tn
while @@fetch_status = 0
begin
      print
      cast(@tid as varchar(50)) + ' ' +
      cast(@min as varchar(50)) + ' ' + cast(@max as varchar(50)) + ' ' +
      @tn;
end

close @otCursor
deallocate @otCursor

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HainKurtSr. System AnalystCommented:
problem was here:

select TenureID, MinMonths, MaxMonths, TenureName from #tTable;
>>>
select tID, MinValue, MaxValue, tName from #tTable;
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Scarlett72Author Commented:
Hi HainKurt, thank you for replying, the samething is happening for me, it just keeps running '1 0 3 0-3 Mths'
over and over again ... it must be something simple ...
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Scarlett72Author Commented:
ok, that worked!  and makes sense, thank you HainKurt
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