MySQL 5.7 Release Notes
MySQL supports cursors inside stored programs. The syntax is as in embedded SQL. Cursors have these properties:
Asensitive: The server may or may not make a copy of its result table
Read only: Not updatable
Nonscrollable: Can be traversed only in one direction and cannot skip rows
Cursor declarations must appear before handler declarations and after variable and condition declarations.
CREATE PROCEDURE curdemo() BEGIN DECLARE done INT DEFAULT FALSE; DECLARE a CHAR(16); DECLARE b, c INT; DECLARE cur1 CURSOR FOR SELECT id,data FROM test.t1; DECLARE cur2 CURSOR FOR SELECT i FROM test.t2; DECLARE CONTINUE HANDLER FOR NOT FOUND SET done = TRUE; OPEN cur1; OPEN cur2; read_loop: LOOP FETCH cur1 INTO a, b; FETCH cur2 INTO c; IF done THEN LEAVE read_loop; END IF; IF b < c THEN INSERT INTO test.t3 VALUES (a,b); ELSE INSERT INTO test.t3 VALUES (a,c); END IF; END LOOP; CLOSE cur1; CLOSE cur2; END;