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(FOC1406) SQL OPEN CURSOR ERROR solved by selecting records

(FOC1406) SQL OPEN CURSOR ERROR solved by selecting records

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In reference to the question in thread347-871635: Focus Error

I had a similar problem this week. I was running a procedure and I got the following error:

(FOC1406) SQL OPEN CURSOR ERROR.

The error occurred intermittently, not every time the procedure was run. It gave me the name of a table used in the procedure.

I thought it might be an issue of the number of records being read. So I changed the procedure to omit most of the records and use only the ones we need, and it then ran successfully. I made sure to select by a key field.

Then the administrator of our SQL server found that there were a few records missing from the table. There is a JOIN statement in the procedure, and when it reads all the records, it is trying to join one table to another table which does not have every matching number. When it uses only the records we need, it does not use those numbers which are missing in the second table. So that might be the cause of the error.

I don't know if it is a file size issue, or an issue of a JOIN statement which is not finding a matching record. But I managed to solve the problem by using an IF statement after the TABLE FILE statement, to omit the records we don't need to include.

I hope this is helpful to anyone who receives this particular error message and wants to track down the possible causes of it.    

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