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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Configuring Your Database » Database options » Introduction to database options » Alphabetical list of options


max_cursor_count option [database]

Controls a resource governor that limits the maximum number of cursors that a connection can use at once.

Allowed values





Can be set for an individual connection or for the PUBLIC group. Takes effect immediately. DBA authority required to set this option for any connection.


This resource governor allows a DBA to limit the number of cursors per connection that a user can use. If an operation would exceed the limit for a connection, an error is generated, indicating that the governor for the resource has been exceeded.

If a connection executes a stored procedure, that procedure is executed under the permissions of the procedure owner. However, the resources used by the procedure are assigned to the current connection.

You can remove resource limits by setting the option to 0 (zero).