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Prepares a SQL statement for remote execution by SQLEXEC(В ).

SQLPREPARE(nStatementHandle, cSQLCommand, [cCursorName])



Specifies the statement handle to the data source returned by SQLCONNECT(В ).

Specifies the SQL statement passed to the data source. The SQL statement can contain a parameterized WHERE clause, which creates a parameterized view. All parameters in the WHERE clause must be defined before SQLPREPARE(В ) is issued. For example, if the parameters are variables, the variables must be created and initialized before SQLPREPARE(В ) is issued. For more information about parameterized views, see How to: Create Parameterized Views.

Specifies the name of the Visual FoxPro cursor to which the result set is sent. If you don't include a cursor name, Visual FoxPro uses the default name SQLRESULT. For multiple result sets, new cursor names are derived by appending an incremented number to the name of the first cursor.

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SQLPREPARE(В ) sends the SQL statement to the data source where it is compiled for faster execution. After the SQL statement is compiled, it can be executed with SQLEXEC(В ). If SQLEXEC(В ) is used to execute a SQL statement prepared with SQLPREPARE(В ), only the statement handle is required in SQLEXEC(В ).


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gcAuthor = 'Smith'
= SQLPREPARE(gnHandle, 'SELECT * FROM authors;   WHERE au_lname = ?gcAuthor')
= SQLEXEC(gnHandle)
gcAuthor = 'Jones'
= SQLEXEC(gnHandle)

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