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RDBMS Stored Procedure Details : Data output and retrieval options : Results retrieved from a database

Results retrieved from a database

This section identifies and briefly defines three coding techniques that ABL supports to retrieve data source results. In general, you can think of these techniques as handling complex query results for which each technique has its own purpose and benefits.
* Using the OpenEdge-supplied proc-text-buffer for row results
* Defining a special view on the Oracle data source to use as a buffer for row results
* Loading results into a temp-table