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Get time specified for SQL queries to succeed


timeout = querytimeout(curs)


timeout = querytimeout(curs) returns the amount of time, in seconds, allowed for SQL queries of the open cursor curs to succeed. If a given query cannot complete in the specified time, the toolbox stops trying to perform the query.

The database administrator defines timeout values. If the timeout value is zero, queries must complete immediately.


Get the current database timeout setting for curs.

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To create a cursor using an ODBC connection, you can use the native ODBC interface. For details, see database.

Related Examples


  • This error message displays if a given database does not have a database timeout feature:

    [Driver]Optional feature not implemented
  • ODBC drivers for Microsoft® Access™ and Oracle® do not support querytimeout.

See Also


Introduced before R2006a

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