Using cursor fetch does not work in some cases
Posted by: Ulf Weiland
Date: April 07, 2020 10:19AM


I'm wondering if certain SQL statements cannot be used in combination with cursor fetch? The reason for asking is that running the SQL "show engines" results in
"java.sql.SQLException: The statement (1) has no open cursor".

The following simple Java program exemplifies this. See the main.
I'm running with: mysql-connector-java-8.0.19 towards a server MySQL 8.0.19.

package db;

import java.sql.*;
import java.util.Properties;

public class CursorFetchNotWorking {

private static void runQuery(String query, boolean cursorFetch) {
try {
String myDriver = "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver";
String myUrl = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3307/";
Properties connectionProps = new Properties();
connectionProps.put("user", "dbvis");
connectionProps.put("password", "dbvis");
connectionProps.put("defaultFetchSize", "5000");
if (cursorFetch) {
connectionProps.put("useCursorFetch", "true");
Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection(myUrl, connectionProps);
Statement st = conn.createStatement();
System.out.println("Connected:" + conn.getMetaData().getDriverVersion());
ResultSet rs = st.executeQuery(query);

while ( {
String col1 = rs.getString(1);
catch (Exception e) {
System.out.println("Got exception: " + e.getMessage());

public static void main(String[] args) {
System.out.println("=== Working");
runQuery("Select 1" , true);

System.out.println("=== NOT Working");
runQuery("show engines" , true);

System.out.println("=== Working");
runQuery("show engines" , false);

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