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NAME

       EXECUTE - execute a prepared statement

SYNOPSIS

       EXECUTE name [ ( parameter [, ...] ) ]

DESCRIPTION

       EXECUTE  is  used  to  execute  a  previously prepared statement. Since
       prepared statements only exist for  the  duration  of  a  session,  the
       prepared  statement  must  have  been  created  by  a PREPARE statement
       executed earlier in the current session.

       If the PREPARE statement that  created  the  statement  specified  some
       parameters,  a  compatible  set  of  parameters  must  be passed to the
       EXECUTE statement, or else  an  error  is  raised.  Note  that  (unlike
       functions)  prepared statements are not overloaded based on the type or
       number of their parameters; the name of a prepared  statement  must  be
       unique within a database session.

       For  more information on the creation and usage of prepared statements,
       see PREPARE [prepare(7)].

PARAMETERS

       name   The name of the prepared statement to execute.

       parameter
              The actual value of a parameter to the prepared statement.  This
              must  be  an expression yielding a value that is compatible with
              the data type of this parameter,  as  was  determined  when  the
              prepared statement was created.

OUTPUTS

       The  command tag returned by EXECUTE is that of the prepared statement,
       and not EXECUTE.

EXAMPLES

       Examples are given in the Examples [prepare(7)] section of the  PREPARE
       [prepare(l)] documentation.

COMPATIBILITY

       The  SQL standard includes an EXECUTE statement, but it is only for use
       in embedded SQL. This version of the  EXECUTE  statement  also  uses  a
       somewhat different syntax.

SEE ALSO

       DEALLOCATE [deallocate(7)], PREPARE [prepare(l)]