My Oracle Support Banner

Calling isBeforeFirst() multiple times on a RefCursor ResultSet always returns true (Doc ID 1497502.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 03, 2016

Applies to:

JDBC - Version to [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


With JDBC and resultSet.isBeforeFirst() always returns true when calling a PL SQL stored procedure that has a ref cursor as an OUT parameter.
If you fetch from a ref cursor in a loop while, calling isBeforeFirst(),  then it loops indefinitely returning the first row.


The issue does not occur with JDBC or


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.