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The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 2 - Programming Guide
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3.10.2 Additional/missing embedded SQL statements

This statement closes the current connection. In fact, this is a synonym for ECPG's DISCONNECT CURRENT.:
$CLOSE DATABASE;         /* close the current connection */
FREE cursor_name
Due to the differences how ECPG works compared to Informix's ESQL/C (i.e. which steps are purely grammar transformations and which steps rely on the underlying run-time library) there is no FREE cursor_name statement in ECPG. This is because in ECPG, DECLARE CURSOR doesn't translate to a function call into the run-time library that uses to the cursor name. This means that there's no run-time bookkeeping of SQL cursors in the ECPG run-time library, only in the PostgreSQL server.
FREE statement_name
FREE statement_name is a synonym for DEALLOCATE PREPARE statement_name.
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