Question:
SELECT INTO statment returning error "ct_cursor(CLOSE); user api
layer: external error: A cursor must be opened before this
command type can be intialized." What is wrong and how do I get
around the problem?

Answer:
The Sybase CTLIB client will always parse a passthrough sql
statement weather or not we (Delphi, BDE, SQL Links, etc.) issue

an 'open' or 'exec'. If a SELECT is found to be the FIRST
word, it (Sybase CTLIB) will try to create a cursor hence the
error message. There is a workaround. Place a comment in front
of the SQL text like so:

CHANGE
select * into #temptable from oldtable

TO
/**/select * into #temptable from oldtable

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