Assume I have a Java stored procedure that returns one or more result sets, and the holdability of those result sets is specified as part of the createStatement() method within the procedure definition (see below for an example).
If I execute this procedure against Derby embedded, the holdability of each result set matches that of the statement-specific holdability that is defined within the stored procedure. However, if I run the procedure against the Network Server using the Derby client, the holdability of all result sets is the same, and it is based on the holdability of the statement that executed the procedure--i.e. the statement-specific holdability that is defined within the procedure is ignored.
Ex: If I create a stored procedure that corresponds to the following method:
public static void p2(ResultSet rs1, ResultSet rs2,
ResultSet rs3) throws Exception
Then with Derby embedded, if I have a JDBC Statement that executes a call to this procedure, rs1 and rs3 will behave with HOLD_CURSORS holdability and rs2 will behave with CLOSE_CURSORS holdability--and that will be the case regardless of the holdability on the Statement that executed the call. That seems correct to me.
But if I do the same thing with Network Server, all of the result sets (rs1, rs2, and rs3) will have the same holdability as the JDBC Statement that executed the call. It doesn't matter what the holdabilities used within the procedure definition are: they will all be over-ridden by the holdability of the Statement that made the call.