12.7.6.7. WHILE Statement

[begin_label:] WHILE search_condition DO
    statement_list
END WHILE [end_label]

The statement list within a WHILE statement is repeated as long as the search_condition is true. statement_list consists of one or more statements.

A WHILE statement can be labeled. See Section 12.7.1, “BEGIN ... END Compound Statement Syntax” for the rules regarding label use.

Example:

CREATE PROCEDURE dowhile()
BEGIN
  DECLARE v1 INT DEFAULT 5;

  WHILE v1 > 0 DO
    ...
    SET v1 = v1 - 1;
  END WHILE;
END;
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