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Databases Modifying Data with SQL Handling Errors When Manipulating Data Rolling Back from Transactions

Can you rollback a DELETE statement?

I was wondering if you can roll back a delete statement since they were said to be a permanent change, though if it was not yet committed, can it be rolled back..

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,253 Points

As a rule, you can't rollback data that you have deleted. But it's a little complicated depending on which version of SQL you're using. The transaction syntax might be a little different

Here's a bit more detail. :-)



Oh okay thanks a ton! I understand now. I'll stick to general rule then.