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Databases Modifying Data with SQL Handling Errors When Manipulating Data Introduction to Transactions

Jesse Dispoto
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Jesse Dispoto
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Is "committing" a statement different then executing or running a statement?

Just trying to grasp the concept of commits in SQL. Is committing essentially just running or executing a SQL command?

1 Answer

COMMIT is used in conjunction with a BEGIN TRANSACTION. COMMIT writes the changes you made as part of that transaction to the database. If you haven't yet committed the changes you still have the opportunity to ROLLBACK the changes.

Think of it as confirming that you are happy with the commands/statements that you ran/executed as part of your transaction.