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What Is a Transaction?

A transaction is a logical unit of work requested by a user to be applied to the database objects. MySQL server introduces the transaction concept to allow users to group one or more SQL statements into a single transaction, so that the effects of all the SQL statements in a transaction can be either all committed (applied to the database) or all rolled back (undone from the database).

The transaction concept only works on tables that use transaction-safe storage engines, like InnoDB and BDB. For transaction-unsafe storage engines, like MyISAM, transaction will be ignored.

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  1. What Is a Transaction?
  2. How To Start a New Transaction?
  3. How To End the Current Transaction?
  4. How To Create a Table for Transaction Testing?
  5. How To Switch between Autocommit-On and Autocommit-Off Modes?
  6. How To Find Out the Current Transaction Mode?
  7. How To Start a New Transaction Explicitly?
  8. How To Commit the Current Transaction?
  9. How To Rollback the Current Transaction?
  10. What Happens to the Current Transaction If a START TRANSACTION Is Executed?
  11. What Happens to the Current Transaction If a DDL Statement Is Executed?
  12. What Happens to the Current Transaction If the Session Is Ended?
  13. What Happens to the Current Transaction If the Session Is Killed?
  14. How Does MySQL Handle Read Consistency?
  15. What Are Transaction Isolation Levels?
  16. How To View and Change the Current Transaction Isolation Level?
  17. What Is a Data Lock?
  18. How To Experiment Data Locks?
  19. How Long a Transaction Will Wait for a Data Lock?
  20. What Happens to Your Transactions When ERROR 1205 Occurred?
  21. What Is a Dead Lock?
  22. How To Experiment Dead Locks?
  23. What Happens to Your Transactions When ERROR 1213 Occurred?
  24. What Are Impacts on Applications from Locks, Timeouts, and DeadLocks?

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