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What Is a READ WRITE Transaction?

A READ WRITE transaction is a transaction in which the read consistency is set at the statement level. In a READ WRITE transaction, a logical snapshot of the database is created at the beginning of the execution of each statement and released at the end of the execution. This guaranties that all reads within a single statement get consistent data from the database.

For example, if you have a query statement that takes 10 minutes to be executed, a snapshot of the database will be created for this statement for 10 minutes. If a subquery is used in this statement, it will get the consistent data no matter when it gets executed within this 10 minutes. In another word, data changes made during this 10 minutes by other users will not impact the execution of this query statement.

By default, all transactions are started as READ WRITE transactions.

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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 Test Table for Transaction Testing?
  5. How To Commit the Current Transaction?
  6. How To Rollback the Current Transaction?
  7. What Happens to the Current Transaction If a DDL Statement Is Executed?
  8. What Happens to the Current Transaction If the Session Is Ended?
  9. What Happens to the Current Transaction If the Session Is Killed?
  10. How Does Oracle Handle Read Consistency?
  11. What Is a READ WRITE Transaction?
  12. What Is a READ ONLY Transaction?
  13. How To Set a Transaction To Be READ ONLY?
  14. What Are the Restrictions in a READ ONLY Transaction?
  15. What Are the General Rules on Data Consistency?
  16. What Are Transaction Isolation Levels Supported by Oracle?
  17. What Is a Data Lock?
  18. How Data Locks Are Respected?
  19. How To Experiment a Data Lock?
  20. How To View Existing Locks on the Database?
  21. What Is a Dead Lock?
  22. How Oracle Handles Dead Locks?

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