Re: Minor question

From: Phillip Smith <phillip(dot)smith(at)weatherbeeta(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Jan Danielsson <jan(dot)m(dot)danielsson(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Minor question
Date: 2007-03-09 10:12:20
Message-ID: 1173435140.5301.5.camel@it-laptop
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I don't believe it would make any difference... NOT doing the rollback
would maybe save a couple of CPU cycles, but unless you're trying to
squeeze EVERY, LAST cycle out of your CPU, I wouldn't bother...

What's the underlying reason you're asking?


On Fri, 2007-03-09 at 11:03 +0100, Jan Danielsson wrote:

> Hello all,
> If I perform an update on a table which doesn't contain any rows to
> update, should I perform a rollback? I realize that the transaction is
> lost when the connection is closed, but is it technically correct to do so?
> I have this (psudo code):
> -------------------------
> UPDATE sessions SET last_access=current_time WHERE id='foo'
> if crsr.rowcount == 1:
> conn.commit()
> else
> # No entries found
> conn.rollback()
> -------------------------

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