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Re: DBI, savepoints, transactions, and AutoCommit

From: Daniel Staal <DStaal(at)usa(dot)net>
To: felix(at)crowfix(dot)com, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DBI, savepoints, transactions, and AutoCommit
Date: 2011-11-02 22:05:56
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--As of November 2, 2011 1:14:40 PM -0700, felix(at)crowfix(dot)com is alleged to 
have said:

> I understand the concepts of savepoints, and I have played with them
> in psql enough to understand that yes, as the fine manual says, they
> must be inside a transaction to work.  But how does this relate to DBI
> and DBD::Pg with AutoCommit off?  I learned the slow way that if
> AutoCommit is disabled, you don't issue a BEGIN WORK because that
> looks like trying to start a transaction inside a transaction.  But I
> I have AutoCommit off and try SAVEPOINT xyzzy, it tells me savepoints
> must be inside a transaction.  And of course, I can't get inside a
> transaction because I can't issue a BEGIN WORK because I am already
> inside a transaction.

--As for the rest, it is mine.

Sounds like you are doing things right.  What versions of the following are 
you using?

Also, do you have any example code that shows the problem?

Daniel T. Staal

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