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From "Geeta Ramani" <>
Subject RE: [DbUtils] MySQL rollback problem..
Date Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:20:40 GMT
Hi James: 

As you can see, I am continuing our off-line conversation from yesterday on-line now since
it seems like David Graham is thinking along similar lines (only a step ahead!) and I'd like
to add something based on what he's written. Ok, here's some code to try if you'd like to
give it a chance: (I know you have your reasons for writing the code the way you did, but
I still think this below is the more "traditional" way (am I mistaken folks?) and I'm curious
to see if it fails for you when the update fails.)

      run.update(conn, sqlStatement1);
      run.update(conn, sqlStatement2);
      run.update(conn, sqlStatement3);
catch(SQLEXception sqle) {
	//and do nothing else: no need to rollback as David mentions
	//do whatever..
	if (conn != null) {
		conn.setAutoCommit(true); //be safe for next use!
	else {

I repeat what I mentioned offline to you, we once had a problem with a pool we were using
(not dbcp) where we set a Connection's autoCommit to false, but released it back to the pool
*without* setting autoCommit back to true. The next time that Connection was obtained from
the pool, no commits happened! Trying to debug that one was kind of memorable especially since
it only (appeared to) happen sometimes ..)	

Yours is quite an interesting problem - I hope you will find the answer soon and post it so
we can see the solution.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Blashill []
> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 4:39 PM
> To: Jakarta Commons Users List
> Subject: RE: [DbUtils] MySQL rollback problem..
> If I weren't using connection pooling I wouldn't be concerned at all
> really.. 
> I've often wondered about what happens to uncommitted or rolled back
> data when using connection pooling (DBCP).. I browsed through the DBCP
> code a little and it looked to me as though if you didn't rollback the
> connection, DBCP wouldn't do it for you. And so when the 
> connection was 
> reused there was potential for the next transaction to commit 
> old data?
> I have never gotten around to really testing this.. Has anyone else?
> Thanks,
> James 
> > 

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