Niraj Bhatt – Architect's Blog

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Setting Auto Commit Off SQL Server

In this post I will share a useful tip for SQL Server. While working with a live database, turning Auto Commit Off / Implicit transactions ON can be quite handy, especially for mitigating human errors. This is often the case when you make an unintentional change to your database (I have seen this even in tightly controlled environments) and your only options are to restore a database backup or rollback your changes. Rollback being relatively easy option can be put in place via implict transactions (though by no means it would mitigate all human errors). Implicit transactions can be turned on via simple T-SQL statement or it can be done across all sessions by modifying SQL Server Management Studio Options (Tools -> Options) as shown below



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