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OracleConnection.BeginTransaction Method (IsolationLevel)

Begins a transaction at the database with the specified IsolationLevel value.

Namespace:  System.Data.OracleClient
Assembly:  System.Data.OracleClient (in System.Data.OracleClient.dll)

public OracleTransaction BeginTransaction(
	IsolationLevel il


Type: System.Data.IsolationLevel
The transaction isolation level for this connection.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.OracleClient.OracleTransaction
An object representing the new transaction.


Parallel transactions are not supported.

To commit or roll back the transaction, you must explicitly use the Commit or Rollback methods.

To ensure that the .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle transaction management model performs correctly, avoid using other transaction management models, such as those provided by the database.

The following example creates an OracleConnection and an OracleTransaction. It also demonstrates how to use the BeginTransaction, Commit, and Rollback methods.

public void RunOracleTransaction(string connectionString)
    using (OracleConnection connection = new OracleConnection(connectionString))

        OracleCommand command = connection.CreateCommand();
        OracleTransaction transaction;

        // Start a local transaction
        transaction = connection.BeginTransaction(IsolationLevel.ReadCommitted);
        // Assign transaction object for a pending local transaction
        command.Transaction = transaction;

            command.CommandText = 
                "INSERT INTO Dept (DeptNo, Dname, Loc) values (50, 'TECHNOLOGY', 'DENVER')";
            command.CommandText = 
                "INSERT INTO Dept (DeptNo, Dname, Loc) values (60, 'ENGINEERING', 'KANSAS CITY')";
            Console.WriteLine("Both records are written to database.");
        catch (Exception e)
            Console.WriteLine("Neither record was written to database.");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.