BeginTransaction Method ()
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OracleConnection.BeginTransaction Method ()

Begins a transaction at the database.

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

public OracleTransaction BeginTransaction ()
public OracleTransaction BeginTransaction ()
public function BeginTransaction () : OracleTransaction
Not applicable.

Return Value

An object representing the new transaction.

Exception typeCondition


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.


If you do not specify an isolation level, the default isolation level is used. To specify an isolation level with the BeginTransaction method, use the BeginTransaction overload.

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.");

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

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