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Managing concurrency when using SELECT-UPDATE pattern

Let's say you have the following code (please ignore that it's awful): BEGIN TRAN; DECLARE @id int SELECT @id = id + 1 FROM TableA; UPDATE TableA SET id = @id; --TableA must have only one row, ...
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Are SQL Server Database writes slower with Snapshot Isolation?

I have a lot of deadlocks going on in my system. I would like to use Snapshot Isolation to fix them, but my DBA has reserves about it. One of his concerns is that Snapshot Isolation slows down ...
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ALLOW_SNAPSHOT_ISOLATION and READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT

Most of the forum and example online always suggest to have both ALLOW_SNAPSHOT_ISOLATION and READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT set to ON whenever someone is asking snapshot, row versioning or similar question. ...
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SQL Server - what isolation level for non-blocking select statements?

I have a long running transaction (called, say, T1) that performs some deletes, updates and inserts on a table in SQL Server 2008 R2. At the same time, another process periodically runs select ...
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“When a connection is closed and returned to the pool, the isolation level from the last SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL statement is retained”?

The MSDN online article "Snapshot Isolation in SQL Server" states: "An isolation level has connection-wide scope, and once set for a connection with the SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL statement, ...
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MySQL InnoDB locks primary key on delete even in READ COMMITTED

Preface Our application runs several threads that execute DELETE queries in parallel. The queries affect isolated data, i.e. there should be no possibility that concurrent DELETE occurs on the same ...
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SQL Server Select Count READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT QUESTION

I seem to be getting a lot of deadlocks when doing select count(*) on a particular table. I have already changed all the required parameters and made them into row only locking. I've also changed the ...
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How do these snapshot isolation level configurations interact on a SQL Server 2005 instance?

I started troubleshooting a tempdb issue we are having on SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition. A developer is getting an error that tempdb is out of space. Technically, the error is: Transaction ...
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Does the transaction isolation level affect indices as well?

Here's one for the SQL Server gurus: if I set my SQL Server 2008 transaction isolation level to READ UNCOMMITTED, does that also affect the index pages? E.g. using ISOLATION LEVEL READ UNCOMMITTED, ...
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Determining which isolation level is appropriate

This is a homework question. For the following transactions state the isolation level that will maximize throughput without lowering the integrity of the database. Explain the answer. ...
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Does Snapshot Isolation only give you what has been commited? (And General Snapshot Isolation questions.)

So, I have some deadlocking issues. I have seen two options to resolve it. Add read uncommitted to my db or do Snapshot Isolation and add read committed snapshot. After doing some research into ...
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Does SQL Server place shared locks on scanned records when using REPEATABLE READ

Assume a SQLCmd session which is using transaction isolation level REPEATABLE READ. In this session I start a transaction and execute an UPDATE statement with a WHERE clause on a non indexed column. ...
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Schema blocking in READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT

I am trying to troubleshoot locking behavior and the READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT isolation level while attempting to resolve concurrency issues. Background: Assume an online ordering system (ecommerce). ...
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Isolation Level for a Data Warehouse

We are building out a data warehouse (and also some data marts as well) in our organization. My DBA skills have mostly been on OLTP type applications, but I am moving into supporting OLAP for our ...
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How to force the use of row locks?

I am trying to get my table to use row locks. I have already disabled lock escalation. The isolation level is READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT alter table <TABLE_NAME> SET (LOCK_ESCALATION=DISABLE) go ...
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Why can't I change the isolation levels of my connection in MySQL?

I am trying to experiment a bit with the isolation level of MySQL in a test environment. I do the following: mysql> set @@session.tx_isolation='READ-UNCOMMITED'; ERROR 1231 (42000): Variable ...
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Why do row-versioning isolations use a linked list of versions of record? [closed]

Trying to better understand row-versioning based transaction isolations in SQL Server... According to Kimberly L. Tripp, Neal Graves's "SQL Server 2005 Row Versioning-Based Transaction Isolation": ...
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Execution of sequential delete and uncommitted read

We are running the following queries using dynamic SQL, which is erroring out for few cases when we run concurrent instances. The error is: Could not continue scan with NOLOCK due to data ...
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What effect does serializable isolation level have on DDL-statements?

I'm using Red Gate SQL Compare to create a release script based on differences between SVN and a database. This results in a script containing a bunch of table- and procedure-changes and it works ...
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SQL Server - Same query, same database, different results [closed]

I have a database in SQL Server 2008 with 2 tables. I'm running the following query on Management Studio: select M.FD_BROWSER_SHORT_NAME AS X, Count(1) AS Y from TB_EVENTS E INNER JOIN ...
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SELECT lock only for inserts [closed]

I need to get the MAX aggregate of certain field in a transaction. I use this value further inside the transaction. I want to avoid inserts in the entire table from which I'm getting the MAX while the ...
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Read Committed Isolation Level

Quote from docs: Read Committed is the default isolation level in PostgreSQL. When a transaction uses this isolation level, a SELECT query (without a FOR UPDATE/SHARE clause) sees only data ...
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How to insert and or update a variable number of records and prevent concurrency issues

I currently have the following stored procedure. However I am seeing some race conditions where I end up with incorrect data which I think is caused because the procedure isn't attomic and it can be ...
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How, when and why does implicit changing of transaction isolation level happen?

RCSI (Read Committed Snapshot Isolation) is the setting of a database changing the behavior of (the default) Read Committed isolation level in SQL Server. This is, as I understand, the context of ...
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What is the standard isolation level for a db used for money data?

When using a database server for monetary/financial data, I can only assume that using transactions is mandatory. But what I am not sure is which is usually the isolation level? Is a READ-REPEATABLE ...
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Does SQL Server place shared locks on scanned records when using REPEATABLE READ [duplicate]

Assume a SQLCmd session which is using transaction isolation level REPEATABLE READ. In this session I start a transaction and execute an UPDATE statement with a WHERE clause on a non indexed column. ...
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Does TRUNCATE TABLE affects isolation level in Sql Server?

As I am working on the project which has SQL SERVER as a database....I'm maintaining isolation level in my project where I enabled snapshot isolation level for my project.... As I have to make some ...
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How to set isolation to SERIALIZABLE DEFERRABLE for a whole Postgresql database? [closed]

I think read somewhere that it was possible to configure a Postgresql database to force all transactions to be SERIALIZABLE, but I can't find that document anymore. In fact, I would like to force the ...
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Best Isolation Level to avoid deadlocks in Sql Server [duplicate]

I need execute un update statement over an sql server table, this table is used by another process at the same time. because that sometimes deadlocks ocurs. wich Isolation Level do you recomend for L1 ...
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What are the possible reasons for SQL Server errors on reading operations upon switching ALLOW_SNAPSHOT_ISOLATION` and `READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON?

I have a client-server app running in Windows Server 2008R2 using/interacting SQL Server 2012. After reading app's documentation as well as feedbacks on internet from those who already accomplished ...
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MySQL server vs client isolation levels

What is the difference between setting the transaction isolation level in the client configuration and the server configuration? If I set the client isolation level to be serializable while the ...
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What would this non-'unique index with a unique search condition` query lock?

I am not sure about this part of the transaction manual For locking reads (SELECT with FOR UPDATE or LOCK IN SHARE MODE), UPDATE, and DELETE statements, locking depends on whether the statement ...