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Uncommitted transactions are held open until the connection is terminated, and then they are rolled-back. So in connection-pooling scenarios, they will he held open longer since the connection has not terminated. For a SQL Agent job, it might not be using connection pooling, so the distinction between Session and Connection might not be obvious.


Non-committed transactions will be automatically rolled-back if the session is terminated. You can easily test this by: USE tempdb; CREATE TABLE dbo.TestTran ( ID INT NOT NULL CONSTRAINT PK_TestTran PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED IDENTITY(1,1) ); BEGIN TRAN INSERT INTO dbo.TestTran DEFAULT VALUES; SELECT * FROM dbo.TestTran; Results ...

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