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From:Benjamin Pflugmann Date:May 31 1999 11:45am
Subject:Re: transactonal integrity
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A database which ensures transactional integrity allows you to do
several SQL statements in a row and ensures you that nobody
interefes. Additionally, when speaking of transaction with rollback,
if one statement fails, you can take back alltogether, i.e. either
none or all or the statements get executed.

Note, however, that except for rollback you can in a lot of cases you
can work around the need for transactions by other ways. (Btw, you
don't need transactions at all, if you are only 'select'ing data, if
that was not clear yet).

Have a look at section 5 of the manual mentioned in the footer of this
mail, especially at section 5.2 and 5.4, which explain quite nicely
what MySQL lacks and how to cope with.



On Sun, May 30, 1999 at 08:47:41PM -0700, peter@stripped wrote:
> Hi,
> A friend tells me MySQL has 'no transactional integrity' .  What does he
> mean by this?
> Can anyone help?  I am wanting to use MySQL to search through large
> numbers of records for occurences of words using WHERE col LIKE 'word'.
> Is transactional integrity a problem for me?
> Thanks!
> Peter
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