creates a savepoint to be used as part of an SQL transaction.


  • To use SQLSetSavepoint, you first need to load DatabaseLink using Needs["DatabaseLink`"].
  • A group of SQL commands grouped into a transaction will only take effect permanently when the transaction is committed. The transaction can be canceled or returned to a savepoint.


Basic Examples  (1)

If you find that the examples in this section do not work as shown, you may need to install or restore the example database with the "DatabaseLink`DatabaseExamples`" package, as described in Using the Example Databases.

Open a connection:

Begin a transaction:

Insert data:

Set a savepoint:

Insert more data:

Roll back to the savepoint:

Commit the transaction:

The table only contains data inserted up to the savepoint: