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Used to initiate and conclude explicit transactions.


Initiate a new transaction.


Conclude a transaction by committing all work performed during the transaction.


Conclude a transaction by rolling back all work performed during the transaction.



Transactions are not started automatically. To start a transaction, you must do so explicitly using BEGIN TRANSACTION.

Transactions can be nested up to five levels deep. To start a nested transaction, use BEGIN TRANSACTION within the context of an existing transaction.

Transactions are not supported for linked tables.

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