Software Vendor Mistakes With SQL Server: Explicit And Implicit Transactions

Holler And Cuss


There’s a time and a place for everything, except scalar functions. In a lot of the locking and deadlocking issues I help clients with, developers either:

  • Didn’t understand the scope of their transaction
  • Didn’t need an explicit transaction to begin with (ha ha ha)
  • Didn’t realize how god derned awful Implicit Transactions can be

In this post, I’m gonna give you access to some more of my training videos about locking and blocking for free. Holiday spirit, or something.

There’s a bunch of stuff in there that’ll help you generally with these issues, and one that covers the topic of this post specifically. Enjoy!

Going Further


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