Mark the end of a successful implicit or explicit transaction.
Syntax COMMIT TRAN[SACTION] [transaction] COMMIT TRAN[SACTION] [@transaction_var] [;] Key: transaction A name for the transaction <= 32 characters. transaction_var A user-defined variable containing a transaction name.
If @@TRANCOUNT is greater than 1, the transaction will stay active. Each COMMIT TRANSACTION decrements @@TRANCOUNT by 1 until it reaches 1.
When @@TRANCOUNT is 1, COMMIT TRANSACTION makes all data modifications performed since the start of the transaction a permanent part of the database, frees the resources held by the transaction, and decrements @@TRANCOUNT to 0.
Placing COMMIT TRANSACTION or COMMIT WORK statements in a trigger is not recommended.
DECLARE @MyTran VARCHAR(20); SELECT @MyTran = 'MyTransaction'; BEGIN TRANSACTION @MyTran; USE MyDatabase; DELETE FROM MyDatabase.MySchema.MyTable WHERE MyColumn = 123; COMMIT TRANSACTION @MyTran; GO
"The two offices of memory are collection and distribution" - Dr. Johnson
Equivalent Oracle command: COMMIT