What is a Transaction?
In computer science, a transaction usually means a sequence of information exchange and related work (such as database updating) that is treated as a unit for the purposes of satisfying a request that is atomic, i.e. insistent against any and all failures. A transaction manager (TM) is the software component responsible for managing transactions.
What is the “Current Transaction is Aborted” Error?
The “current transaction is aborted” error typically occurs when an attempt is made to execute a SQL command on a database that is in the middle of a transaction. A transaction is a sequence of SQL commands that can be treated as a single unit. For example, if you are transferring money from one bank account to another, the SQL commands to debit the first account and credit the second account would be part of the same transaction.
If an error occurred while executing any of the SQL commands in the transaction, all of the changes made by those commands would be rolled back (undone). The “current transaction is aborted” error occurs when this happens.
There are several possible causes for this error, including:
-Attempting to execute a SQL command that is not valid within a transaction
-Attempting to execute a SQL command on a database that is not in a transaction
-A database error occurred while executing one of the SQL commands in the transaction
How to Fix the “Current Transaction is Aborted” Error
The first step in fixing this error is to identify the cause. If you are trying to execute a SQL command on a database that is not in a transaction, you can simply start a new transaction and try again.
If you are trying to execute a SQL command that is not valid within a transaction, you will need to either find an alternative way to do what you want or break up your task into multiple transactions.
If you are getting this error because of an underlying database error, you will need to contact your database administrator for help.
How to Fix the “Current Transaction is Aborted” Error
The “current transaction is aborted” error can be fixed by running the “ROLLBACK” command. This command will roll back the current transaction and restore the database to its previous state.
Restarting the Transaction
If you receive the “Current transaction is aborted, commands ignored until end of transaction block” error, it means that the current transaction has been aborted and no further commands can be processed until the end of the transaction block. This usually happens when a previous command in the transaction block fails, such as a DELETE or UPDATE command. To fix this error, you will need to restart the transaction from the beginning.
To do this, simply issue the BEGIN TRANSACTION command again at the start of your transaction block. This will reset the state of the current transaction and allow you to continue processing commands.
Checking the Status of the Transaction
If you are getting the “current transaction is aborted” error, it means that your SQL Server is in the process of rolling back an active transaction. This can happen for a number of reasons, but most often it is caused by an error in your code that causes the transaction to be marked as “inflight”. In order to fix this, you will need to check the status of the transaction and then manually roll it back.
Here is how you can check the status of the current transaction:
From the command line, type:
dbcc opentran() WITH TABLERESULTS;
This will show you the Status, Transaction Name, and Command for any open transactions. If there are no open transactions, you will see “No active open transactions.” If there is an open transaction, you will see something like this:
Status Transaction Name Command ----------- -------------------- --------- 0 tran1 UPDATE
Using the ROLLBACK Command
If you receive the error message “current transaction is aborted, commands ignored until end of transaction block,” this means that something went wrong while the database was trying to execute a transaction. Transactions are a set of SQL commands that are treated as a single unit – either they all execute successfully, or none of them do.
This error can occur for a number of reasons, but most often it is due to an error in one of the SQL commands within the transaction block. When this happens, the entire transaction is aborted and rolled back to its previous state. The ROLLBACK command can be used to manually roll back a transaction that has been aborted.
Here is an example of how to use the ROLLBACK command:
BEGIN TRANSACTION; UPDATE table SET column='value' WHERE id=1; UPDATE table SET column='value' WHERE id=2; --error occurs on next line UPDATE table SET column='value' WHERE id=3; ROLLBACK TRANSACTION;
Using the COMMIT Command
If you’re getting the “current transaction is aborted, commands ignored until end of transaction block” error, it means that your current transaction is no longer valid and any changes you try to make will be ignored. This can happen for a number of reasons, but the most common is that you’ve tried to make a change that violates a database constraint.
For example, if you’re trying to insert a new record into a table that has a unique index on one of its columns, and the value you’re trying to insert already exists in that column, you’ll get this error.
The fix is simple: run the COMMIT command. This will end your current transaction and start a new one, which will allow you to make changes again.