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This page has instructions for running multi-statement transactions against CockroachDB from various programming languages.

Before you begin

Make sure you have already:

Note:

Your application should use a retry loop to handle transaction errors that can occur under contention.

Run a transaction

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BEGIN;
DELETE FROM customers WHERE id = 1;
DELETE orders WHERE customer = 1;
COMMIT;

For more information about how to use the built-in SQL client, see the cockroach sql reference docs.

The best way to run a multi-statement transaction from Go code is to use one of the following approaches:

The best way to run a multi-statement transaction from Java is to write a wrapper method that automatically handles transaction retry errors.

For complete examples showing how to write and use such wrapper methods, see Build a Java App with CockroachDB.

The best way to run a multi-statement transaction from Python code is to use one of the following approaches:

See also

Reference information related to this task:

Other common tasks:



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