Subject Failed to post all datasets (solved)
Author Antonio Avrini
> Antonio,
> Do you understand that Commit occurs at transaction level, and commits
> changes that are *posted* by datasets?
> If a change is not posted, then the transaction is being asked to commit
> changes that the server has no knowledge of. Autocommit is a client-side
> setting, which causes each Commit call to be preceded by a Post of all
> datasets...without Autocommit, your application must take care to perform
> the Posts of all datasets in the transaction.
> The IBO code will call the NeedToPost method of each non-cached
> dataset. However, if you have cached datasets, you will need to visit
> those datasets yourself and call ApplyUpdates.
> In Fb/IB, all updates are a two-step process: a request (sent by posting
> the SQL statement that will perform the change) which, if successful,
> causes the server to create a new record version structure. IBO
> implements
> this step in the Post method. This new record version is written to disk
> but it is not yet visible to any other transaction. It remains as an
> uncommitted request, visible only to the transaction that submitted it.
> A subsequent Commit (if successful) causes that record version to become
> the latest version, visible to all subsequent transactions as well as any
> concurrent transactions that are in ReadCommitted isolation. If Rollback
> is called instead, the pending new record version is made "obsolete" and
> the original version is unlocked and stays current.
> Commit and Rollback affect *all* datasets in the transaction, not
> just the
> last one you happened to be operating on.
> Caching effectively separates the records in the dataset buffer from the
> state of the database, i.e. it tells the transaction "leave me alone, I
> will look after my own posting." No changes in the buffer will be posted
> until the cached dataset explicitly calls ApplyUpdates. The transaction
> "knows" when there is a cached dataset under its umbrella and, thus, it
> "knows" when it is being asked to post changes which it doesn't
> know about.
> You can force the transaction to perform ApplyUpdates on its cached
> datasets. The transaction has its own ApplyUpdates method, which
> takes as
> an argument a list of names of cached datasets. It has a property
> CachedUpdatesPendingCount that you can use to check whether there are
> cached datasets that need ApplyUpdates: do this before your Commit call
> and make sure you catch exceptions. Cached updates are much more
> prone to
> update conflicts than are non-cached.
> Helen
thank you for the clear explanation.
The exception was due to the code in the afterpost event that, indirectly,
changed back the dataset state to dsEdit before the commit call.
Thanks to all for the help.
Regards, Antonio