Month: June 2017

Solution: Can a select statement create a transaction Lock?

I would like to thank Andrew Sayer for the correct solution. A select statement without a for update clause can not set a transaction lock. The transaction lock must therefore come from another statement of the same session.

As long as no commit has taken place, the lock is upright. We would therefore have to go back in time using active session history to determine where the transaction lock originated.

Basically, it is a good idea to speed up the long-running Select statement. This allows the transcation lock to be held for a shorter period of time, since the commit point can be reached more quickly.

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