SqlTransaction - Overuse and Overhead RRS feed

  • Question

  • When using SqlTransaction in ADO.NET, I would like to understand what are the effect of overusing SqlTransaction, for example:

    - Unnecessarily using SqlTransaction when query / get data

    - Unnecessarily using SqlTransaction when insert only single command / single table

    I would like to know if there's any performance impact and how serious the performance impact is.


    Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:20 PM


  • Hi Daniell,

    Unnecessarily using SqlTransaction will have an overhead locking and unlocking the data. However, properly using SqlTransaction may benefit the performance.

    You may have a look at this thread for more information.

    You can also find some test result about inserting / updating from this blog:

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    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:11 AM