Rollback Method


Ends the current transaction and rolls back all pending changes to the database.




When this method is invoked, all OraDynaset objects that share the specified session or connection are given the opportunity to cancel the rollback request. If they do not cancel the request, they are advised when the rollback succeeds.

This feature is useful primarily for dynasets that are created as part of an Oracle Data Control operation. For these dynasets, the Validate event is sent to allow them to cancel the rollback request.

  • OraConnection and OraDatabase:

    The Rollback method rolls back all pending transactions within the specified connection. This method has no effect if a transaction has not begun. When a session-wide transaction is in progress, you can use this call to prematurely roll back the transactions for the specified connection.

  • OraSession:

    The Rollback method rolls back all pending transactions within the specified session. The Rollback method is valid only when a transaction has been started. If a transaction has not been started, the use of the Rollback method results in an error.


If an OraDatabase object has been enlisted with Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) and is part of a global MTS transaction, this method has no effect.


This example demonstrates the use of the BeginTrans and Rollback methods to group a set of dynaset edits into a single transaction. Copy and paste this code into the definition section of a form. Then, press F5.

Sub Form_Load ()
'Declare variables 
 Dim OraSession As OraSession 
 Dim OraDatabase As OraDatabase 
 Dim OraDynaset As OraDynaset 
'Create the OraSession Object.
Set OraSession = CreateObject("OracleInProcServer.XOraSession")
'Create the OraDatabase Object by opening a connection to Oracle.
Set OraDatabase = OraSession.OpenDatabase("ExampleDb", "scott/tiger", 0&)
'Create the OraDynaset Object.
Set OraDynaset = OraDatabase.CreateDynaset("select * from emp", 0&)
 'Start Transaction processing.
 'Traverse until EOF is reached, setting each employee's salary to zero.
 Do Until OraDynaset.EOF
   OraDynaset.Fields("sal").value = 0
 MsgBox "All salaries set to ZERO."
 'Currently, the changes have NOT been committed to the database.
 'End Transaction processing.
 MsgBox "Salary changes rolled back."
End Sub