[Phpmyadmin-devel] chance for transactions in pma?

Robin H. Johnson robbat2 at orbis-terrarum.net
Mon Mar 24 10:07:06 CET 2003

On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 05:57:01PM +0100, Beck, Mike wrote:
> > The only workaround that is possible if we want transaction support in
> > PMA would be to buffer the queries inside PMA, using our own seperate
> > table, and then sending them atomically to MySQL on COMMIT or just
> > dumping them on ROLLBACK.
> no, i don't think that'd stand a chance - if i have a big table and want to
> do a updatequery on it and afterwards check if everything looks fine before
> doing commit or rollback, that'd mean PMA would do a copy of my big table on
> the heap for as long as it takes me to decide wether i like it? i doubt that
> any ISP would like that behaviour.
so you are doing:
SELECT (and check results)

you are expecting the SELECT to show the effect of UPDATE yes? It
shouldn't show any changes to the tables until you do COMMIT.

What we DO need to accomplish the above, is something to check that the
queries are 100% valid, without running them.

One other possible solution to this, abusing persistant connections:
Is it possible to serialize the connection info in some way, and
preserve it in a table maybe? That way it should be portable between
Apache instances, or is that asking too much?

> but it is kind of sad, to see that here we seem to come to a point where
> MySQL is offering a useful feature that users will not be able to use with
> PMA - for usage of transactions i now installed the MySQL Controlcenter here
> again ;-(
This is only because the transactionless nature of HTTP is conflicting.

Robin Hugh Johnson
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