@@TRANCOUNT (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server yesAzure SQL Database yesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

Returns the number of BEGIN TRANSACTION statements that have occurred on the current connection.

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Syntax

@@TRANCOUNT  

Return Types

integer

Remarks

The BEGIN TRANSACTION statement increments @@TRANCOUNT by 1. ROLLBACK TRANSACTION decrements @@TRANCOUNT to 0, except for ROLLBACK TRANSACTION savepoint_name, which does not affect @@TRANCOUNT. COMMIT TRANSACTION or COMMIT WORK decrement @@TRANCOUNT by 1.

Examples

A. Showing the effects of the BEGIN and COMMIT statements

The following example shows the effect that nested BEGIN and COMMIT statements have on the @@TRANCOUNT variable.

PRINT @@TRANCOUNT  
--  The BEGIN TRAN statement will increment the  
--  transaction count by 1.  
BEGIN TRAN  
    PRINT @@TRANCOUNT  
    BEGIN TRAN  
        PRINT @@TRANCOUNT  
--  The COMMIT statement will decrement the transaction count by 1.  
    COMMIT  
    PRINT @@TRANCOUNT  
COMMIT  
PRINT @@TRANCOUNT  
--Results  
--0  
--1  
--2  
--1  
--0  

B. Showing the effects of the BEGIN and ROLLBACK statements

The following example shows the effect that nested BEGIN TRAN and ROLLBACK statements have on the @@TRANCOUNT variable.

PRINT @@TRANCOUNT  
--  The BEGIN TRAN statement will increment the  
--  transaction count by 1.  
BEGIN TRAN  
    PRINT @@TRANCOUNT  
    BEGIN TRAN  
        PRINT @@TRANCOUNT  
--  The ROLLBACK statement will clear the @@TRANCOUNT variable  
--  to 0 because all active transactions will be rolled back.  
ROLLBACK  
PRINT @@TRANCOUNT  
--Results  
--0  
--1  
--2  
--0  

See Also

BEGIN TRANSACTION (Transact-SQL)
COMMIT TRANSACTION (Transact-SQL)
ROLLBACK TRANSACTION (Transact-SQL)
System Functions (Transact-SQL)