RDBPROD: Program Fails With a Wrong Transaction State if Hot Standby is Inactive

(Doc ID 1501322.1)

Last updated on MAY 03, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version 7.1.2 and later
HP OpenVMS Alpha
HP OpenVMS Itanium


A program that runs against a standby database fails if replication is inactive, but works when replication is active.

The program uses a SET TRANSACTION READ ONLY RESERVING table-name FOR SHARED READ. The error returned by this SET TRANSACTION statement is:

If the application does not check the SQLCODE of the SET TRANSACTION statement it does not recognize that the SET TRANSACTION statement failed and any further program execution is unpredictable.


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