I am presently upgrading a legacy system which enables customers to dictate area of the schema of 1 of their tables. Customers can make and take away posts in the table through this interface. This legacy product is using ADO 2.8, and it is using SQL Server 2005 since it's database (you do not even Need to know what database it had been using prior to the make an effort to modernize this animal started... however i digress. =) )

Within this same editing process, customers can define (and alter) a listing of valid values that may be saved during these user produced fields (when the user really wants to limit so what can maintain the area).

Once the user changes their email list of valid records for any area, when they remove among the valid values, they're permitted to select a brand new "valid value" to map any rows which have this (now invalid) value inside it, to ensure that they are in possession of a legitimate value again.

In searching with the old code, I observed that it's very susceptible to putting the machine into an invalid condition, since the changes pointed out above aren't done inside a transaction (therefore if another person arrived midway with the process pointed out above making their very own changes... well, imaginable the issues that may cause).

The issue is, I have been looking to get these to update within single transaction, but whenever the code reaches the part where it changes the schema of this table, the many other changes (upgrading values in rows, whether it is within the table in which the schema transformed or otherwise... they may be completely unrelated tables even) composed to that particular reason for the transaction seem to be quietly dropped. I receive no error message showing that they are dropped, so when I commit the transaction in the finish no error is elevated... however when Time passes to appear within the tables which were said to be up-to-date within the transaction, just the new posts exist. No non-schema changes made are saved.

Searching around the internet for solutions has, so far, demonstrated to become a waste of the couple hrs... and so i turn for help. Has anybody ever attempted to carry out a transaction through ADO that both updates the schema of the table and updates rows in tables (whether it is that same table, varieties)? Isn't it permitted? Can there be any documentation available that may be useful in cases like this?

EDIT:

Okay, Used to do a trace, which instructions were delivered to the database (explanations in parenthesis)

(I'm not sure what is happening here, appears like it's developing a temporary saved procedure...?)


declare @p1
int set @p1=180150003 declare @p3 int
set @p3=2 declare @p4 int set @p4=4
declare @p5 int set @p5=-1

(Retreiving the table that holds definition information for that user-produced fields)


exec sp_cursoropen @p1 output,N'SELECT * FROM CustomFieldDefs ORDER BY Sequence',@p3 output,@p4 output,@p5 output select @p1, @p3, @p4, @p5
go

(I believe my code was iterating with the listing of them here, getting the present information)


exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,1025,1,1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,1028,1,1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go

(This seems to become where I am entering the modified data for that definitions, Time passes through each increase any changes that happened within the definitions for that custom fields themselves)


exec sp_cursor 180150003,33,1,N'[CustomFieldDefs]',@Sequence=1,@Description='asdf',@Format='U|',@IsLookUp=1,@Length=50,@Properties='U|',@Required=1,@Title='__asdf',@Type='',@_Version=1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursor 180150003,33,1,N'[CustomFieldDefs]',@Sequence=2,@Description='give',@Format='Y',@IsLookUp=0,@Length=0,@Properties='',@Required=0,@Title='_give',@Type='B',@_Version=1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursor 180150003,33,1,N'[CustomFieldDefs]',@Sequence=3,@Description='up',@Format='###-##-####',@IsLookUp=0,@Length=0,@Properties='',@Required=0,@Title='_up',@Type='N',@_Version=1
go 
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursor 180150003,33,1,N'[CustomFieldDefs]',@Sequence=4,@Description='Testy',@Format='',@IsLookUp=0,@Length=50,@Properties='',@Required=0,@Title='_Testy',@Type='',@_Version=1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursor 180150003,33,1,N'[CustomFieldDefs]',@Sequence=5,@Description='you',@Format='U|',@IsLookUp=0,@Length=250,@Properties='U|',@Required=0,@Title='_you',@Type='',@_Version=1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursor 180150003,33,1,N'[CustomFieldDefs]',@Sequence=6,@Description='never',@Format='mm/dd/yyyy',@IsLookUp=0,@Length=0,@Properties='',@Required=0,@Title='_never',@Type='D',@_Version=1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go
exec sp_cursor 180150003,33,1,N'[CustomFieldDefs]',@Sequence=7,@Description='gonna',@Format='###-###-####',@IsLookUp=0,@Length=0,@Properties='',@Required=0,@Title='_gonna',@Type='C',@_Version=1
go
exec sp_cursorfetch 180150003,32,1,1
go

(This is when my code removes the erased with the interface before saving started]... it's also the only real factor so far as I will tell that really happens throughout this transaction)


ALTER TABLE CustomizableTable DROP COLUMN _weveknown;

(If the definitions were changed in a way the user-produced column's qualities have to be transformed or indexes around the posts have to be added/removed, to control your emotions here, together with giving a default value to the rows that did not possess a value yet for that given column... observe that, so far as I will tell, NONE of the really occurs when the saved procedure finishes.)

go
SELECT * FROM sys.columns WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'CustomizableTable') AND name = '__asdf'
go
ALTER TABLE CustomizableTable ALTER COLUMN __asdf VarChar(50) NULL
go
IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.indexes WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CustomizableTable]') AND name = N'idx___asdf') CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX idx___asdf ON CustomizableTable ( 
__asdf ASC) WITH (PAD_INDEX  = OFF, SORT_IN_TEMPDB = OFF, DROP_EXISTING = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ONLINE = OFF);
go
select * from IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.indexes WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CustomizableTable]') AND name = N'idx___asdf') CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX idx___asdf ON 
CustomizableTable ( __asdf ASC) WITH (PAD_INDEX  = OFF, SORT_IN_TEMPDB = OFF, DROP_EXISTING = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ONLINE = OFF);
go
UPDATE CustomizableTable SET [__asdf] = '' WHERE [__asdf] IS NULL
go
SELECT * FROM sys.columns WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'CustomizableTable') AND name = '_give'
go
ALTER TABLE CustomizableTable ALTER COLUMN _give Bit NULL
go
IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.indexes WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CustomizableTable]') AND name = N'idx__give') DROP INDEX idx__give ON CustomizableTable WITH ( ONLINE = OFF );
go
UPDATE CustomizableTable SET [_give] = 0 WHERE [_give] IS NULL
go
SELECT * FROM sys.columns WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'CustomizableTable') AND name = '_up'
go
ALTER TABLE CustomizableTable ALTER COLUMN _up Int NULL
go
IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.indexes WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CustomizableTable]') AND name = N'idx__up') DROP INDEX idx__up ON CustomizableTable WITH ( ONLINE = OFF );
go
UPDATE CustomizableTable SET [_up] = 0 WHERE [_up] IS NULL
go
SELECT * FROM sys.columns WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'CustomizableTable') AND name = '_Testy'
go
ALTER TABLE CustomizableTable ADD _Testy VarChar(50) NULL
go
IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.indexes WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CustomizableTable]') AND name = N'idx__Testy') DROP INDEX idx__Testy ON CustomizableTable WITH ( ONLINE = OFF );
go
UPDATE CustomizableTable SET [_Testy] = '' WHERE [_Testy] IS NULL
go
SELECT * FROM sys.columns WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'CustomizableTable') AND name = '_you'
go
ALTER TABLE CustomizableTable ALTER COLUMN _you VarChar(250) NULL
go
IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.indexes WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CustomizableTable]') AND name = N'idx__you') DROP INDEX idx__you ON CustomizableTable WITH ( ONLINE = OFF );
go
UPDATE CustomizableTable SET [_you] = '' WHERE [_you] IS NULL
go
SELECT * FROM sys.columns WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'CustomizableTable') AND name = '_never'
go
ALTER TABLE CustomizableTable ALTER COLUMN _never DateTime NULL
go
IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.indexes WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CustomizableTable]') AND name = N'idx__never') DROP INDEX idx__never ON CustomizableTable WITH ( ONLINE = OFF );
go
UPDATE CustomizableTable SET [_never] = '1/1/1900' WHERE [_never] IS NULL
go
SELECT * FROM sys.columns WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'CustomizableTable') AND name = '_gonna'
go
ALTER TABLE CustomizableTable ALTER COLUMN _gonna Money NULL
go
IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.indexes WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CustomizableTable]') AND name = N'idx__gonna') DROP INDEX idx__gonna ON CustomizableTable WITH ( ONLINE = OFF );
go
UPDATE CustomizableTable SET [_gonna] = 0 WHERE [_gonna] IS NULL
go

(Closing the Transaction...?)

exec sp_cursorclose 180150003
go

In the end that ado above, just the deletion from the column happens. Everything pre and post it within the transaction seems to become overlooked, and there have been no messages within the SQL Trace to point that something went wrong throughout the transaction.