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Database Commit

In AS ABAP, database commits are triggered either implicitly or explicitly.

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54

Implicit Database Commits

The implicit database commits in an AS ABAP are caused by the fact that an AS ABAP uses its own work processes to connect to the database system. A work process can only ever execute a single database LUW but cannot interfere with the database LUWs belonging to other work processes. Since an ABAP program can be executed by different work processes during its runtime, the database LUW for the current work process must be completed each time an action takes place that leads to a change of work process. As a result, a database commit is performed implicitly in the following situation:

  • Completion of a dialog step

    The program waits for a user action and does not occupy a work process during this time. The next free work process is assigned to the program in the next dialog step.
  • Calling a function module in a synchronous or asynchronous remote function call

    The current work process passes control to a different work process or system. An exception to this are updates. When updates are running, sRFC and aRFC do not cause work processes to be switched or database commits to be executed.
  • Completion of a function module called in a separate work process using a synchronous remote function call.

    Usually, a new work process is allocated to the call program. If a new sRFC follows quickly enough, and enough free work processes exist, the work process sRFC continues to be used, but an implicit database commit is performed regardless.
  • Execution of the statement RECEIVE in a callback routine specified in an asynchronous RFC

    To receive data from the the other application server, the current work process must be interrupted before the callback routine is executed A database commit is performed, except during the update.
  • HTTP/HTTPS/SMTP communication executed using the Internet Communication Framework

    A database commit is executed each time a response is sent in an ICF server program. If a service is called from an ICF client program, a database commit is executed only if the work process is changed due to the maximum wait time being exceeded. An exception to this are updates and background processing. This behavior applies regardless of whether the communication is stateless or stateful.
  • Interruption of the current work process using the statement WAIT UP TO or WAIT UNTIL.

    After the interruption, the program is allocated the next free work process.

Explicit Database Commits

Database commits can be triggered explicitly in ABAP programs in the following ways:

  • Use of the relevant database-specific Native SQL statement.
  • Calling the function module DB_COMMIT.

    This function module, which has no parameters, encapsulates the corresponding Native SQL statement.