Hey folks,

If I've read the documentation right, there's really no way to force a DataObjects query to go through as a dirty read (SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ UNCOMMITTED) - is there any alternative to DO.NET & LINQ query writing to try to prevent table locks on high volume transactional traffic? I noted a few occurrences of something called Snapshot Isolation in your documentation, but couldn't quite figure out any syntax related to it. Thanks.

asked Aug 20 '12 at 10:40

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2 Answers:

Hello GigMastersTech,

looks like this topic and this one might be helpful.

answered Aug 20 '12 at 10:46

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Dmitri Maximov

edited Aug 20 '12 at 10:47

That's perfect, thank you!

(Aug 20 '12 at 10:56) GigMastersTech GigMastersTech's gravatar image

Is there a way to do this at a transactional level, as opposed to setting the global transaction type to always go through as snapshot isolated?

(Aug 20 '12 at 13:25) GigMastersTech GigMastersTech's gravatar image

Hi GigMastersTech,

You may achieve the goal by using the following snippet:

using (var t = session.OpenTransaction(IsolationLevel.ReadUncommitted)) {

  // Do some work

See class reference for details.

answered Aug 21 '12 at 05:10

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Dmitri Maximov

Okay, that makes sense. However, I fear that's going to conflict with us using the Web extension. We currently use SessionManager for all our sessions, and if I try to manually create a session using:

using (var s = Domain.Current.OpenSession()) {
 using (var t = s.OpenTransaction(TransactionOpenMode.New, IsolationLevel.ReadUncommitted)) {

I end up getting:

System.InvalidOperationException: An attempt to automatically activate Session ''Default, #4'' inside Session ''Default, #3'' (Session switching) is blocked.

Is there a way around that?

(Sep 05 '12 at 17:39) GigMastersTech GigMastersTech's gravatar image


I see 2 ways for the situation:

  1. Set DefaultIsolationLevel to ReadUncommitted for default Session in DomainConfiguration. After that every transaction opened by SessionManager will have ReadUncommitted isolation level.
  2. If the behavior above is not desired and you want manually open transaction with that isolation level, configure default Session to allow session switching (AllowSwitching flag in SessionOptions).

More on session configuration is here

(Sep 06 '12 at 15:34) Dmitri Maximov Dmitri%20Maximov's gravatar image

Thanks Dmitri! Exactly what I was looking for.

(Sep 07 '12 at 10:57) GigMastersTech GigMastersTech's gravatar image
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