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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Configuring Your Database » Database options » Introduction to database options » Alphabetical list of options


chained option [compatibility]

Controls the transaction mode in the absence of a BEGIN TRANSACTION statement.

Allowed values

On, Off



Off for Open Client and jConnect connections


Controls the Transact-SQL transaction mode. In Unchained mode (chained=Off), each statement is committed individually unless an explicit BEGIN TRANSACTION statement is executed to start a transaction. In chained mode (chained=On) a transaction is implicitly started before any data retrieval or modification statement.