Thanks Christian,
                        Although that makes sense I can find nowhere on the
net which explains how to dump the data within a transaction.
Do you have an example.

Lloyd
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Subject: Re: [sqlite] Backing up data by date


> On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Lloyd thomas wrote:
>
> >Forgive my ignorance, I have yet to use a transaction and therefore can
you
> >give me an example.
>
> Transactions are simply SQL statements bounded by a begin/commit pair, or
> begin/rollback if the transaction is to be aborted:
>
> begin transaction;
> [do something]
> commit transaction;
>
> If [do something] is a single select, then you don't need the
> begin/commit. You need the begin/commit if you have multiple selects, to
> prevent the database changing underneath you in between select statements.
>
> You can play with transactions simply from the sqlite command line tool.
>
> Any decent SQL guide or web page should explain transactions.
>
> >
> >Lloyd
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Christian Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >To: "Lloyd thomas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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> >Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 3:27 PM
> >Subject: Re: [sqlite] Backing up data by date
> >
> >
> >> On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Lloyd thomas wrote:
> >>
> >> >Which is the best way to backup rows which meet a certain date
criteria?
> >> >ie WHERE data is <= '2003-11-20'.
> >> >Would I need to select and save the data to a temporary table and then
> >DUMP the temp table.
> >> >
> >>
> >> Just begin a transaction to get a snapshot of the database, then dump
the
> >> data within the transaction. No temporary table needed. Will lock the
> >> database, but it is the only way to ensure a consistent view unless you
> >> are saving data from a single table or view, in which case you won't
need
> >> the transaction.
> >>
> >> Christian
> >>
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