"The operation is not valid for the state of the transaction" error and transaction scope


Question

I am getting the following error when I try to call a stored procedure that contains a SELECT Statement:

The operation is not valid for the state of the transaction

Here is the structure of my calls:

public void MyAddUpdateMethod()
{

    using (TransactionScope Scope = new TransactionScope(TransactionScopeOption.RequiresNew))
    {
        using(SQLServer Sql = new SQLServer(this.m_connstring))
        {
            //do my first add update statement

            //do my call to the select statement sp
            bool DoesRecordExist = this.SelectStatementCall(id)
        }
    }
}

public bool SelectStatementCall(System.Guid id)
{
    using(SQLServer Sql = new SQLServer(this.m_connstring)) //breaks on this line
    {
        //create parameters
        //
    }
}

Is the problem with me creating another connection to the same database within the transaction?

1
55
5/2/2016 12:09:07 PM

Accepted Answer

After doing some research, it seems I cannot have two connections opened to the same database with the TransactionScope block. I needed to modify my code to look like this:

public void MyAddUpdateMethod()
{
    using (TransactionScope Scope = new TransactionScope(TransactionScopeOption.RequiresNew))
    {
        using(SQLServer Sql = new SQLServer(this.m_connstring))
        {
            //do my first add update statement            
        }

        //removed the method call from the first sql server using statement
        bool DoesRecordExist = this.SelectStatementCall(id)
    }
}

public bool SelectStatementCall(System.Guid id)
{
    using(SQLServer Sql = new SQLServer(this.m_connstring))
    {
        //create parameters
    }
}
51
2/11/2016 12:03:39 AM

I also come across same problem, I changed transaction timeout to 15 minutes and it works. I hope this helps.

TransactionOptions options = new TransactionOptions();
options.IsolationLevel = System.Transactions.IsolationLevel.ReadCommitted;
options.Timeout = new TimeSpan(0, 15, 0);
using (TransactionScope scope = new TransactionScope(TransactionScopeOption.Required,options))
{
    sp1();
    sp2();
    ...

}

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