The COMMIT Statement

General Format


General Rules

  1. Execution of the COMMIT statement causes all record locks in all files held by the run unit to be released.
  2. The file lock on an exclusive file is not affected by the COMMIT statement.
  3. If your COBOL system supports the WITH ... ROLLBACK clause of the SELECT statement as other than documentary, then the COMMIT verb:
    1. Indicates completion of the current transaction
    2. Makes all changes applied during the transaction permanent.