The ScalarDB Cluster .NET Client SDK supports the distributed SQL transaction functionality of ScalarDB Cluster. The SDK includes transaction and manager abstractions for easier communication within a cluster.


Although we recommend using asynchronous methods, as in the following examples, you can use synchronous methods instead.

For details about distributed non-SQL transactions, see Getting Started with Distributed Transactions in the ScalarDB Cluster .NET Client SDK.

Get a transaction manager

First, you need to get a transaction manager object for distributed SQL transactions. To get the transaction manager object, you can use TransactionFactory as follows, replacing <HOSTNAME_OR_IP_ADDRESS> with the FQDN or the IP address, and <PORT> with the port number (60053 by default) of your cluster:

var scalarDbOptions = new ScalarDbOptions
                         Address = "http://<HOSTNAME_OR_IP_ADDRESS>:<PORT>",
                         HopLimit = 10
var factory = TransactionFactory.Create(scalarDbOptions);

using var manager = factory.GetSqlTransactionManager();

Execute SQL queries

To execute a SQL statement, you need a SqlStatement object, which can be created by using a builder as follows:

using ScalarDB.Net.Client.Builders;

// ...

var sqlStatement =
    new SqlStatementBuilder()
        .SetSql("SELECT * FROM order_service.statements WHERE item_id = :item_id")
        .AddParam("item_id", 2)

A single SQL statement can be executed directly by using the transaction manager as follows:

var resultSet = await manager.ExecuteAsync(sqlStatement);

The result from the ExecuteAsync method will contain records received from the cluster. The SDK has GetValue, TryGetValue, and IsNull extension methods to simplify using the records:

using ScalarDB.Net.Client.Extensions;

// ...

foreach (var record in resultSet.Records)
    // Getting an integer value from the "item_id" column.
    // If it fails, an exception will be thrown.
    var itemId = record.GetValue<int>("item_id");
    // Trying to get a string value from the "order_id" column.
    // If it fails, no exception will be thrown.
    if (record.TryGetValue<string>("order_id", out var orderId))
        Console.WriteLine($"order_id: {orderId}");
    // Checking if the "count" column is null.
    if (record.IsNull("count"))
        Console.WriteLine("'count' is null");

Execute SQL queries in a transaction

To execute multiple SQL statements as part of a single transaction, you need a transaction object.

You can create a transaction object by using the transaction manager as follows:

var transaction = await manager.BeginAsync();

You can also resume a transaction that has already been started as follows:

var transaction = manager.Resume(transactionIdString);


The Resume method doesn’t have an asynchronous version because it only creates a transaction object. Because of this, resuming a transaction by using the wrong ID is possible.

The transaction has the same ExecuteAsync method as the transaction manager. That method can be used to execute SQL statements.

When a transaction is ready to be committed, you can call the CommitAsync method of the transaction as follows:

await transaction.CommitAsync();

To roll back the transaction, you can use the RollbackAsync method:

await transaction.RollbackAsync();