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Categories API
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 10, 2023

Automatic retry of transaction when a database timeout error occurs

We've noticed some database connection blips that cause errors such as the following exception: "System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure.CommitFailedException: An error was reported while committing a database transaction but it could not be determined whether the transaction succeeded or failed on the database server. See the inner exception and for more information. ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Execution Timeout Expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.

Operation cancelled by user. ---> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The wait operation timed out"

Upon asking through a support ticket ( we were told this symptoms can be mitigated through a retry of the database operation: "Most of our APIs require that a single "unit of work" (a wrapped entity framework DB context) survive the full duration of that API call. A simple timeout error may be recoverable via code change that re-tries the query"