Read-only transaction

Use a read-only transaction.

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Code sample

C#

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see Cloud Spanner client libraries.

string connectionString =
$"Data Source=projects/{projectId}/instances/{instanceId}"
+ $"/databases/{databaseId}";
// Gets a transaction object that captures the database state
// at a specific point in time.
using (TransactionScope scope = new TransactionScope(
    TransactionScopeAsyncFlowOption.Enabled))
{
    // Create connection to Cloud Spanner.
    using (var connection = new SpannerConnection(connectionString))
    {
        // Open the connection, making the implicitly created
        // transaction read only when it connects to the outer
        // transaction scope.
        await connection.OpenAsReadOnlyAsync()
            .ConfigureAwait(false);
        var cmd = connection.CreateSelectCommand(
            "SELECT SingerId, AlbumId, AlbumTitle FROM Albums");
        // Read #1.
        using (var reader = await cmd.ExecuteReaderAsync())
        {
            while (await reader.ReadAsync())
            {
                Console.WriteLine("SingerId : "
                    + reader.GetFieldValue<string>("SingerId")
                    + " AlbumId : "
                    + reader.GetFieldValue<string>("AlbumId")
                    + " AlbumTitle : "
                    + reader.GetFieldValue<string>("AlbumTitle"));
            }
        }
        // Read #2. Even if changes occur in-between the reads,
        // the transaction ensures that Read #1 and Read #2
        // return the same data.
        using (var reader = await cmd.ExecuteReaderAsync())
        {
            while (await reader.ReadAsync())
            {
                Console.WriteLine("SingerId : "
                    + reader.GetFieldValue<string>("SingerId")
                    + " AlbumId : "
                    + reader.GetFieldValue<string>("AlbumId")
                    + " AlbumTitle : "
                    + reader.GetFieldValue<string>("AlbumTitle"));
            }
        }
    }
    scope.Complete();
    Console.WriteLine("Transaction complete.");
}

C++

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see Cloud Spanner client libraries.

void ReadOnlyTransaction(google::cloud::spanner::Client client) {
  namespace spanner = ::google::cloud::spanner;
  auto read_only = spanner::MakeReadOnlyTransaction();

  spanner::SqlStatement select(
      "SELECT SingerId, AlbumId, AlbumTitle FROM Albums");
  using RowType = std::tuple<std::int64_t, std::int64_t, std::string>;

  // Read#1.
  auto rows1 = client.ExecuteQuery(read_only, select);
  std::cout << "Read 1 results\n";
  for (auto const& row : spanner::StreamOf<RowType>(rows1)) {
    if (!row) throw std::runtime_error(row.status().message());
    std::cout << "SingerId: " << std::get<0>(*row)
              << " AlbumId: " << std::get<1>(*row)
              << " AlbumTitle: " << std::get<2>(*row) << "\n";
  }
  // Read#2. Even if changes occur in-between the reads the transaction ensures
  // that Read #1 and Read #2 return the same data.
  auto rows2 = client.ExecuteQuery(read_only, select);
  std::cout << "Read 2 results\n";
  for (auto const& row : spanner::StreamOf<RowType>(rows2)) {
    if (!row) throw std::runtime_error(row.status().message());
    std::cout << "SingerId: " << std::get<0>(*row)
              << " AlbumId: " << std::get<1>(*row)
              << " AlbumTitle: " << std::get<2>(*row) << "\n";
  }
}

Go

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see Cloud Spanner client libraries.


func readOnlyTransaction(ctx context.Context, w io.Writer, client *spanner.Client) error {
	ro := client.ReadOnlyTransaction()
	defer ro.Close()
	stmt := spanner.Statement{SQL: `SELECT SingerId, AlbumId, AlbumTitle FROM Albums`}
	iter := ro.Query(ctx, stmt)
	defer iter.Stop()
	for {
		row, err := iter.Next()
		if err == iterator.Done {
			break
		}
		if err != nil {
			return err
		}
		var singerID int64
		var albumID int64
		var albumTitle string
		if err := row.Columns(&singerID, &albumID, &albumTitle); err != nil {
			return err
		}
		fmt.Fprintf(w, "%d %d %s\n", singerID, albumID, albumTitle)
	}

	iter = ro.Read(ctx, "Albums", spanner.AllKeys(), []string{"SingerId", "AlbumId", "AlbumTitle"})
	defer iter.Stop()
	for {
		row, err := iter.Next()
		if err == iterator.Done {
			return nil
		}
		if err != nil {
			return err
		}
		var singerID int64
		var albumID int64
		var albumTitle string
		if err := row.Columns(&singerID, &albumID, &albumTitle); err != nil {
			return err
		}
		fmt.Fprintf(w, "%d %d %s\n", singerID, albumID, albumTitle)
	}
}

Java

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see Cloud Spanner client libraries.

static void readOnlyTransaction(DatabaseClient dbClient) {
  // ReadOnlyTransaction must be closed by calling close() on it to release resources held by it.
  // We use a try-with-resource block to automatically do so.
  try (ReadOnlyTransaction transaction = dbClient.readOnlyTransaction()) {
    ResultSet queryResultSet =
        transaction.executeQuery(
            Statement.of("SELECT SingerId, AlbumId, AlbumTitle FROM Albums"));
    while (queryResultSet.next()) {
      System.out.printf(
          "%d %d %s\n",
          queryResultSet.getLong(0), queryResultSet.getLong(1), queryResultSet.getString(2));
    }
    try (ResultSet readResultSet =
        transaction.read(
            "Albums", KeySet.all(), Arrays.asList("SingerId", "AlbumId", "AlbumTitle"))) {
      while (readResultSet.next()) {
        System.out.printf(
            "%d %d %s\n",
            readResultSet.getLong(0), readResultSet.getLong(1), readResultSet.getString(2));
      }
    }
  }
}

Node.js

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see Cloud Spanner client libraries.

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const {Spanner} = require('@google-cloud/spanner');

/**
 * TODO(developer): Uncomment the following lines before running the sample.
 */
// const projectId = 'my-project-id';
// const instanceId = 'my-instance';
// const databaseId = 'my-database';

// Creates a client
const spanner = new Spanner({
  projectId: projectId,
});

// Gets a reference to a Cloud Spanner instance and database
const instance = spanner.instance(instanceId);
const database = instance.database(databaseId);

// Gets a transaction object that captures the database state
// at a specific point in time
database.getSnapshot(async (err, transaction) => {
  if (err) {
    console.error(err);
    return;
  }
  const queryOne = 'SELECT SingerId, AlbumId, AlbumTitle FROM Albums';

  try {
    // Read #1, using SQL
    const [qOneRows] = await transaction.run(queryOne);

    qOneRows.forEach(row => {
      const json = row.toJSON();
      console.log(
        `SingerId: ${json.SingerId}, AlbumId: ${json.AlbumId}, AlbumTitle: ${json.AlbumTitle}`
      );
    });

    const queryTwo = {
      columns: ['SingerId', 'AlbumId', 'AlbumTitle'],
    };

    // Read #2, using the `read` method. Even if changes occur
    // in-between the reads, the transaction ensures that both
    // return the same data.
    const [qTwoRows] = await transaction.read('Albums', queryTwo);

    qTwoRows.forEach(row => {
      const json = row.toJSON();
      console.log(
        `SingerId: ${json.SingerId}, AlbumId: ${json.AlbumId}, AlbumTitle: ${json.AlbumTitle}`
      );
    });

    console.log('Successfully executed read-only transaction.');
  } catch (err) {
    console.error('ERROR:', err);
  } finally {
    transaction.end();
    // Close the database when finished.
    await database.close();
  }
});

PHP

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see Cloud Spanner client libraries.

use Google\Cloud\Spanner\SpannerClient;

/**
 * Reads data inside of a read-only transaction.
 *
 * Within the read-only transaction, or "snapshot", the application sees
 * consistent view of the database at a particular timestamp.
 * Example:
 * ```
 * read_only_transaction($instanceId, $databaseId);
 * ```
 *
 * @param string $instanceId The Spanner instance ID.
 * @param string $databaseId The Spanner database ID.
 */
function read_only_transaction($instanceId, $databaseId)
{
    $spanner = new SpannerClient();
    $instance = $spanner->instance($instanceId);
    $database = $instance->database($databaseId);

    $snapshot = $database->snapshot();
    $results = $snapshot->execute(
        'SELECT SingerId, AlbumId, AlbumTitle FROM Albums'
    );
    print('Results from the first read:' . PHP_EOL);
    foreach ($results as $row) {
        printf('SingerId: %s, AlbumId: %s, AlbumTitle: %s' . PHP_EOL,
            $row['SingerId'], $row['AlbumId'], $row['AlbumTitle']);
    }

    // Perform another read using the `read` method. Even if the data
    // is updated in-between the reads, the snapshot ensures that both
    // return the same data.
    $keySet = $spanner->keySet(['all' => true]);
    $results = $database->read(
        'Albums',
        $keySet,
        ['SingerId', 'AlbumId', 'AlbumTitle']
    );

    print('Results from the second read:' . PHP_EOL);
    foreach ($results->rows() as $row) {
        printf('SingerId: %s, AlbumId: %s, AlbumTitle: %s' . PHP_EOL,
            $row['SingerId'], $row['AlbumId'], $row['AlbumTitle']);
    }
}

Python

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see Cloud Spanner client libraries.

def read_only_transaction(instance_id, database_id):
    """Reads data inside of a read-only transaction.

    Within the read-only transaction, or "snapshot", the application sees
    consistent view of the database at a particular timestamp.
    """
    spanner_client = spanner.Client()
    instance = spanner_client.instance(instance_id)
    database = instance.database(database_id)

    with database.snapshot(multi_use=True) as snapshot:
        # Read using SQL.
        results = snapshot.execute_sql(
            "SELECT SingerId, AlbumId, AlbumTitle FROM Albums"
        )

        print("Results from first read:")
        for row in results:
            print(u"SingerId: {}, AlbumId: {}, AlbumTitle: {}".format(*row))

        # Perform another read using the `read` method. Even if the data
        # is updated in-between the reads, the snapshot ensures that both
        # return the same data.
        keyset = spanner.KeySet(all_=True)
        results = snapshot.read(
            table="Albums", columns=("SingerId", "AlbumId", "AlbumTitle"), keyset=keyset
        )

        print("Results from second read:")
        for row in results:
            print(u"SingerId: {}, AlbumId: {}, AlbumTitle: {}".format(*row))

Ruby

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see Cloud Spanner client libraries.

# project_id  = "Your Google Cloud project ID"
# instance_id = "Your Spanner instance ID"
# database_id = "Your Spanner database ID"

require "google/cloud/spanner"

spanner = Google::Cloud::Spanner.new project: project_id
client  = spanner.client instance_id, database_id

client.snapshot do |snapshot|
  snapshot.execute("SELECT SingerId, AlbumId, AlbumTitle FROM Albums").rows.each do |row|
    puts "#{row[:AlbumId]} #{row[:AlbumTitle]} #{row[:SingerId]}"
  end

  # Even if changes occur in-between the reads, the transaction ensures that
  # both return the same data.
  snapshot.read("Albums", [:AlbumId, :AlbumTitle, :SingerId]).rows.each do |row|
    puts "#{row[:AlbumId]} #{row[:AlbumTitle]} #{row[:SingerId]}"
  end
end

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