46.9. Transaction Management

In a procedure called from the top level or an anonymous code block ( DO command) called from the top level it is possible to control transactions. To commit the current transaction, call plpy.commit() . To roll back the current transaction, call plpy.rollback() . (Note that it is not possible to run the SQL commands COMMIT or ROLLBACK via plpy.execute or similar. It has to be done using these functions.) After a transaction is ended, a new transaction is automatically started, so there is no separate function for that.

Here is an example:

CREATE PROCEDURE transaction_test1()
LANGUAGE plpythonu
AS $$
for i in range(0, 10):
    plpy.execute("INSERT INTO test1 (a) VALUES (%d)" % i)
    if i % 2 == 0:

CALL transaction_test1();

Transactions cannot be ended when an explicit subtransaction is active.