COMMIT PREPARED(7) PostgreSQL 16.2 Documentation COMMIT PREPARED(7)

COMMIT_PREPARED - commit a transaction that was earlier prepared for two-phase commit

COMMIT PREPARED transaction_id

COMMIT PREPARED commits a transaction that is in prepared state.


The transaction identifier of the transaction that is to be committed.

To commit a prepared transaction, you must be either the same user that executed the transaction originally, or a superuser. But you do not have to be in the same session that executed the transaction.

This command cannot be executed inside a transaction block. The prepared transaction is committed immediately.

All currently available prepared transactions are listed in the pg_prepared_xacts system view.

Commit the transaction identified by the transaction identifier foobar:


COMMIT PREPARED is a PostgreSQL extension. It is intended for use by external transaction management systems, some of which are covered by standards (such as X/Open XA), but the SQL side of those systems is not standardized.


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