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deadlocks in sub-procedures - does the main procedure continue exiting

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In SQL Server 2008 R2, I have a stored procedure X, which execs 2 other stored procedures:

create procedure X
exec A
exec B

Stored procedure A has a transaction in it

begin transaction
insert into .....
set @ReadingID = (select SCOPE_IDENTITY())
commit transaction

If stored procedure A fails with a deadlock, does stored procedure B get executed after the user has acknowledged the deadlock message, or is stored procedure X aborted?

I had expected X to be aborted, but my live data indicates that B may have been run after A has failed - or at least that's one explanation of the data - or at least the users description of what appeared to happen.
Sep 23 '13 #1
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Sounds like you already answered your own question. If you want it to all to fail, then you need to code for it to look at the return value of A before running B.
Sep 23 '13 #2

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