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Undo changes to SQLite database file

Since R2022a



rollback(conn) reverses changes that you made to a database using functions such as sqlwrite with the MATLAB® interface to SQLite. The rollback function reverses all changes made after the last COMMIT or ROLLBACK operation. To use this function, you must set the AutoCommit property of the sqlite object to off.


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Use the MATLAB® interface to SQLite to insert product data from MATLAB into a new table in an SQLite database. Then, reverse the changes made to the database.

Create the SQLite connection conn to the existing SQLite database file tutorial.db. The database file contains the table productTable. The SQLite connection is an sqlite object.

dbfile = "tutorial.db";
conn = sqlite(dbfile);

Allow manual committing of changes to the database by setting the AutoCommit property to off.

conn.AutoCommit = "off";

Create a MATLAB table that contains data for two products. The data is stored in the productTable and suppliers tables.

data = table([30;40],[500000;600000],[1000;2000],[25;30], ...
    ["Rubik's Cube";"Doll House"],'VariableNames',["productNumber" ...
    "stockNumber" "supplierNumber" "unitCost" "productDescription"]);

Insert the product data into a new table named toyTable.

tablename = "toyTable";

Import the contents of the database table into MATLAB and display the rows. The results contain two rows for the inserted products.

rows = sqlread(conn,tablename)
rows=2×5 table
    productNumber    stockNumber    supplierNumber    unitCost    productDescription
    _____________    ___________    ______________    ________    __________________

         30             5e+05            1000            25         "Rubik's Cube"  
         40             6e+05            2000            30         "Doll House"    

Reverse the changes made to the database.


Import and display the contents of the database table again. The results are empty.

rows = sqlread(conn,tablename)
rows =

  0x5 empty table

Delete the new table to maintain the dataset.

sqlquery = "DROP TABLE toyTable";

Close the database connection.


Input Arguments

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SQLite database connection, specified as an sqlite object created using the sqlite function.

Version History

Introduced in R2022a