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how to rollback from query analyzer? URGENT

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i have updated my database without using any where  condition. from  query ana;yzer .and it updated all my database .. how can i roll back...?  plz  help.....this is very important database.....
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You can't without a restore.  If you didn't explicitly start a transaction, you can't roll it back.

You'll have to do a point in time restore of the database from the time before you made the slip.
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That is assuming you used implicit transactions and didn't explicitly code a BEGIN TRANSACTION without an ending COMMIT TRANSACTION....
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can u tell me  more about point in time restore....i dont have back copy of  the database, i have already started restoring changes manually..
>>You'll have to do a point in time restore of the database from the time before you made the slip. <<
thank u



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You have to have a backup to do a point in time restore.  Not to mention that the database recovery mode has to be set to full.

There are also a couple of tools that will let your "selectively" rollback transaction from the logfile--you just have to buy them.  Logexplorer is one http://www.lumigent.com and netiq also has a product http://www.netiq.com


So, no backup, no restore....
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I had to restore my datbase  manually  each and every record..

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How do i get my points back ?
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What do you mean?  Your question was answered....You did exactly what I said in my first post--restore...I also listed a tool that would allow you to do a selective restore from the transaction log....
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