Determine if code is inside cftransaction

We have some code that we use inside unit tests. This particular code has some code which checks to see if the function was run inside a cftransaction block. This is done as a safety mechanism to make sure the function is always called inside a transaction block.

If ACF, we could use the following code:

createObject(“java”, “coldfusion.tagext.sql.TransactionTag”).getCurrent()

If the getCurrent() returns null, then we know the code is not running inside a transaction block.

I’m trying to find some way to do something equivalent in Lucee. I think maybe I could try setting a “savepoint” using cftransaction, but that doesn’t throw an exception when not inside a transaction block.

I’ve been poking around the source code, but I’m not seeing anything that would appear to help me.

Is there a way to determine if the current executing call is inside a transaction block?

Ok, so it appears I can use the following to determine if code is within a transaction block:

var isInTransactionBlock = getPageContext().getDataSourceManager().isAutoCommit() ? false : true;

If isAutoCommit() is false, then the code is inside a transaction block because the “autoCommit” property on the DataSourceManager gets set to false as soon as the transaction action="begin" is called. As soon as the code is committed, then the isAutoCommit() would return true.


I know I’m late to the party here, but I found another method which works from Hibernate v3.x through Hibernate v5.x:


On Adobe, we need to get the “real” session object instead of the session wrapper, so this becomes:


Putting these two together, we get the following cross-engine snippet:

public boolean function isInTransaction(){
    if ( listFindNoCase( "Lucee", server.coldfusion.productname ) ) {
        return ORMGetSession().isTransactionInProgress();
    } else {
        return ORMGetSession().getActualSession().isTransactionInProgress();