In computer science, what would be the right word to describe an object that includes a query and the query's response?

Thank you

  • what's the context? would "poll" make sense?
    – Slepz
    Oct 25, 2016 at 17:05
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    Without looking it up, I would say that it is a transaction.
    – Mick
    Oct 25, 2016 at 17:07
  • About "transaction": that is what I thought about in the first place but isn't transaction a financial term for "transfer"?
    – Vincent
    Oct 25, 2016 at 17:12

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Though Mick has already defined


as the word. I would like to describe that it seems that it is a financial term but it is a terminology in RDBMS.

A transaction is a logical unit of work that contains one or more SQL statements. A transaction is an atomic unit. The effects of all the SQL statements in a transaction can be either all committed (applied to the database) or all rolled back (undone from the database).

Hope it helps..

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    That's the obvious problem. I didn't have time to elaborate.
    – Mick
    Oct 25, 2016 at 17:53
  • @Mick I did it on your behalf.. :) Oct 25, 2016 at 18:14
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    Good-oh! +1 ;-)
    – Mick
    Oct 25, 2016 at 18:19

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