SQL Myth–Cannot truncate table in a transaction

When asked about the difference between a truncate and delete the common answer is that delete is a logged operation but truncate is not.  Well sort of.  Referring to BOL truncate is a minimally logged operation.  SQL Server doesn’t keep track of the rows during a truncate but it does keep track of the pages.  As a result it can be used inside a transaction.    In this simple example there is a table with seven rows that gets truncated inside the transaction.  As you can see after the transaction is rolled back the seven rows are still there.


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