i want to know if db.run_in_transaction() acts as a lock for Data store operations
and helps in case of concurrent access on same entity.
Does in following code it is guarantied that a concurrent access will not cause a race and instead of creating new entity it will not do a over-write
Is db.run_in_transaction() correct/best way to do so
in following code i m trying to create new unique entity with following code
new = None
key = my_magic() + random_part()
sk = Snake.get_by_name(key)
if not sk:
new = Snake(key_name=key, charmer= charmer)
That is a safe method. Should the same name get generated twice, only one entity would be created.
Check out the docs (specifically the equivalent code) on
Model.get_or_insert, it answers exactly the question you are asking:
The get and subsequent (possible) put are wrapped in a transaction to ensure atomicity. Ths means that get_or_insert() will never overwrite an existing entity, and will insert a new entity if and only if no entity with the given kind and name exists.