lingcreative / play-dbx

A transaction management framework writen for Scala users that makes it simple while using PlayFramework with JDBC and other transactional resources.


play-dbx 👉 中文说明

A transaction management library that makes it simple while using transactional resources, e.g. play-jdbc, anorm, etc, in PlayFramework. The original source code is migrated from Spring Framekwork 's spring-tx, spring-jdbc and spring-context modules, and remove any unnessery classes. It's aim is to provide a clean and no external dependencies transaction management framework for Play Framework. It supports Play DBApi a.k. play-jdbc out of box, you can refer the instructions bellow. The core component/interface of play-dbx is Transactional, TransactionSettings and TransactionManagerLookup, and the default implementation of Transactional is SimpleDBApiTransactional and SimpleDBApiTransactionManagerLookup for TransactionManagerLookup, pelease refere the source code for more details. It only supports Scala 2.11 && Play 2.5+ currently.

Add dependency to you project(build.sbt)

libraryDependencies += "com.lingcreative" %% "play-dbx" % "1.0.4"

Steps(take Anorm for example)

Config bindings for Dependency Injection

// app/Module.scala

class Module extends AbstractModule {
  override def configure(): Unit = {
    //Use the out-of-boxed TransactionManagerLookup for DBApi, which create a
    //individual DataSourceTransactionManager
    //for each DataSource looked up from `DBApi.database(name).datasource`

    //Use the out-of-boxed Transactional for DBApi, which gets a connection from `DBApi.database(name).datasource`
    //and bind it to the current transaction context
    val transactionalKey = new TypeLiteral[Transactional[Connection]](){}

    //Make the db named `default1` configured in application.conf as the default datasource,
    //and set JDBC isolation level to repeatable read
    //Refer [[dbx.transaction.Transactional]]、[[dbx.transaction.Transactional.TransactionSettings]] for details.
    val settings = TransactionSettings(isolation = Isolation.REPEATABLE_READ, resource = "default1")


// in application.conf
play {
    modules {
        enabled += dbx.api.SimpleModule
dbx {
    transactionSettings {
        resource = default1
        isolationLevel = REPEATABLE_READ

Make code transactional(modified from play-anorm)

import java.sql.Connection
import javax.inject._

import anorm.SqlParser._
import anorm._

// The main interface to use
import dbx.api.Transactional

case class Company(id: Option[Long] = None, name: String)

class CompanyService @Inject() (
        /*Inject the SimpleDBApiTransactional for JDBC operations*/
        transactional: Transactional[Connection]) {

   * Parse a Company from a ResultSet
  val simple = {
    get[Option[Long]]("") ~
      get[String]("") map {
      case id~name => Company(id, name)

   * Get connection from `default1` db configured in application.conf,
   * and rollback if any `Exception` thrown
  def options: Seq[(String,String)] = transactional() { implicit connection =>
    SQL("select * from company order by name").as(simple *).
      foldLeft[Seq[(String, String)]](Nil) { (cs, c) => { id => cs :+ (id.toString -> }

   * Allow update and delete sql to execute, obtain connections from `default`,
   * and rollback if any `CompanyExistException` thrown, it equals to 
   * `@Transactional(readOnly=true, transactionManager="default", rollbackFor={CompanyExistException.class})`
   * in SpringFramework.
  def save(company: Company): Unit = transactional(readOnly = false, resource = "default",
        rollbackFor = Seq(classOf[CompanyExistException])) { implicit connection =>
    // execute sql update statements here ...


JTA support via BTM

See BitronixTransactionManager Configuration

Enjoy it! 🍵