"A SAVEPOINT is a marker within a transaction that allows for a partial rollback. As changes are made in a transaction, we can create SAVEPOINTs to mark different points within the transaction. If we encounter an error, we can rollback to a SAVEPOINT or all the way back to the beginning of the transaction. "
 
Bron: www.dba-oracle.com/t_savepoint.htm
 
 
" Oracle is transaction oriented; that is, it uses transactions to ensure data integrity. A transaction is a series of one or more logically related SQL statements you define to accomplish some task. Oracle treats the series of SQL statements as a unit so that all the changes brought about by the statements are either committed (made permanent) or rolled back (undone) at the same time. Savepoints let you divide long transactions, giving you more control over complex procedures. For example, if a transaction performs several functions, you can mark a savepoint before each function. Then, if a function fails, you can easily restore the Oracle data to its former state, recover, then re-execute the function. "
 
Bron: www.csee.umbc.edu/help/oracle8/server.815/a68022/trans.htm#388
 
 
In deze context is SavepoinT een bedrijf waarop u kunt terugvallen zonder dat het voorgaande verloren gaat.