It turned out to be user error... My tables weren't INNODB, which I ASSumed would automagically happen after specifying the INNODB paramaters in the MYSQL ini file.  Anyway, the answer to my problems were found here ->
 
http://www.sqlobject.org/FAQ.html#how-can-i-specify-the-mysql-engine-to-use-or-tweak-other-sql-engine-specific-features

Thanks!
jw


On 10/22/07, Oleg Broytmann <phd@phd.pp.ru> wrote:
On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 07:59:34AM -0500, Jaime Wyant wrote:
> trans = conn.transaction()
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> The console output is below.  I expected to see a `BEGIN` or `START
> TRANSACTION` somewhere at the beginning of the output, but it is not there.
> Is this a bug, or user error :) ?

   Neither. Opening a transaction is implemented via DB API driver
- usually using its .autocommit() method, and what way the method is
implemented  is up to the driver; SQLObject doesn't know what the driver
does.

Oleg.
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