RLock Function (String, Usual)
Lock the current record.
XSharp.RT (in XSharp.RT.dll) Version: 2.4a
Syntax View Source
cRecordNumberList AS STRING,
uArea AS USUAL
) AS LOGIC
public static bool RLock(
- Type: String
Specifies that RLOCK( ) attempts to lock multiple records. The character expression cRecordNumberList specifies one or more record numbers, separated by commas, that RLOCK( ) attempts to lock. For example, to attempt record locks on the first four records in a table, cRecordNumberList should contain 1, 2, 3, 4.
- Type: Usual
Specifies the work area name or number for a table on which the operation must be performed.
TRUE if the record lock(s) is (are) obtained; otherwise, FALSE.
An attempt to lock a record in an empty database returns TRUE.
If a database file is opened in shared mode, you must obtain a record lock before attempting any operation that writes to the database file.
For each invocation of RLock(), there is one attempt to lock the target record, and the result is returned as a logical value.
An attempt to obtain a record lock fails if another process currently has a file lock or record lock on the target record.
If RLock() is successful, the record is locked and other processes are prevented from updating the record until the lock is released. RLock() provides a shared lock, allowing other users read-only access to the locked record while allowing only the current process to modify it.
A record lock remains in effect until you explicitly unlock it (with DBUnlock(), for example), close the database file, or attempt another file or record lock (with RLock() or DBRLock() without an argument).
By default, this function operates on the currently selected work area.
It can be made to operate on an unselected work area by specifying it within an aliased expression or by calling the that accepts a workarea parameter (a workarea number or alias ).
This feature is useful since RLock() does not automatically attempt a record lock for related files.
This example deletes a record in a shared database file using RLock():
1USE customer INDEX custname SHARED NEW
4 IF Customer->RLock()
6 QOut("Smith deleted")
8 QOut("Record in use by another")
11 QOut("Smith not in Customer file")