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Someone Locked this record

Someone Locked this record

Someone Locked this record

We are working in network to build a database, but every day, at least five times in a day, the system is getting blocked without using find functions.
The error message is "Someone locked this record".

Could you give me any advices?
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RE: Someone Locked this record

Well it's not really an error. Each operator works with a local data set and doesn't see other operator's updates until the data is refreshed. When an operator commits a change, the warning msg occurs if another operator has already modified the same record.

Occasionally, a problem with an index file may generate bogus locking errors. You can often clear them by:

1. Get everybody out of Approach
2. Take a backup
3. Open each dbf in turn directly in Approach
4. From the new apr, compress the dbf: File | User Setup | Approach Preferences | Database tab
5. Discard the apr without saving

Afterwards, check there are no .OYZ files present which indicate serious index problems.

Compressing a dbf physically removes records marked as deleted and rebuilds minimal index files. When you next open the apr, you may have to wait a few seconds while further SmartIndexes are built.

BTW, I have authored and published a component, DBFPack, to automate the compression process for multiple dbf files. An evaluation copy can be downloaded from my web site.

Paul Bent
Northwind IT Systems

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