UNLOCK

UNLOCK

Release file/record locks set by the current user

Syntax

      UNLOCK [ALL]

Arguments

ALL releases all current locks in all work areas. If not specified, only the lock in the current work area is released.

Description

UNLOCK is a network command that releases file or record locks set by the current user. Use it when you want to release the current lock without setting a new lock. Both FLOCK() and RLOCK() release the current lock before setting a new one.

After an UNLOCK, an update to a shared database file and associated index and memo files becomes visible to DOS and other applications, but is not guaranteed to appear on disk until you perform a COMMIT or close the file.

Refer to the “Network Programming” chapter in the Programming and Utilities Guide for more information on the principles of locking and update visibility.

Notes

. SET RELATION: UNLOCK does not automatically release a record lock along a RELATION chain unless you UNLOCK ALL.

Examples

      .  This example attempts an update operation that requires a
         record lock.  If the RLOCK() is successful, the record is updated
         with a user-defined function and the RLOCK() is released with UNLOCK:

      USE Sales INDEX Salesman SHARED NEW
      IF RLOCK()
         UpdateRecord()
         UNLOCK
      ELSE
         ? "Record update failed"
         BREAK
      ENDIF

Seealso

DBUNLOCK(), DBUNLOCKALL(), FLOCK(), RLOCK(), SET RELATION

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