Subject Re: [IBO] Unique Numbers
Author Helen Borrie (TeamIBO)
At 03:41 PM 05-03-02 +0000, you wrote:

>Is this the way I should be trying to maintain a unique number ? Or
>are there better methods. This came from when in Paradox you could
>check if a table was in exclusive edit state and wait a bit until it
>was freed.

No, this old Paradox warhorse is definitely to be avoided in a concurrent
user environment such as FB/IB. Use generators for unique numbers. If you
need to create unique numbering systems without using generators, then you
have a fairly complex job ahead of you to (a) guarantee uniqueness and (b)
avoid bottle-necking your data-entry through a table that all users need to
read from and write to.

Helen Borrie (TeamIBO Support)

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