Record Locking Issues in Shared Database
Record Locking Issues
It is a data entry setup. For years now its been fine, no issues. Now of a sudden whenever someone is entering data they locking everyone else out for about 5 seconds.
This causes the data entered to to blanked out. How can I change the page locking size.
Record Locking Multiuser
I have created a multiuser database. In order to prevent more than one user editing the same record I have set the record locks to "edited record" This seems to create a lot of unwanted record locking issues for the users: Some records get locked and the only way to unlock them seems to be closing and reopening the database.
I have thought about putting some unlock buttons on the forms but it would not work because I have another automated way to lock the records: when the record is complete a supervisor enters his/her name on the form and this action locks the record to users (I do not want to allow any changes to the records after the supervisor review).
About sharing an Access database on a network (MDB)
Learn: Ways to share data, The locking information (.ldb) file, Editing data in a shared database, Saving design changes in a shared database.
Microsoft Access Multi-User Application Record Locking
Record locking occurs in two environments, the Microsoft Access Interface and the ADO Recordset Object. We have already established that record locking is in effect mostly in network shares. But what is record locking exactly? Well it is a mechanism that locks records when they are being edited by a particular user so that other users cannot edit them.
Multi user environment
Can someone help?
Im currently using my database in a multi user environment just about 3 users. But we can't edit at the same time. It always give the message that someone is already using the database. I have put it in shared mode, record locking, I have it on our shared network, but for some reason only one person can use at a time.
Am I missing something.
I'm currently using Access
Sharing an Access Database on a network
I have Access 2003 and have created a database which I want to share on our network. I have gone to Tools, and then Options, and then to the Advanced tab. I designated the 'Default open mode' to be "Shared" and selected "Edited record" for the 'Default record locking' option. I've placed the database onour shared drive and if I open it up, no one else can. I want multiple users to have the ability to open it at the same time if needed - what am I doing wrong?
All I need is a simple password!
I'm running Access 2010 and have a FE/BE database that I would like to secure. I thought I could basically put a password on the BE that would stop anyone from going into the folder and opening the BE directly. However, upon reading some security info on the MS website (link below), it seems that to set a password, the database also has to be encrypted which messes with the record locking settings. To quote from MS.
"When you encrypt a database with a password, the encrypted database will use page-level locking, regardless of your application settings. This may affect the availability of data in a shared environment."
Is there anyway to just set a password on the BE so it prompts the user before opening!?!
Multiple users in database at same time
Can you have multiple users w/read and write access in an Access database at one time? it appears that you can, but I have tried a few different things and nothing has worked so far.
Security to allow them to do updates to everything. I also set up the database to be a shared database in Tools, Options, Advanced tab and no record-locking (actually this was the default).
If we have more than one person in the database, the second user cannot access it and/or receives an error message when they try to update a record.
I have about 15 users in each table at once. I currently am working on splitting up the database so there are less users in the database at once. What is the approiate recorded locking system I should use?
Currently they are getting recorded locking errors
Edit MS Access 2007 or 2010 Locking Settings
I am trying to build a database for shared access, and I want to edit the locking settings so that when one user is editing a record no other user can edit it.
The problem is I do not know where to go on Access 2007 or 2010 to make these changes?
Shared Database not Sharing
I have an Access 2003 application that allows 4-5 people in it at the same time but accessing different records. Everything was fine until about 2 weeks ago when the application started locking up indiscriminately.
When this occurs, the size of the mdb file skyrockets. I run a compact and repair and re-open the application but it seems whenever 2 people are in the system at the same time the locking occurs.
I have tried splitting the database and it still has the problem. This database has two tables in a 1 to many relationship. The database compiles cleanly.
I have gone so far as to go into the main table, open it, They can with no problems.
Issue with file locks
I have a customer that was running a access database 2003 on an XP machine. Shared between 3 people. It has a split database and was running fine. We have now placed the database on the server SBS 2008 dual processors and 16GB ram.
Our issue is one person can access the shared database but when two or more people access the database its seems to file lock but the evidence it is not locked.
It seems to be locking out but the only change is the database was placed on the server.
Multiple users in database at same time
Can you have multiple users w/read and write access in an Access database at one time? From the Help option, it appears that you can, but I have tried a few different things and nothing has worked so far. I set up the Users and Group Permissions in Tools, Security to allow them to do updates to everything. I also set up the database to be a shared database in Tools, Options, Advanced tab and no record-locking (actually this was the default). If we have more than one person in the database, the second user cannot access it and/or receives an error message when they try to update a record. Any suggestions would be
Record Locking IN database with multiple users
I'm finding that the database I created for the office is starting to experiance "Record Locking". I can see why this would happen if more than one user was trying to edit the same record. But we are experiancing the problem when a user could be in the input data screen and another is editting a record within the database.
Is there a way to stop this? I have the settings set to "No Lock" within the options but this doesnt stop this problem from occuring.
If anyone could help that would be great since its slowing down the work time of the users here
Remove record locking file
How can I remove a Recording-Locking file without re-booting the computer? I've tried cut and copy and paste, with no results. No one is using the mdb file, but it has a record locking file associated with it
sharing database over several users issue
after I have shared the database over the network to be shared to users through shared folder, how do we protect now the database file itself from being deleted since the database file is seen from the shared folder. The act of deleting the database file maybe just mere error or deliberate by any person who can access the shared folder
Database Splitter - Subscript out of range
I have mostly done very rudimentary uses of Access to date for my own isolated use. I have a database that my client would like to share across multiple users. We are having difficulty with table locking just having whomever open the shared file.
I have tried to use the "Database Splitter", but with no success. It creates a ". . .be.mdb" file, but before it is finished displays the "Subscript out of range" message.
I followed the instructions and copied the database file to my laptop to split it, but that gave the error.
I tried to split the database from the "shared drive" on the network. Same error.
What else can I do? What might be causing this error?
Find who locking a txt file
I have a database which imports text files. But if someone is locking a file the code fails. Is there a way to see who is locking the file
Record Locking - front or back end?
I have Access 2007 in a multi-user environment and we need to lock the edited records. The database is split into a front end and back end.
Do we apply the record locking settings to the front end or back end?
Table Locking when using .mdb transactions
Using a .mdb file as the backend and DAO:
When the execution is inside a .BeginTrans . .CommitTrans / .Rollback block does any table opened in that block become locked for editing in a multi-user environment?
I am getting entire table locking issues and I believe it's related to Transactions.