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Record Locking
In FileMaker 6 and earlier versions, record locking occurred when a guest on the network clicked into a field. That's was all that was required to prevent others from changing the record. Unfortunately, this also prevented other guests from copying data from a locked record and other basic features. FileMaker 7 has changed how record locking works. In order for a guest on the network to lock a record, he must actually modify a field, allowing user to work with a record without locking it. However, the most important change is when scripting for record locking. You don't want to test if the record is locked by setting a field to a value. FileMaker 7 introduces the Open Record/Request script step which attempts to lock a record without modifying it. If the record is locked, an error of 301 will be returned. If the record is not locked, this script will lock it until the Guest exits the record manually or the Commit Record/Request script step is intiated.



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FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker, Inc. or FMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, Inc. It was once named Claris when it also sold MacWrite, MacPaint, Claris Emailer, ClarisWorks, etc. but changed it's name when it focused on FileMaker. FileMaker started out as a DOS application called Nutshell but was shaped into the powerhouse it is today by Claris and FMI.



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Database Pros More FileMaker tips and tricks than any site on the internet!
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