Hi... I want to say some words about the "Table Locking" problem.
I had a problem something like this one, I find solution for this by locking only the item that will updated. I added two areas one that has a value 0 or 1 giving it is currently used by someone, and second time it is started to use, default 0. When someone trying to update the item, first area has the value 1 and the second has the current time. After update completes, ifrst has the value 0, and second also 0. So if someone tries to update the area first system will chack and if someone is updating the item it will not give permission for this. Also it will chack the time if update is out of time (ex:more than 15 minutes) it will reset the time section and will give permission to update this item. This will provide people to see all other table elements ather then the updated. It worked for me... -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php