Rene Veerman wrote:
On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:35 AM, Ashley Sheridan

It's the reason transactions exist, to prevent things happening like this.
When you have two actions where one is dependent on the other, unless you
have a way to tie them together so that they can't be broken, you run the
risk of collisions.

Yea, and i wish they'd standarized features like that across sql servers.
But they haven't, so i avoid them like the plague.

This is why you're creating your own layer... to smooth the wrinkles between the systems via your abstracted layer. That isn't usually a good reason for you to do it improperly.

Whatever dependencies and threading problems might arise, there's always the
principle that says:

If it doesn't work whlie it should work and threading-timing problems are
the only possible cause, then
by delay by a random timeperiod and retry the query.

Yikes, please cite your reference for that horrible advice.

In really advanced cases, one can work with last-modified timestamps and/or
build up a simple sort of work-queue (also in a table),
whereby threads inform each other of the status of their computations.

Wow... this gets ever more complex to do something simple.

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