• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 18. Developing for a Multiuser E... > Understanding the .LDB File

Understanding the .LDB File

Every database opened for shared use has a corresponding .LDB file, a locking file created to store computer and security names and to place byte range locks on the recordset. The .LDB file always has the same name and location as the databases whose locks it's tracking, and it's automatically deleted when the last user exits the database file. There are two times when the .LDB file is not deleted:

  • The database is marked as damaged (politically correct term).

  • The last user out doesn't have delete rights in the folder with the database and .LDB files.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint