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Chapter 20. Developing Multiuser and Ent... > Understanding Access's Locking Mecha...

Understanding Access's Locking Mechanisms

Although the preceding tips for designing network applications reduce network traffic, they in no way reduce locking conflicts. To protect shared data, Access locks either a record or a page of data as the user edits a record. In this way, multiple users can read the data, but only one user can make changes to it. Data can be locked through a form or through a recordset that isn't bound to a form.

Here are the methods of locking for an Access application:


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