HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Locking mechanism for variable tables

This topic describes how the locking mechanism works for variable tables.

Locking is set at variable table level to ensure that definitions in the database are not overwritten by different users concurrently accessing the same variable table. This means that both when you lock a variable table and when you lock a variable you gain exclusive permissions for all the variables in that variable table. That is, you can perform any commands on the locked variable table and on all the variables in it. Any other user only has read-only access to this variable table and to the variables in it.

This prevents any other user from changing the same variable table that you are changing. If another user tries to lock a variable table or a variable that you have already locked, an error message is returned.