Need help (again) understanding something...

Wendy wizardcompserv at
Tue Feb 7 04:30:41 EST 2017

Mine are set to read only and only changed when required.

Also I use it as a method of stopping more than 1 user from editing the same
record at the same time.  - When a user selects 'Edit'  I test if the record
can be set in 'Edit' mode and if not the user is told that the record is in


-----Original Message-----
From: omnisdev-en [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Kim Sumner
Sent: 07 February 2017 03:27
To: Omnis Newslist
Subject: Re: Need help (again) understanding something...

Hi Mike

I'd put another 2 cents on that. All my DML files are created as Read Only
and toggled Read Write during data update methods.

Safety first.


Kim Sumner
Corporate Windows Pty Ltd, AUSTRALIA
WebPublisher Studio - Share your data with the World

> From: Mike Rowan <michael.rowan3 at>
> Reply-To: OmnisDev List - English <omnisdev-en at>
> Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 00:12:34 +1030
> To: OmnisDev List - English <omnisdev-en at>
> Subject: Re: Need help (again) understanding something...
> Hi
When I was doing Omnis with DML  I always set all files as memory only
> or
read only, except for the one (or two etc) I am currently updating which
> I
would set to read-write.  Then immediately set them back to read
> only.
Otherwise you'll find that you can be updating stuff you really don't
> want
Just my 2 cents.

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