Locked Record Detection

When this COBOL system reads a record that is locked by another user, the record data is returned to the program together with a COBOL file status of 9/068 ("Record locked").

With Btrieve, if a record is locked, the data is not returned and so reading a locked record requires multiple calls to the Btrieve run-time system, making default record reading slower.

You can improve the speed of read operations by: