Using a timestamp column is the only way to absolutely ensure that modifications made to a row are not overwriting someone else’s changes. (See the discussion of BROWSE MODE in the Sybase Commands Reference Manual.) When reading a table that is open for I/O, the Acu4GL for Sybase product uses BROWSE MODE if a timestamp column exists. When the Acu4GL product is creating a table, if the value of A_SYB_ADD_TIMESTAMP is 1, a timestamp column is included in the table.

Note: Your COBOL FD should not include the timestamp column.

While the default value is OFF (FALSE, NO), this configuration variable can also take values of ON (TRUE, YES).

For example:


See also: BROWSE MODE in the Sybase Commands Reference Manual .