A_DB2_LOCK_METHOD configuration variable

Restriction: This topic applies only when a Database Connectors license has been installed via the Micro Focus License Management System.

Use this configuration variable to specify the locking method that Database Connectors for DB2 should use when accessing your data source. Possible values are:

The default is UPDATECOLUMN.




Specify SETPOS as your lock method to tell the Connector to perform the following locking sequence:

If any of these functions do not exist, A_DB2_LOCK_METHOD reverts to None.

Note: Even if these functions do exist, there is no guarantee that any rows lock using this sequence of calls. Contact your database vendor to determine whether or not this sequence is effective for your data source.


This option is similar to SETPOS, except a function called SQLSetStmtOption performs the task of SQLSetScrollOptions and has more functionality.

In particular, when using this method of locking, Database Connectors calls SQLSetStmtOption a number of times, with values (SQL-CONCURRENCY, SQL-CONCUR-LOCK), (SQL-CURSOR-TYPES, SQL-CURSOR-KEYSET-DRIVEN), and (SQL_KEYSET-SIZE, 1). Again, if the function does not exist, A_DB2_LOCK_METHOD reverts to None.


Specifying UPDATECOLUMN as your lock method performs an entirely different type of locking. Instead of trying to lock a row while reading it, this method creates a new statement handle for the data source. Then, after fetching the data from the data source, it resubmits an SQL query to select the same row (based on the primary key) and adds an UPDATE clause. Last, it fetches the data from the data source. This method has the most overhead, but it is much more likely to succeed in locking records.