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> Hello there.
> I'm looking into how to update a row in a table while protecting it
> from access by others.
> so far I've come up with this solution:
> create function dostuff() returns void as $$
> tmp integer;
> select id into tmp from tableX where id>305 limit 1 for update;
> update tableX set some_field = some_value where id=tmp;
> end; $$ language plpgsql;
> will that guarantee that the row I selected wil be updated within
> this function and no one else can sneak in between and update or
> delete the row?
> What would I use if I would write
> lock table tableX IN .... MODE at the start of my function?
> Any particular benefit with either method?
If you lock the table, the whole table is locked. The first method (with
select for update) locks only the one record you want to update.
For real multi-user-access the first method are better.
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