Read lock table information programmatically; remove locks; query and adjust lock table parameters.
An important feature of any multi-process system is concurrency control, the ability to prevent different processes from changing a specific element of data at the same time, resulting in corruption. Thus ObjectScript and InterSystems SQL each provide commands for working with locks, which you use for concurrency control.
The %PersistentOpens in a new tab class provides a way to control concurrent access to objects, namely, the concurrency argument to %OpenId() and other methods of this class. These methods ultimately use the ObjectScript LOCK command. All persistent objects inherit these methods.
Internally, the in-memory lock table contains the current locks, along with information about the processes that hold those locks. You can use the Management Portal to view the lock table and (if necessary) remove locks; see Monitoring Locks.
For more information on locks, see Locking and Concurrency Control.