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Frees the lock on a specified item in the file buffer.


F-FREE [fb [itemId]]
F-F [fb [itemId]]


fb An integer specifying the number assigned to the file buffer by the F-OPEN command. Available values are 1 through 9. If omitted, uses the currently open file buffer.
itemID The item ID of the item to be unlocked. itemID can be specified as an integer, or as a reference to a buffer or a select list that contains the itemID value.


The F-FREE PROC command frees the update lock on an item in the file buffer. An update lock is applied by the F-UREAD command. If you specify no itemID, F-FREE frees any locked items in the file buffer.

F-FREE is a PQN command.

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