August 5th, 2002, 10:00 AM
File locking in ASP
I've had a root around but can't find any online resources that can help me with a file locking problem. I've been lumbered with an ASP problem to solve, however, I'm not an ASP developer
I need to write one or two lines to a file but potentially tens or hundreds of users could be requesting updates at the same time. I want to use file locking to ensure that processes wait until the file is available, but I can't find any examples anywhere! I've trawled MSDN but mainly get SQL-Server results.
If file locking is not an option, does anyone have any suggestions?
Cheers - Robert.
August 7th, 2002, 02:38 AM
August 29th, 2002, 04:04 PM
if theres a possibility that hundreds of users will access it concurrently then you probably need a multi-threaded database system, i.e. sql server or oracle.
ms access is an alternative but its not necessarily made for the web and isnt multi-threaded, however, it performs reasonable from experience on small-medium applications that arent completely pounding it constantly.