[ic] "touching" a database causes [import] to stop working

Mike Heins mikeh@minivend.com
Fri, 22 Sep 2000 14:42:36 -0400

Quoting Chris Wenham (cwenham@netmonger.net):
>  I've isolated a problem that's happening whenever I want to use the
>  [import] tag to add a record to a database.
>  If I use [perl tables="whatever"] or [data whatever column key] in
>  the same page, then the [import] tag fails to work. As soon as I
>  comment out the [data] tag (or remove the table from the perl tag),
>  the [import] works again.
>  What I'm doing in the page that performs the [import] is to check for
>  duplicate records before inserting. This means doing a lookup on the
>  proposed key to make sure there isn't already a record with the same
>  key. The act of "touching" the database this way appears to make the
>  [import] tag impotent.
>  Is Interchange/minivend locking the table? 


You need to do a [flag type=write table=whatever] before you 
do the [perl tables="whatever"]. Once the table is opened read-only,
there is no going back.

If you look for WRITE_CONTROL you can set it to always, but that
is a bit dangerous.

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