I can't find the answer to this MySQL question in the documentation:
If I execute "LOCK TABLES" through an ODBC connection, and a different thread already holds a lock on the specific table, does the calling thread block until the lock is acquired, or does the call simply fail and return immediately?
The difficult we do right away...
...the impossible takes slightly longer.
I need some help with an SQL query I’ve been asked to create.
Due to lack of communication, an update was done incorrectly and now needs to be fixed (surprise, surprise ). Each employee has 5 Ben_Codes and the start date for all Ben_Codes needs to be equal to the start date of Ben_Code 1. The dates are not constant so for each employee I need to read Ben_Code 1 record to retrieve start_date and then update Ben_Codes 2 thru 5 with that start_date.
To this point I have done very basic updates using SQL Query and would appreciate any guidance you can provide!!