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WriteNow parameter of Obj-Save method causes warning

Updated on September 22, 2020

 This presentation is part of the Designing and Building for Performance Self-Study Course.



PRPC's default behavior for performing Obj-Save is to "defer" the actual UPDATE/INSERT SQL command until a Commit is issued.  The benefits of this deferral are the ability to perform multiple, back-to-back saves on the same object instance and PRPC will combine these updates into a single cumulative update at the time of commit thus decreasing the interval of time in which locks are held within the database.  This maximizes concurrency within the application.

Specifying "WriteNow" defeats all the benefits of the deferred save feature.

There are legitimate reasons to performing a WriteNow, such as needing to immediately re-read this instance before issuing a commit.  Use of this method can be dangerous if proper locking and error checking is not done.  This is not common practice, however, which is why these are called "Warnings" and not "Errors."

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