In <>, on 09/18/97 
   at 12:47 PM, Tim Truax <> said:

2 users access the same account number at the exact same time in the same
file and same interactive job and are presented with a full screen where
20 comment lines can be typed in.
User 1 - gets this screen with available sequence numbers 1 thru 20. User
2 - gets this screen with same available sequence numbers!!! User 1 &
User 2 - commence to typing in the comments 1 thru 20. User 1 hits enter
first and adds the records 1 thru 20, Now User 2 hits enter and they
update and write over User 1's previously entered comments.

Just a thought here Tim.  Would it work to just date/timestamp the record
as its written?  Forget about coming up with seq. #s altogether.  They
furnish no useful purpose anyway.  Either that or just have a big counter
that is incremented with every write, regardless of the account number,
and get your sequence number from the counter?  Of course there is always
RRN, which gives you true arrival sequence...

Booth Martin       Contract Programming, Inc.

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