When I bring up a file in STRSQL via Select, the moment I return to the statement the lock is gone.

In Run SQL Scripts, once a statement is ran, I don't see how to get out of that file short of performing another SQL Statement or closing the program. (There isn't a way to close out a statement.) In addition to that, if I open up a statement that was run into its own window b/c I want to view the result set for that statement later, that seems to keep the file locked (open, as you say) regardless if I actually run another statement or not.

Why is Run SQL Scripts keeping the open? Yes, thank you, a file that is opened can't be cleared - that's obvious. What's not obvious is that Run SQL Scripts is keeping the file open. How should I know that? How can I prevent that?

STRSQL's exit message in 7.1 that suggests that we should be using Run SQL Scripts. We saw that once before, and now SEU is being stabilized. Maybe that's the future for STRSQL, so I'd like to get a good understanding of Run SQL Scripts, and quite honestly I've been meaning to play with it for quite some time.

Rob - turns out FOR FETCH ONLY doesn't change the situation. The job still keeps the file open.

Thanks,

-Kurt

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of CRPence
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:28 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Run SQL Scripts and File Locks

On 25-May-2011 13:31 , Kurt Anderson wrote:
Last weekend we upgraded to a Power 720 from a 520.
After using and exiting STRSQL for the first time in a session, a
message appears suggesting to give Run SQL Scripts a try, so I did.

The utility has its pros and cons, and I'm trying to use it so I can
get used to it. However today a job ran into an issue clearing a file
because apparently the SQL connection had the file in use. I had only
been doing SELECT statements in the SQL utility, so now I'm concerned.
I showed a couple of our power-users this tool, but if it's going to
end up keeping a file in use, I'm going to have to take it away.

Any thoughts on the matter?

A file.mbr open in Job-A [except as psuedo-closed by SQL] should prevent that same file.mbr from being cleared [by CLRPFM] in Job-N irrespective of language used to open the file. For what reason would the Run SQL scripts not be expected to effect the same?

Regards, Chuck
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