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Disconnecting Users

Can anyone confirm the potential impact of routinely disconnecting clients from an ADS please? I can only assume this would be considered bad practice but will it cause potential corruption?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Paul.

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  • Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 03:23 PM

    Paul,

    As you mentioned it is not routine practice to forcibly disconnect users from Advantage. However, users can get disconnected for a variety of environmental reasons (i.e. network or pc failure) as well as users closing applications unexpectedly. The Advantage Database Server will preserve the data integrity so I would expect a very low possibility of data corruption.

    If users are disconnected when they have a record lock then that record may remain locked for a brief period of time until Advantage cleans up the connection. This would be compounded if the user was in a transaction when disconnected. However, I don't expect the lock(s) to be held for very long.

    Chris

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