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A Lock is not available..

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A Lock is not available..


I'm trying to run a data set and someone else ran it, what we're trying to do is "kick" one another from the file and write over each others work. The error message we're getting is:

- A lock is not available for XXX.XX.Data

- Lock held by process 8010

is there a way around this or a way to overwrite his data without getting that error?

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Posts: 139

Re: A Lock is not available..

If this is running on unix you need to kill the process by assigning command kill and process id.

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Posts: 288

Re: A Lock is not available..

Use SAS/SHARE, this way you can have concurrent updates to the same file.

Hope this helps,


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