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Can you implement exclusive locking across replicated databases?

This is impossible using Notes. Think about what would be required. You have a database replicated to multiple servers and clients. If a user opens a document, how would all the other unconnected databases know about this?
The only way to do this using Notes is to have a single un-replicated database. Normally, a redesign of the application is enough to work around this requirement.
Note that similiar problems occur if you try this with relational databases.

Applies to Notes Versions: 3 4 4.5 4.6 5
Last Modified: May 8, 1997