Frequently Asked Questions

Is ReStore suitable for multi-user applications?

Yes - ReStore uses a form of optimistic locking to control multi-user access to data. When you make a change to an object, ReStore is able to track whether that object has also been changed by another user. If this has happened, ReStore will prevent you from inadvertently overwriting conflicting changes when you commit your transaction. You may then use a number of methods to resolve the differences: 

"Return those changed objects which have also been modified in the database"
aReStore transactionCommitFailures    

"Return a copy of aChangedObject reflecting the latest modifications in the database"
aChangedObject currentVersion

"Forget your changes and refresh objects with modifications in the database"
aReStore rollbackAndRefreshTransaction   

"Merge modifications in the database with your changes"
aReStore refreshAndRollforwardTransaction 

Additionally, particularly volatile objects can define their own conflict-resolution strategy, increasing the chances that your transactions will commit successfully.

2003 Solutions Software Ltd.


Home | FAQ Index | Prev | Next