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In addition to ELISHEVA's excellent post: One of the basic tasks of a database is the ability to atomically do actions in multiple tables and/or records when needed. If your database can't do that, you need to look for a different database. Most databases can also update multiple records in a table at the same time by different processes/queries, without one update getting in the way of the other. (Subject to volume, structure, and resource limitations. There are a couple of low-end databases that don't do that one, and may be useful in some situations as long as you are aware of that limitation.)

So, yes, that would be an ignorance of the tools issue: The tools should be able to handle those situations, when used correctly.

In reply to Re^4: Maybe database tables aren't such great "objects," after all ... by DStaal
in thread Maybe database tables aren't such great "objects," after all ... by sundialsvc4

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