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Transaction blocking while accesing a stored procedure SQL2000

BlueAlien
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Hi.

I have an application (in Delphi and using ADO) which looks like this:
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procedure Func;
Connection.IsolationLevel:=ilReadCommitted;
Connection.BeginTrans;
...
while(some condition)
begin
...
tmp:=GetNextSN;
...
end;
...
Connection.CommitTrans;

function GetNextSN: String;
var dsGetNextSN: TADODataSet;
begin
  dsGetNextSN.CommandText:='get_next_sn';
  dsGetNextSN.Open;
  dsGetNextSN.Close;
end;

Where 'get_next_sn' is a stored procedure:
CREATE PROCEDURE [get_next_sn]
AS  
BEGIN
  SELECT next_sn FROM table1;
  UPDATE table1 SET next_sn=next_sn+1;
END
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The problem is, that when I run multiple instances of this app, they block each other while accessing the 'get_next_sn' stored procedure. The first one reaching it runs, while the others wait until it commits.

What I would need, is to block multiple access to the SP, so that the returned 'next_sn' values are unique. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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