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FRM-40501: ORACLE error: unable to reserve record for update or delete

Posted on 2006-06-28
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Last Modified: 2009-07-29
Hi Guys,
I have form that takes view (created from several tables) once loaded,  I tried to press any editing key,
It throws error below

FRM-40501: ORACLE error: unable to reserve record for update or delete

Please let me know what I am doing wrong?
Thank you
Question by:ayadav1186
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Author Comment

ID: 16999884
Lot many workarounds but does not work for me. One thing I noticed is Forms tries to lock row by adding rowid in front of view columns. Is there any way to prevent Forms from doing so?
I am able to update view in SQL*Plus wihout any issues.

Thanks for response.
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ID: 16999904
As the above link suggests, is there any other user using the same view or table? Query v$lock and v$locked_object views.
v$locked_object tells about the table names that are locked.

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ID: 17000403
In ON-LOCK block level trigger, code

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Expert Comment

ID: 17000457
v$lock and v$locked_object views are available in the database server. Connect as sysdba and do the query.
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Accepted Solution

kretzschmar earned 800 total points
ID: 17000881
riazpk is right

of course if there is no instead of trigger is attached on your view,
you may not able to save your changes, except you use the
ON-UPDATE/ON-INSERT/ON-DELETE trigger on block-level
to update the physical tables of the view

instead of placing NULL in the ON-LOCK trigger in case of
you want to lock, you can place there also

SELECT * FROM physicalTable WHERE key = :blockkey FOR UPDATE;
--repeat for every table in the view

meikl ;-)
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by:Mark Geerlings
Mark Geerlings earned 800 total points
ID: 17002619
I agree with kretzschmar, you need to write an ON-LOCK trigger manually for a block that is based on a join view, but I think his syntax example is incomplete.  I think the trigger syntax you need is more like this:
  cursor c_lock is select 1
    from [base table]
    where [key column] = :[block_name].[key_column]
       for update of [any column] nowait;
  dummy number;
  open c1;
  fetch c1 into dummy;
  close c1;
  when others then
     [display a message or alert about the record lock problem]
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errm, markgeer is right, my sample is just incomplete

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Forced accept.

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