troubleshooting Question

Scope of "DBEngine.SetOption dbMaxLocksPerFile, 50000"

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I am writing a conversion that is totally data orientated.  Reading legacy records in an old format then reformatting and writing them many time.  Some files with several million records.

I was having some issues and got some very good advice on EE, which was to use this statement to increase the number of locks permitted.
DBEngine.SetOption dbMaxLocksPerFile, 50000

I used the statement in the procedure I was having issues with and it solved the issue.  Now I am wondering what the scope of the statement is.  Meaning, do I have to put it in every module doing the heavy processing or is it a 'set once and it becomes the default throughout your application, until you exit the application.

As a precaution I was thinking of putting the statement at the beginning of every one of my heavy processing routines.  However I am guessing there is overhead related to this command so I don't want to execute it unless necessary.
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