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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Reread Nolock (-rereadnolock)

Reread Nolock (-rereadnolock)

Use Reread Nolock (-rereadnolock) to tell the AVM how to decide between multiple copies of a cached record that were read from the database using NO-LOCK. By default, the AVM chooses the oldest of the NO-LOCK copies. When you start a session with -rereadnolock, the AVM chooses the most recently cached NO-LOCK copy.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
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Client Session
The AVM stores records read from the database in internal buffers that are linked to the record buffers of your ABL application. When two internal buffers for the same record exist, the AVM decides which to keep and use by rules based on the locking level and age of each copy. This parameter only affects how the decision is made when both of the following conditions are true:
*A record is read from the database with NO-LOCK.
*The AVM finds an older NO-LOCK copy of that same record already in memory.
For more information on record locking, see the chapter on data handling and record locking in OpenEdge Getting Started: ABL Essentials.
Note: This parameter causes no extra database activity; it simply determines whether to keep the older or newer of the copies already in memory.
You use this parameter to resolve client-server currency conflicts. You also use it to resolve server-to-server currency conflicts by using it as an AppServer startup parameter through the OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer, or by setting the srvrStartupParam property in the file for the appropriate AppServer. When applications use record buffers with a large scope, such as default buffers scoped to the main block of long life persistent procedures as you might have on an AppServer, using -rereadnolock is strongly advised.
Remember the following when using -rereadnolock:
*It has no affect on records that are retrieved through RECID or ROWID. In that case, the AVM will not reread the record. Instead, it uses the copy of the record already stored in the buffer. If you need the most current version of the record, use the RELEASE statement on all buffers that contain a copy of the record before reading the record, or use the FIND CURRENT or GET CURRENT statement to reread the record.
*It has no affect on the behavior of the query cache used for a query with NO-LOCK that is specified through the CACHE phrase of the DEFINE QUERY statement. To force the AVM to always re-read the record, set the cache size to zero (0). However, this may significantly degrade performance if the database is accessed across a network. Set the cache size to zero only when it is critical to retrieve the most current version of a record.
*It has no affect on the behavior of the prefetch cache that is used by default when retrieving records NO-LOCK across the network. By default, when executing a CAN-FIND function or a FIND, FOR, or OPEN QUERY statement on a database that is accessed across a network, the AVM fetches several records at a time and stores them in a prefetch cache. The AVM will only send a request to the database server to fetch more records if the requested record is not in the current prefetch cache. If the record is in the current cache, the AVM will not read a new copy of that record even if -rereadnolock is set. To eliminate this cache so that the most current version of the record is always read, use the NO-PREFETCH keyword in the appropriate statements. However, using the NO-PREFETCH keyword may significantly degrade performance. Set NO-PREFETCH only if it is critical to retrieve the most current version of a record.