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Firstly, how are you connected? FreeTDS or ODBC? If you're connected through FreeTDS, it's pretty difficult to have two queries running concurrently on the same database handle. You need to finish your select before you run any updates. A workaround is to open two database handles on the same database.

Secondly, by default MSSQL locks whole pages and often whole tables while one query is running, meaning a situation like yours is likely to cause deadlocks. You could experiment with adding some table hints to your select query; possibly ROWLOCK, perhaps even NOLOCK as a last resort.

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In reply to Re: Perl Query Locks A MsSQL Database by tobyink
in thread Perl Query Locks A MsSQL Database by EEddieEmm

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