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Unable to update custom Data tables with Allow Locking set



Unable to update or save data table entries where Allow Locking is selected in data classes.

Error Messages

Save, delete or Commit has failed because lock is not held

Steps to Reproduce

1. Open a data table record.
2. Edit the instance.
3. Click Save.

Root Cause

An issue in the custom application code or rules:

Class definition of the data class of the custom data table has Allow Locking selected. is called for the save, and it fails as obj-open-by-handle does not have Lock checkbox selected.


1. Save As the activity into custom Data class, and enable Lock in Obj-Open-By-Handle method.
2. Remove the Allow Locking checkbox, which is selected in Locking tab of the Data class.
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Published March 2, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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