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Vizlib Writeback Table Guides - Destination Locking and Lock Groups

With version 3.4.0 of Vizlib Writeback Table, you can choose whether to enable locking for a single destination, or add the destination to a Lock Group. This article shows you how to set up a lock group in the Vizlib Management Console (VMC) and apply it to a destination. 

Note on LockingBy default, an auto-lock is triggered when a writeback operation is performed on a destination, and stays in place until the operation completes. Locking settings for a destination are used to extend that function. 


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Lock groups are used to consolidate the locking function for all destinations in a group. This can be useful when multiple destinations are writing back to the same data target (e.g. a database table). If a lock is applied to a destination, other destinations will continue working with data that may not reflect the current state of the data target. This can lead to integrity issues with the source data. By allocating these destinations to a Lock group, all destinations are locked when one of the destinations is locked (either auto-lock during an operation, or applying a lock in the app). 


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Add a Lock Group


To add a lock group, follow these steps (Figure 1).


  • Open Writeback Settings in the VMC and click Lock Groups
  • Enter a Name and set the Access and Security level.
  • Click Add Lock Group. The lock group should be added to the list in the VMC. 


Figure 1: Add Lock Group


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Enabling a Lock Group for a Destination


You can find and enable a lock group by following these steps (Figure 1).


  • Open the destination settings and scroll to the Locking section. 
  • Select Allow Locking, then Use Lock Group.
  • Choose one of the options in the dropdown to add the destination to the lock group.
  • Save the destination settings (this example uses Add Destination).  


Figure 2: Enable Lock Group


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Lock Group Security Rules 


You can specify which users can use a lock group by adding a security rule in the VMC (Figure 3). 


  • Open the Security Rules page in the VMC.
  • Click on New Rule to open the screen.
  • Select Lock Group as the Resource Type, then add a Description.
  • Select the Resource ID (the lock group name), and an Access Level
  • Select an Attribute Type, Operator and add a Value.
  • Click Create Security Rule to finish. It will be displayed in the list on the Security Rules page. 



Figure 3: Security Rules


You can find out more information on security rules here


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