Pardon me for my ignorance.
In promon > Record Locking Table option:
If you don't mind sharing your expertise on what is the indication of the negative number showing for Table? I couldn't find any docs for some explanation.
> Are system tables standard for every Progress databases, I guess?
Which system tables are present in the schema will vary from one release to another, and also possibly on whether a DB's schema has been updated to the latest version for that release. There are proutil options for this:
proutil dbname -C updateschema
proutil dbname -C updatevst
Also, some system tables will only be present when certain database features have been enabled, e.g. Transparent Data Encryption, Auditing, etc.
There are also some predefined tables that have positive numbers.
btw: in recent releases, the _file records have a character field called _category that gives a little information about what the table is used for.
Field definitions have a description field: _field._desc. Don't expect it to be populated for fields in system tables, apart from the audit tables. They may also have a label (_label) or a column label (_col-label) that may help you understand the intended use of the field.
Table definitions also have a description field: _file._desc. Pretty much the same story; only some security, partitioning, multi-tenancy, and auditing tables have descriptions. Other descriptive fields are label (_file-label, blank for system tables) and category (_category). The latter is populated for all system tables.
Engine Crew Monograph Number 17.
Gus Bjorklund, Progress Software Corporation
Last updated August 1, 1998
Application tables have positive table numbers; system tables have negative numbers. Table -1 is "_file".
You can see tables and their table numbers like this:
for each dictdb._file no-lock by _file-number:
display _file._file-number _file._file-name.
Are system tables standard for every Progress databases, I guess?
Thank you for sharing Rob, appreciate it......this answers everything.
Is there any character field something like _description both for _file and _field? Been exploring but couldn't find any?