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Shared file access?

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If I use FileOpen with output/append on a file on a UNC share, will it be opened in shared mode?

I'd like a single log file to reside on a server share, and multiple machines may run the script at the same time. They'll be writing a single transaction record to the file.

Will there be any write contention from multiple users attempting to write simultaneously?

Thanks!

Wayne

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If I use FileOpen with output/append on a file on a UNC share, will it be opened in shared mode?

I'd like a single log file to reside on a server share, and multiple machines may run the script at the same time. They'll be writing a single transaction record to the file.

Will there be any write contention from multiple users attempting to write simultaneously?

Thanks!

Wayne

There's no such thing as "write simultaneously". You would have to implement your own file locking mechanism. Or you could put it on any generic database service, or purpose built logging service ala SysLog.

;)

P.S. Maybe an easier solution for AutoIt scripting is run an AutoIt-based service that monitors the folder for log transaction files, then reads, integrates, and deletes them. The reporting machines only need to write a unique transaction file for each event, with a unique naming format that guarantees they create a new file each time.

:evil:

Edited by PsaltyDS

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P.S. Maybe an easier solution for AutoIt scripting is run an AutoIt-based service that monitors the folder for log transaction files, then reads, integrates, and deletes them. The reporting machines only need to write a unique transaction file for each event, with a unique naming format that guarantees they create a new file each time.

Thanks Psalty. I was kind of thinking about this option myself, but had dismissed it. I think I will go with it now. Thanks for the pointer!

Wayne

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