Kieran Headley Kieran Headley - 10 months ago 70
MySQL Question

MySQL - Table 'my_table' was not locked with Lock Tables

I try and load tables via MySQL and get the following error?

MySQL said: Table 'cms' was not locked with LOCK TABLES

Why does the table need to be Locked? I haven't seen this before? is there any way to unlock? do you even want to?

Answer Source

MySQL enables client sessions to acquire table locks explicitly for the purpose of cooperating with other sessions for access to tables, or to prevent other sessions from modifying tables during periods when a session requires exclusive access to them. A session can acquire or release locks only for itself. One session cannot acquire locks for another session or release locks held by another session.

Locks may be used to emulate transactions or to get more speed when updating tables. This is explained in more detail later in this section.

LOCK TABLES explicitly acquires table locks for the current client session. Table locks can be acquired for base tables or views. You must have the LOCK TABLES privilege, and the SELECT privilege for each object to be locked.

For view locking, LOCK TABLES adds all base tables used in the view to the set of tables to be locked and locks them automatically. If you lock a table explicitly with LOCK TABLES, any tables used in triggers are also locked implicitly, as described in Section, “LOCK TABLES and Triggers”.

UNLOCK TABLES explicitly releases any table locks held by the current session. LOCK TABLES implicitly releases any table locks held by the current session before acquiring new locks.

Another use for UNLOCK TABLES is to release the global read lock acquired with the FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK statement, which enables you to lock all tables in all databases. See Section, “FLUSH Syntax”. (This is a very convenient way to get backups if you have a file system such as Veritas that can take snapshots in time.)

Syntax for LOCK and UNLOCK

    tbl_name [[AS] alias] lock_type
    [, tbl_name [[AS] alias] lock_type] ...




Unlock tables