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Locks & Locking Hints

Introduction:

Locking, Locks and Deadlocks are words that a developer/DBA does not want to hear in real life but still there are possibilities that we hear them because of some bad code written. This article takes you on to the type of locks available in SQL server and the ways of avoiding them using the hints available. Before getting into know the types of locks and the hints available, let us see what is meant by a lock and a deadlock.