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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 (Français) » MobiLink - Client Administration » SQL Anywhere Clients for MobiLink » Event hooks for SQL Anywhere clients » Introduction to dbmlsync hooks


Using event-hook procedures

This section describes some considerations for designing and using event-hook procedures.

  • Do not perform any COMMIT or ROLLBACK operations in event-hook procedures. The procedures are executed on the same connection as the synchronization, and a COMMIT or ROLLBACK may interfere with synchronization.

  • Don't change connection settings. Changing connection settings in a hook may produce unexpected results. If you need to change connection settings in a hook, the hook should restore the old value before the hook completes.

  • The event-hook connection calls the stored procedures without qualifying them by owner. The stored procedures must therefore be owned by either the user name employed on the dbmlsync connection (typically a user with REMOTE DBA authority), or a group ID of which the dbmlsync user is a member.

  • A remote database can only have one instance of each hook. Do not create multiple instances of a hook that have different owners.

  • Hook procedures must be created by a user with DBA authority.

  • If a *_begin hook executes successfully, the corresponding *_end hook is called regardless of any error that occurred after the *_begin hook. If the *_begin hook is not defined, but you have defined an *_end hook, then the *_end hook is called unless an error occurs prior to the point in time where the *_begin hook would normally be called.

#hook_dict table
Connections for event-hook procedures
Handling errors and warnings in event hook procedures