UNLOCK (Unlock a Data Area or Release a Record)

Free-Form Syntax UNLOCK{(E)} name
Code Factor 1 Factor 2 Result Field Indicators
UNLOCK (E)   name (file or data area)   _ ER _

The UNLOCK operation is used to unlock data areas and release record locks.

To handle UNLOCK exceptions (program status codes 401-421, 431, and 432), either the operation code extender 'E' or an error indicator ER can be specified, but not both. For more information on error handling, see Program Exception/Errors.

Positions 71,72,75 and 76 must be blank.

For further rules for the UNLOCK operation, see Data-Area Operations.