Bill Moseley asked: >>Anyway, is there a way to do this other than a full table lock? Hi Bill, I liked Hassan's 'daemon' suggestion. That sounded pretty cool! On a database-only level, I think you might take a look at row-level locking within transaction blocks. Not something I fiddle with, but it might be a step in the right direction. http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_locks_row_level_locking.htm Good Luck, RonL.