In the last episode (Sep 07), Rich said:
> I started a different thread on this, but then I realized I might not
> have to use InnoDB for this.
> Let me explain what I wish to achieve.
> I want to create records in an established table. I then want them
> locked (either by locking the whole table or by individual record) so
> that they cannot be updated or deleted.
Permanently? Would revoking the UPDATE and DELETE privileges on the
table (but keeping INSERT and SELECT) suffice? Locks are purely
session-based and disappear when the client that issued them exits.
> I am concerned that locking a table won't allow me to add new
> records. I also need the records fully viewable.
> Which table format should I choose, and how do I implement this?
> I've reviewed some of the alternatives, and they got all confusing to
> me. 15.11.3 InnoDB and Transaction Isolation Level indicates that
> READ COMMITTED is what I should be looking for, but it refers to an
> index that I'm unaware of, as nothing is indexed.