What is Update (U) lock in SQL Server.

  • The Update (U) lock is special lock to prevent the deadlock situation.
  • The query is executed by one process with select operation (Shared lock) on particular object, at the same time any other process sending the request to same object with (Exclusive lock), but it’s not allowed.
  • At this movement the for some time it will assigned the Update (U) lock .

How to create Update (U) by force:


begin tran
select * from dbo.Table_1 with (updlock) where eno=10
select * from sys.dm_tran_locks where resource_type <> ‘DATABASE’


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