What’s different when you are Sharing

A multi-user database management system has to do rather a lot of work behind the scenes to maintain the integrity of the database in the face of multiple users all trying to change things at once. Fortunately, you don’t need to worry about this as Datacentre will do all the hard work without any guidance from you. You might, however, see the effects of this when MoneyWorks won’t let you do something that always would have been allowed if you were the only user.

Indeed for some operations that involve extensive updates to the MoneyWorks database, you must be the only connected user, and other users will not be able to connect until the operation is complete—this is referred to as being in “single-user mode”.