Lock escalation on partitioned tables

Locking is a necessary thing for better concurrency. SQL Server manages its locks automatically. In general: when a statement issues about 5000 locks on a single table or index, lock manager issues an escalation. Lock escaltion details can be found in BOL at here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms184286.aspx

What if I have partitioned table? Do I really need to lock the whole table or index? I believe, most of the cases, answer is no. It may be enough to lock that particular partition I'm working with. You can achieve this on your table with the script below:


When you have locking issues, you may consider to change thie setting on your table.

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