SQL server supports following locks
- Shared lock
- Update lock
- Exclusive lock
Shared Lock allows simultaneous access of record by multiple Select statements.
Shared Lock blocks record from updating and will remain in queue waiting while record is accessed for reading.
If update process is going on then read command will have to wait until updating process finishes.
This lock is used with the resources to be updated.
This kind of lock is used with data modification operations like update, insert or delete.