A doubt regarding the Work tables. we say it to be a table created during the Preliminary Phase used to store intermediate data acquired from the host during an MLOAD task. These data is eventually applied to a target table. Does work table takes data in blocks or at one go from the host? Does work table has an exact replica of data from the host or it does some data conversion too. If yes, what kind of conversion it do? Also, as explained in the post above, we can use an access lock to read the count in work table while Mload is in process, won't it led to a deadlock situation since work table is already in use by Mload task and at the same time we r trying to read from it. or is it like, the access lock will be a Read only and so, we wouldn't come across this problem.