Check in files

You can check in, or deliver, changes to the Dimensions CM repository.

To check in files:

  1. In Dimensions CM Explorer, right-click the files to check-in and select Team > Checkin.

    The Deliver Changes dialog box opens with a list of selected files.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Select or clear specific files to check in.

    • Enter a description of the files in the Comment tab.

      Note: If your item type rules require a comment, the Next and Finish buttons will be disabled until you add a comment.

    • Select from the available options in the Options tab:

      Option Description
      Checkout posted changes Set to Yes to check out the files that you are checking in, once check-in is complete. If you choose this option, when check-in is complete, the revision that you are checking in will then be checked back out to you.
      Make files read-only Set to Yes to make the local copies of the files read-only after check-in is complete.
      Overwrite conflicting changes

      Set to Yes to overwrite any conflicting changes in the repository with local content.

      If you set to No, the checkin will fail if there are any conflicts, and you will be prompted to merge the files using the synchronize view.

      Undo Checkout if unmodified Set to Yes to unlock the file without checking in a new revision, if the local file is not different from the latest revision in the repository.
    • Compare the file that you are checking in with the revision that resides in the repository on the Differences tab.

  1. In the Relate Requests panel, select the Dimensions CM requests to relate to the item during the check in operation. The items are grouped by type, allowing you to easily relate requests to multiple items with similar types.

    By default, only those requests that can be used are displayed. If you choose the Show All option, the unavailable requests appear in italics and the Details column provides information on why they cannot be used.

  1. In the Item Attributes panel, set the Dimensions CM attributes for the items that you are checking in.

  2. Click Finish.

    On successful completion, the checkmark is removed from each file icon to indicate that the files are checked in.

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