Check Out Item/Check Out Multiple Items dialog box

Use this dialog box to check out one or more item revisions so that you can edit them.

If you select a single item, you see two tabs. If you select multiple items, you see a dialog box with no tabs.

Use the controls in the General tab (single item) or untabbed dialog box (multiple items) to enter information about the selected items.

For a single selection, see the Attributes tab/page for how to view and change the user-defined attributes of an item.

General tab

Field Description Rules and guidelines

Item Specification

The specification of the selected item.

Single item selected only.

Items

The specification of the selected items.

Multiple items selected only.

Click an item to clear it.

New Named Branch

Accept or select a named branch for the revision.

Single item selected only.

New Revision

Accept the revision ID, or enter a different one.

Single item selected only.

Revision IDs are allocated according to your process model rules.

Workfile to contain the item

Accept the filename for the checked out item, enter a different one, or click Browse.

Single item selected only.

The default name is the item revision project filename.

Enter a full pathname or a pathname relative to the project root folder, or click the Browse button to find it.

Request ID

Type the name of one or more requests, or click the browse button to find them.

Single item selected only.

Your process model may require you to specify a request.

The checked out item is related to the request as In Response To, and the existing revision related as Affected.

Request(s)

Type the name of one or more requests, or click the Browse button to find them.

Multiple items selected only.

Your process model may require you to specify a request.

The checked out items are related to the requests as In Response To, and the existing revisions are related as Affected.

Folder to Contain Items

Accept the name of the folder to contain the checked out items, or type a different folder pathname.

Multiple items selected only.

Enter a full pathname or a pathname relative to the project root folder, or click the Browse button to find it.

Note: If you enter a full pathname, this will be used to identify the project root folder. The project subfolder for the items will be appended to this location.

Expand Substitution Variables

Select to enable item header substitution.

Note that this will only occur if Enable item header substitution is set for the item type in the Administration Console.

Automatically Overwrite Files

Select to write over existing files or directories in your work area.

If an existing file is read-only, it is overwritten regardless of the setting of this option.

Apply System Date/Time to File

Select to set the timestamp of the file or folder in your work area to the current date and time.

 

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