Check in an item

Check in an item revision when you have finished editing it and want to update Dimensions CM.

Note: This operation is not available for items in a stream.

PRIVILEGES: Revise Item Content.

To check in an item:

  1. In an Items list, select one or more checked out item revisions.

    If you select multiple items, you cannot change item attributes or status.

  2. Select Item | Check In, or click the Check In Item button.

  3. In the Comment field, enter a description of the changes you made.

  4. To set attributes, click the Attributes tab and enter or select values.

    Attributes in bold are required. Attributes in italics cannot be modified.

  5. Click OK.

    If Dimensions CM has determined that there are other item revisions needed to be merged with your changes, the Tip Conflicts dialog box may open. This happens if:

    • Your administrator has set the option DM_DISABLE_BRANCH_CHECKINS in the dm.cfg server configuration file. For details, see Administration.


    • You have set the option Check for tip conflicts when checking-in or updating items in Tools | Preferences | Tip Conflict Options. See Set tip conflict options.

    Select the option to complete the merge:

    Option Description
    Merge my changes and check in now.

    Select this option to open the merge tool, save the merged files to a temporary file, and use the temporary file for the check in.

    Select Update my local workfile content after merging to overwrite the files in your work area with the resulting temporary merged file after the merge. Clear the option to keep the files in your work area unchanged and discard the temporary file after the check-in.

    Merge with my workfiles, and check in later.

    Select this option to open the default merge tool and overwrite the file in your work area with the merged file, without checking in the file to the repository. This way, you can continue working with the merged file.

    If you attempt to check in or update the file later, the local metatada records that a merge was performed. Dimensions CM checks for any subsequent changes in the repository. If there are no changes, the system checks in or updates the merged file without opening the default merge tool. If there are changes, the merge tool opens.

    Do not perform an interactive merge but check in my changes as the tip. Select this option to check in the version of the file in your work area as the tip revision without opening the default merge tool.
    Ignore the conflict and continue with the check-in.

    Select this option to check in the version of the file in your work area as a branch revision without opening the default merge tool.

    Note: This option is not displayed if your administrator has set the symbol DM_DISABLE_BRANCH_CHECKINS in the dm.cfg file.

    Don’t show this message again; always assume my current selection. Select this option if you do not want this dialog box to be displayed again. You can subsequently change the options in this dialog box by selecting Tools | Preferences | Tip Conflict Options, and you can also re-enable the display of this dialog box.
  6. Click OK.

Depending on the selected options, the default merge tool may open. For details, see Use merge tools.

If you selected multiple items, and Dimensions CM subsequently detects that another merge is required, the specified action is performed again, and the Tip Conflicts dialog box doesn't open.

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