When you check in a file, by default a read-only workfile is left in the workfile location and the revision is checked into the Dimensions repository. If you are using optimistic source control, Dimensions CM updates the revision of the file that you originally checked out. If another user has checked in conflicting changes to the file since you originally checked it out, you are prompted to to merge the conflicting changes, or overwrite the repository version with your changes.
To check in files:
In the Solution Explorer pane, select the files, projects, or solution that you want to check in and right-click. Select Check In. The Upload Changes dialog box appears.
Do any of the following:
Select or deselect files to refine the list of files that you will check in.
Enter a description of the changes that you made to the files on the Comment tab. Optionally, reuse a previous comment by selecting it from the list under the Comment field.
On the Options tab, set the following options as needed:
• CheckOut Posted Changes: To check the files back out after check-in is complete.
• Make files readonly: To set the local files to read-only after the upload is complete.
• Overwrite Conflicting Changes: To check in the new versions of the files even if another user has checked in conflicting changes.
• Undo CheckOut if unmodified: To cancel the check-in and undo the checkout status for any files that are no different locally than they are in the Dimensions repository.
To compare the files to files in the repository, click the Compare button. This invokes whatever Merge tool you have configured, such as the Dimensions Merge tool.
Click Next. If the Serena IDM Request screen appears, you can choose requests to associate with the files you are checking in.
On the Item Attributes screen, you can set attributes as needed for the files you are checking in. Select the file or files, then choose a role section to display all available attributes. Set the attributes as needed and click Finish.
About File and Version Management
Setting Up Source Control
Synchronizing with Dimensions CM Projects
Checking Out Files
Undoing Check Out
Accessing Specific Revisions