Checking In Files

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:

  1. 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.

  2. Do any of the following:

       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.

  3. Click Next. If the Serena IDM Request screen appears, you can choose requests to associate with the files you are checking in.

  4. 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.

  5. Click OK.

About File and Version Management

Setting Up Source Control

Synchronizing with Dimensions CM Projects

Getting Files

Checking Out Files

Undoing Check Out

Accessing Specific Revisions