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Don't asking to check-out a file if I'm not allowed to do that

Status: Under Review
by Mentor on ‎06-22-2012 05:04 AM

Vault must check if the file is locked or not before asking to check out.


If the file is locked => don't ask, just open-it read only.

If the file is not locked => ask if you want to check out.


Thanks in advance.

Status: Under Review
By: *Expert Elite* | Posted ‎08-31-2012 05:38 AM

Not sure if this is a Vault thing or the application that is used to open the file.  I know if a .dwg is opened from Vault Explorer that is not checked out, once Autocad gets control, it will prompt "xyz.dwg is currently in use or is read-only. Would you like to open the file read-only?". Only way to avoid this is to check-out the file in VE before its opened.

By: Board Manager | Posted ‎09-20-2012 09:51 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
By: Distinguished Contributor tmoney2007 | Posted ‎01-07-2014 09:29 AM

The checkout prompt is a vault thing.  The Read Only prompt is a very annoying AutoCAD thing.


If I can't check it out, don't ask me to check it out.  (This is for another ideastation) If the file is read only, don't let me modify it... also, don't consider zoom or pan a modification.

By: Krasimira.Bojilova | Posted ‎09-25-2014 06:50 AM

If you are admin, you are allowed to check out Released files. In this case Vault also should recognize who is admin and who is not admin....

By: Mentor | Posted ‎12-18-2014 04:34 AM

If it is true that an Admin can check out released files then that should be changed!

Released is Released and should protect that file until it's Lifecycle State is changed by an Admin within Vault Explorer.

An Admin inadvertently opening a released file, checking it out by accident, and changing it's Lifecycle State is not a good work flow.

Depending on your Lifecycle definitions this could also cause an unwanted rev bump on the file which at this point there is not recovery from!

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