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Why is there a check out but no check in?


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#1 roberteker

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:51 PM

I'm not an engineer (actually a former user interface designer), so forgive me for asking a very basic question that I've had a heck of a time finding answers for:

Why is there a check out, but no check in?
  • I've added files to the project, and they're still checked out after the fact.
  • I've submitted files in the project, and they're still checked out after the fact.
How the heck do I release ownership of the files to let others work on them?

#2 Sambwise

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 04:38 PM

"check out" = "open"
"check in" = "submit"

P4V uses its own terminology that's sort of a mishmash of Perforce and VSS terms with a couple of unique additions sprinkled in, which is why it replaces the Perforce term "open for edit" with "check out", and "sync" with "get", but keeps "submit" as "submit", and also replaces "open for add" with "mark for add" because why not?  Regardless, "submit" is the "check in" command you're looking for.  :)

After you submit a file, it should no longer be open (unless you reopen it -- there's an option to automatically reopen files after submit).

In addition, by default other users should be able to open files that you have open (the exception is if it has the "+l" aka "exclusive open" filetype).

So if you have both the "reopen after submit" option ticked in your client AND the "+l" filetype on all your files, you should turn off at least one of those options -- but neither of those is the default so I'm guessing something else is going on.  Maybe if you posted an example of what you're talking about?

#3 roberteker

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:31 PM

Thank you!




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