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In Topic: Add additionally a new Workspace with own change numeration

17 August 2018 - 04:51 PM

Hi Sebastian,

From your post, I assume you are asking about changeless numbers.

Perforce changeless are server wide, each project does not get it's own change counter.

So if you submit changes 1, 2 and 3 in your first project, then create a new project and submit a change, this will be change 4.

Changeless numbers are not re-used, so if for some reason you end up deleting a change, the changeless numbers don't all change to
fill in this gap.

Please let us know if you have more questions.


In Topic: Recovery Questions

15 August 2018 - 03:12 PM

Hi Peter,

The issue could also be that you haven't restored the versioned files, to the location the depot specs specify.

By default the Helix Server depots live under the P4ROOT directory (where the db.* files live), but it is possible that the depots on the original server were mapped to different locations.

If restoring the depots to P4ROOT has not worked and you know that you are logged in as a super user, then run:
  p4 depots

to get a list of depots that the Helix Server knows about.

Then, run:
  p4 depot -o <DepotName>

to see the depot spec, and look at the field:

If this is anything other than:

The depots have been mapped to a location outside of the P4ROOT directory.

If the contents of the map field is:

then run:
  p4 configure show

and see if the configurable:

has been set.

If so, this indicates the location where the depots were stored on the old server.

You will need to create this, or change it to reflect where you want the depots to reside on the new server.

You can find more information about depot mappings and how/when to change them here:

If you would like some assistance from Perforce Support and your company have a valid support contract, or would like to purchase
one, contact:

Hope this helps,

In Topic: Acceptable to set up more than one free <5 user Helix server at same loca...

10 July 2018 - 04:04 PM


I believe it is not possible to have more than one free Helix Server per company, but I recommend you contact:

to double check with them.

If your client wishes to evaluate, our sales team will be able to provide them with an evaluation license, which will allow them to use as many users as necessary, without having to set up multiple versions of the free server.

It will also give them access to technical support.

Hope this helps,

In Topic: RESTful P4 API?

02 July 2018 - 05:00 PM


We don't have an official Web Services API yet, but you may find this useful:

Hope this helps,

In Topic: Mark Missing Files as Delete?

17 May 2018 - 03:15 PM


I have tested with the latest version of P4 and P4D (currently 18.1) and was able to open a file for edit,
remove it from the workspace, then have that delete detected by running:
  p4 reconcile

I was unable to find a reference to this behaviour in the 18.1 release notes, so it may have been changed in an earlier version, or
for some reason not documented.

So when P4 and P4D are upgraded, you should be able to achieve what you want using the command-line.

In the mean time you can use Sambwise's suggestion.

Note I am not sure at the time of writing, if this behaviour can be achieved when using the latest version of P4V.

Hope this helps,