Checking in a product

You must check a product .mxd file in to the product library when you are finished modifying it.

When you check in, you can choose whether to increase the minor version number for it. If you choose to check the file in with a version number, it appears as a new version on the History pane of the properties. You can also choose to overwrite the current version of the file so the number does not increase.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. If necessary, open the Product Library window by clicking Customize > Production > Product Library on the main menu.

    A tree view of the product library appears.

    Product library tree
  3. Right-click the product and click Check In Product.

    If conflicts are detected while you are checking in, the Resolve Conflicts dialog box appears.

    If there are no conflicts, the Check In Product dialog box appears, and you can proceed to step 5.

    Check In Product dialog box
  4. If necessary, choose an option for resolving the conflicts and click OK.
  5. Choose an option for versioning the file.

    You can choose to renumber the version or overwrite the current version.

  6. If necessary, type a new value in the Major text box.
  7. If necessary, type a new value in the Minor text box.
  8. If necessary, type a description of the changes you have made in the Comments text box.
  9. To keep the file checked out, check the Keep Checked Out check box.

    If this check box is checked, the file remains checked out and will not be checked in.

  10. If you do not want to keep a copy of the file on your machine, uncheck the Keep Local Copy check box.
  11. Click OK.

    If the file you are checking in was open in ArcMap, the New Document dialog box appears. If necessary, browse to another one you want to open and click OK to close the current file.

    The Checking In Product dialog box appears with the progress of the check-in.

    Checking In Product dialog box with progress information
  12. Click OK when the process completes.

The .mxd is checked in.

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