Checking in a file

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

When you check in the file, you can choose whether or not 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 file's 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 Product Library, a solution, product class, series, product, instance, or area of interest, then click Manage Files.

    The file manager appears.

    Initial view of the file manager
  4. If necessary, click Library and navigate to the file.

    You can also search for the file if you don't know where it is located.

  5. Right-click the file and click Check In Document.

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

    If there are no conflicts, the Check In dialog box appears, and you can proceed to step 6.

  6. If necessary, choose an option for resolving the conflicts and click OK.
  7. Choose an option for versioning the file.

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

  8. If necessary, type a new value in the Major text box.
  9. If necessary, type a new value in the Minor text box.
  10. If necessary, type a description of the changes you have made in the Comments text box.
  11. 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 it will not be checked in.

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

The file is checked in.