Locking and unlocking resources in Advanced mode

You can lock files to prevent team members from modifying and delivering them to a stream.

Before you begin

To lock a resource, you must have a Engineering Workflow Management Developer license and you must be in a team area.

About this task

After you lock a resource, a lock icon is displayed beside the resource. The locked resource is shown to other users as an incoming change set.
Note: In the Engineering Workflow Management Shell, you cannot automatically lock files or receive auto-lock notifications when you edit or save files.

Procedure

  1. In a Windows Explorer window, in your sandbox, select the resource or resources to lock.
  2. Right-click the resource; then click Engineering Workflow Management > Lock.
  3. In the Lock Resources window, select the stream to lock the resource in.
    • If the stream is not listed, click Add, search for the stream, and add it.
      Note: You can lock a resource in a stream that the resource is not in. When the resource is added to the stream, the lock goes into effect.
    • To remove a stream from the Lock Resources window, select a stream, and click Remove.
  4. Click OK.

Results

To other users, the locked resource is displayed as an incoming change set. The user who locked the resource or a member of the JazzAdmin repository group can unlock the resource.

Tip: To lock a resource from a Pending Changes Window, navigate to the resource. Right-click the resource; then click Engineering Workflow Management > Lock.

What to do next

To unlock the resource, right-click it and then click Engineering Workflow Management > Unlock. If you have permissions to destroy the file locks of other users, you can also force unlock files that have been locked by other users. To set permissions to destroy the file locks of other users, go to the Permissions page of the project area or team area and navigate to Source Control > Save Stream > Modify > Stream > Locking > Destroy file locks of others.

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