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I have items that are checked out but I need to clear the flag to modify these definitions. I am new to SA and would appreciate any help in how to clear this flag. I have searched the forum and found nothing that helped.
Updated on 2012-02-14T14:46:25Z at 2012-02-14T14:46:25Z by SystemAdmin
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Re: Items checked out2012-02-14T14:23:17Z in response to sammycI did the unlock but they are still read only and will not let me delete or modify. The name has a check mark next to it in the definitions file. Can someone provide help on deleting or modifying the definition. Or steps to clear the read only flag and remove the check mark.
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Re: Items checked out2012-02-14T14:35:53Z in response to SystemAdminPerhaps this will help. This procedure is from IBM in response to a similar issue we had last year. I believe the admin rights is required in our case because our \Program Files directory is locked down; YMMV.
1. Log onto the system with administrator rights, making sure that the login ID you use is in the Administrator group.
2. Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\IBM\Rational\System Architect Suite\11.3.1\System Architect
a. Rename SABIND.DLL as SABIND.BAK.
b. Rename SABIND1.DLL as SABIND.DLL.
3. Launch System Architect (from desktop icon or Start>Programs menu).
4. Select all red-marked objects.
5. Right-click, and on the pop-up menu, select Access Control. A box appears.
a. If “Check-In” is not displayed, click the down arrow and select Check-In.
b. Click the Subordinates box.
c. Click OK. The items listed at left re-display without red checks.
6. If any red checked items were missed, repeat step 7.
7. To verify that all items are now checked in, on the Edit menu, click Search> Advanced. The Advanced Search window appears.
8. Configure the Advanced Search window as follows:
a. On the Class drop-down list, select an item type (diagrams, definitions, or symbols).
b. Select the All types box.
c. On the Property drop-down list, select check out.
d. On the Comparison drop-down list, select is not null.
e. Leave the Value field blank.
f. To run the search, click OK.
9. Repeat step 10 for the other two remaining Class types (diagrams, definitions, or symbols).
10. When all red checks are gone, return to the C:\Program Files\IBM\Rational\System Architect Suite\11.3.1\System Architect directory.
11. Rename SABIND.DLL as SABIND1.DLL.
12. Rename SABIND.BAK as SABIND.DLL.
Re: Items checked out2012-02-14T14:37:48Z in response to SystemAdminHi Douglas
The 'check mark' indicates that it is checked out - not locked.
These definitions will be checked out to 'someone' - you should be presented with their AuditID that should identify them.
It would be 'best practice' to ask this user (the 'owner') if the data can be modified - I am assuming that you are working in a multi-user environment, and the other user has deliberately prevented other users from modifying the data.
However, if you are confident that you are not going to upset anyone - you can change your AuditID to that of the current owner - Check the items in - and then return to your previous AuditID.
(This assumes that the encyclopaedia is 'professional' - if it is an 'enterprise' encyclopaedia you will not be able to change your AuditID.)
Re: Items checked out2012-02-14T14:44:15Z in response to SystemAdminThis assumes that Enterprise Merge and Extract "Check Out" was not used.
You can tell if this was used if it is telling you that the definition was checked out by "M/E".
Now, Try the following.
Put yourself into Supervisor Mode, then right click and choose "Access Control".
How do you put yourself in Supervisor Mode?
To put yourself in Supervisor Mode, Go to Help and search on "SABIND".
Follow the instructions for "Rational System Architect Security Modes".
(I recommend "SABIND4" so you will be prompted to be a supervisor.)