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What is the difference between checking out a file and opening a file - PDM Standard

Question asked by Eric Snyder on Sep 21, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2016 by Jim Sculley

So...Experimenting with PDM Standard as a way to reduce crashes. I would like to confirm my understanding of a couple of basic concepts. Hopefully doing this here will help others. My understanding of checking out a file vs opening a file from the PDM vault is this:

 

Checking out a file: The vault copies the file to my local drive and marks it as checked out by me. I can make changes to the file and save them. When I am finished editing the file I can check the file in at the end and the revision is incremented. All revisions of the file are saved so that I can roll back to a previous version of necessary.

 

Opening a file: I open a file from the vault and the file is copied to my local drive. I cannot make changes to this file and save it as it is marked read only. It is like getting a copy of the file to work with temporarily.

 

Is this correct?

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