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Task scheduler to convert files in the EPDM Vault

Question asked by Josh Killalea on Jan 9, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 6, 2015 by Stephen Reed

Is there a way to use the Task Scheduler to update all the files in the EPDM vault? i have been googling my but off to try and work this out, but i can't find anything in EPDM. HEAPS of stuff on workgroup, and all that says it is possible. but when you go to do it in the EPDM Vault it says files a read only (or something to that effect. as a result you can't schedule the task.


the problem is obviously that the files are checked in and "read only" obviously.


the obvious solution is to check all the files out and then run the task. this i had already started, but have run into some minor issues with different files being checked out on different computers etc. while not a huge problem it will take quite a bit of back and forth to sort this.


the other big one (and probably the biggest issue here) is we have a LOT of files in "released" states. meaning they are locked for editing. this means not only would i have to check these out but i would have to go through all our stuff and work out which files were in what states first, push them to an editable state and then check them out. this in our last project alone is a VERY daunting task.


and obviously no one can work on those folders while the task is running. so again obvious to do this outside work hours. i was really hoping to run this on one computer while working on another though so i wasn't here for a month of sundays running one folder each night.


are there any obvious work arounds to this that i am not seeing?


one sneeky thought i had was to make an "updates" user in the vault and git that user full write access to all the files and update them all that way. but that would be a last resort if there wasn't a "proper" way to do this.