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Checking out and checking in objects

Check out an object so you can make changes to it. Check in the object when you want to update the source control repository with your changes. You can also check in objects to add them to the source control repository.
When you check out an object, the object locks so that other users can't make changes to it. When you check in an object, a new version of the object is created in the source control repository.
If you check in an object that's in a folder or project that isn't source controlled, the folder or project becomes source controlled. An asset can't reside in a source control repository unless it's in a container such as a project or folder.
Note: The size of a check-in cannot exceed 50 MB.

Checking out an object

When you check out an object, the object is locked so that other users can't update it while you are making your changes.
You can check out individual objects, multiple objects, or a project or folder to check out all of the objects within the project or folder.
If you update a Data Integration mapping that has associated mapping tasks, the updates automatically deploy to the mapping tasks regardless of whether the mapping tasks are checked out or not.
Before you check out an object, you might want to perform a pull to be sure you update the latest version of the object. For more information about the pull action, see Source control pulls
    1. On the Explore page, navigate to the object you want to check out.
    2. In the row that contains the object, click Actions and select Check Out.
    3. If the checkout includes multiple objects, on the preview page, review the results in the Status column. If you want to exclude an object, clear the check box next to the object name.
    4. Click Check Out.

Checking in an object

Check in an object to add the object to the source control repository or to update the source control repository with the latest version of the object in the organization.
If no changes were made to the object, the check-in isn't reflected in the source control history and a new version of the object isn't created in the source control repository.
Note: The size of a check-in cannot exceed 50 MB.
    1. On the Explore page, navigate to the object you want to check in.
    2. In the row that contains the object, click Actions and select Check In.
    3. If the check-in includes multiple objects, on the preview page, review the results in the Status column. If you want to exclude an object, clear the check box next to the object name. If you want to cancel the action, close the page.
    4. Add a summary and optionally, a description.
    A summary is required and has a max length of 255 characters.
    A description is optional and has a max length of 500 characters.
    5. Click OK.