What objects are displayed in the Check-in list dialog

Date: 08 October, 1999
Product/Release: LANSA for Windows
Abstract: Criteria by which objects are listed in the Check in dialog
Submitted By: LANSA Technical Support
Last Review: November 2010

The Check In dialog only displays objects that meet the following criteria:

  • Checked Out for Update
  • Last user to modify was the current user
  • Task under which object was modified is the current task

Note that:

  1. The above is true no matter who the current user is. In particular, the 'Special Users' - QSECOFR, Partition Security Officer, LANSA System Owner (or users in these Groups have NO special rights).
  2. It is the Last User. If 2 users modify the object (under the same task or as a 'Special User'), the last user is the one that can check the object in, not the first.
  3. The logon warning that says 'You are logged on as the Partition Security Officer or LANSA Owner' is not displayed for users in the special user groups, but that all other checks (security and task tracking) DO include these users as 'Special Users'. Thus a user can logon to L4W and not realise that they can modify, say, read-only Objects. When they come to Check-In, they will not see the object that they have modified. (In version 8.0, these users will have this message displayed. The message and help have been changed to be clearer as to this behavior).
  4. LANSA Messages are issued for some of the situations that cause an object not to be listed in the Check-In box, but there is no messages button on the Check-In dialog. The messages can be viewed using the menu option "Configure\Language Options" and clicking the Message button.