Checking in an element

If you use ClearCase® for source control management, you need to check in a script to create a new version of a file.

Before you begin

You can check in one or more directories, scripts, or the contents of a folder. You can also merge files, if needed, when you check in an element.

To check in an element:


  1. From the Functional Tester Projects view, right-click one or more checked-out projects, directories, or scripts, and then click Team > Check In.

  2. Under the Check In column, clear the check box of any element that you do not want to check in.

    If you see the not ready symbol (

    ) in the State column, you cannot check in an element. When you select the element, you see an explanation of the problem.

  3. To check in your changes, but keep the file checked out to continue to work on it, select Keep checked out.

  4. Under Comments, type the comments that describe the changes.

    To apply a comment to one or more files, select the check box in the Check In column under Selected Elements for the appropriate files, type a comment, and then click Apply.

  5. To check in all files and use the same comment for all files, click Finish.

  6. If you check in an element and a later version of this element already exists and is different than your element, you are prompted to merge.

What to do next

Related concepts

Software configuration management


Support for geographically-distributed project teams

Unreserved elements

Related tasks

Sharing a project

Add an element to source control

Checking out an element

Showing checkouts

Editing an element

Undoing a checkout

Related reference

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