Aldon (Rocket ALM)

"Dev isn't here..." - Steps for recovering from 'lost' workstation; AFF0172 - "...parts for which you are trying to cancel check out are not checked out to your development environment."

  • 1.  "Dev isn't here..." - Steps for recovering from 'lost' workstation; AFF0172 - "...parts for which you are trying to cancel check out are not checked out to your development environment."

    Posted 12 days ago
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    It happens...
    A Laptop 'goes south' and disk and/or data are unable to be recovered.
    Or a co-worker wins the lottery and moves on to greener pastures...
    In any case, some development effort may have been lost if work was being saved locally (versus committed/pushed with aldongit or saved in a Private Version on the server).  If the files cannot be recovered, we may need to cancel the checkouts from the LMe repository.
    What to do if there is an active checkout to a workstation that is no longer available for use?
    If we attempt to cancel a checkout that is associated with your workstation, will find that this is not allowed: 
    AFF0172 You cannot cancel the check out for the part or parts you selected.  One of the following has occurred: (1) The parts are not checked out, and therefore you cannot cancel the check out. (2) The part or parts for which you are trying to cancel check out are not checked out to your development environment.
    So how do we remove the checkout to move forward?
    What is the 'trick'?
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    The LMe repository knows about the relationship of the Development Environment to a workstation and path. 
    When you define a development environment (manually, or automatically when working with Plugins or Visual Studio IDEs), we associate your computer and the development working file location. 
    To get around the checkout AFF0172 error, we'll update the Developer Environment to point to your current/active workstation.
    This will allow us to cancel the checkout for the 'lost' development environment.
    ~~
    For a simple example, can see multiple files checked out to my Dev Environment.
    Here are some screenshots and a quick recap (as well as a quick demo attached for download).
    Dev Parts window with Development Environment External SetupGo to Setup > External Setup
    Expand Environments and Select Development in the left panel.
    In the Right Panel (screenshot above), right-click on the Development Environment and select Properties > Properties.
    Advanced option will allow you to select your existing workstation.
    Ok to save the changes.
    You DO NOT need to review the Environment Paths (as we don't really have them on this workstation).
    Return to the Parts or Developer Parts windows and can then use the options to Cancel Checkout. 
    Use the 'Don't Remove' option for disposition of files (we didn't update the paths - and those files don't exist on this new workstation).
    You should be able to complete the Cancel Checkout and then move on with new development!
    ~~
    Tricky Tip: Developer Parts can be used for selection of Multiple parts for the Cancel Checkout or Delete from Environment actions.
    Tricky Tip: Filters are very handy for selection of 'many' files for an action (developer Parts example in mp4 attachment or see the LM Guide Help for Filters).


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