Manage Versions dialog box
 
 
 

Use this dialog box to add, activate, merge, or drop versions for a data store to which you are currently connected. When you save or discard a version, all features in the drawing that were queried from that version are removed from the drawing. You cannot undo saving or discarding a version.

If an error occurs during a version-management operation, the affected item in the dialog box displays an error indicator. To see the cause of the error, hold your cursor over this indicator. If you create a version and the operation fails, you will see a new version with an error indicator. The version has not really been created. It is a placeholder to display the error. Errors remain visible until you close the dialog box, fix the errors, and redisplay the dialog box.

For more information about versions, see Managing Versions.

To create a new version

To activate a version

To commit changes back to the data store

To discard a version

In Map Explorer, right-click a connection that supports versioning and click Manage Versions.

Add

Create a new child version under the selected version in the Version tree.

Activate

Make the selected version the active one. Switching versions can take some time to execute, because the data store may need to flush and reload the feature cache.

Merge

Commit your edits to the selected version. This option is available for child versions only. If you merge the active version, its parent version is activated and then the selected version is merged and removed from the Version tree.

You cannot merge a version if it has children or if it has checked-out features. Unlock any checked-out features by checking them in or cancelling check out.

Drop

Discard the selected version. When you drop a version, all edits saved to that version are discarded. This option is available for child versions only. If you drop the active version, its parent version is activated and then the selected version is dropped and removed from the Version tree.

You cannot drop a version if it has children or if it has checked-out features. Unlock any checked-out features by checking them in or cancelling check out.

Version Tree

View and select versions in the current data store. Each entry displays the date and time it was created, its creator, and any comments entered at creation time. Right-click any version entry to add, activate, merge, or drop it.