Bug 121363 - Support checking out/in files on SharePoint
Summary: Support checking out/in files on SharePoint
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: filters and storage (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: SharePoint
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Reported: 2018-11-12 05:49 UTC by Aron Budea
Modified: 2019-12-17 11:16 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Checking out a file already open in Word (133.67 KB, image/png)
2018-11-12 11:49 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)
Checking out a file already open in Writer (135.67 KB, image/png)
2018-11-12 11:51 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)
A file checked out from Word (87.45 KB, image/png)
2018-11-12 11:59 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)

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Description Aron Budea 2018-11-12 05:49:14 UTC
SharePoint allows checking out files so no one else is allowed to edit it at the same time:

MS Office supports this function inside the applications:

It would be nice to add this set of functionalities to LibreOffice.
I'm not sure what all the related functions and respective UI parts would be, this requires further evaluation.
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2018-11-12 10:10:15 UTC
Mike, i know you love SharePoint ;-) Can you confirm this enh?
Comment 2 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2018-11-12 11:49:19 UTC
Created attachment 146561 [details]
Checking out a file already open in Word

When checking out a file on the web UI that is already open in Word, I get a message: "The file (...) is locked by (me) for shared use"
Comment 3 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2018-11-12 11:51:45 UTC
Created attachment 146562 [details]
Checking out a file already open in Writer

On the other hand, current-ish LO master does not lock the file like Word: I can check it out without an error message.

Opening the file happened via a WebDAV-attched share.

Build ID: 2cef68a605494bcef0388201b1058c95788c45a8
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU); Calc: CL
Comment 4 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2018-11-12 11:59:49 UTC
Created attachment 146563 [details]
A file checked out from Word

As per the description in the original comment, it is possible to check out files via the Information -> Manage Versions button in Word and the SP web UI reflects this state too.
Comment 5 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2018-11-12 12:00:58 UTC
Let me put this to NEW. We don't exactly have the same features unless the SP share is attached via the CMIS dialog.