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)
Version:
(earliest affected)
unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: SharePoint
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Reported: 2018-11-12 05:49 UTC by Aron Budea
Modified: 2019-12-17 11:16 UTC (History)
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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)
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Checking out a file already open in Writer (135.67 KB, image/png)
2018-11-12 11:51 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)
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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:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/check-out-check-in-or-discard-changes-to-files-in-a-library-7e2c12a9-a874-4393-9511-1378a700f6de

MS Office supports this function inside the applications:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/check-out-a-file-located-on-sharepoint-86f3e2be-53a0-4de3-b58c-7a085ec5d824

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.

Version: 6.2.0.0.alpha1+
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.