IFS check out and check in

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Had a issue just recently with a save because files were checked out of the IFS, is there any easy way to tell if files are checked out and how can they be checked back in.
And how can I pull a file (PDF) from the IFS to a desktop....right now all I get is a TMP file that cannot be utilized
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  • pdraebel
    To check in IFS files you should go through the iNavigator application. In order to get IFS PDF's on your desktop you would need to MAP a drive on the PC to the IFS folder and just copy it. When you use iNAVIGATOR you can just drag and drop.
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  • wcmceachernsr
    Appreciate the reply, however I have tried the drag and drop from Navigator and for some reason (I am using windows 7 enterprise 64 bit) it copies a TMP file that is not usable?
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  • Splat
    Are the folders shared? If so you can map a network drive & use that for moving files back & forth.
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  • pdraebel
    What is your iSeries OS level and CUM Pack?
    Also verify the version of Client Access for Windows.
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  • TheRealRaven
    iSeries Access (Client Access) and Navigator (iNav) are unnecessary for mapping network drives and drag/drop actions. Although iNav can be used to access directories and files that are not mapped, mapped drives are not related to iSeries Access nor to iNav. (The share definitions, however, can be managed through an iNav interface.)

    Mapped drives are completely within Windows networking. That's been true for a few OS versions.

    A drag/drop action should result in a *.tmp file extension for only as long as it takes to copy the file. Once the copy completes, Windows Explorer should finish the action by setting a correct name.

    When the file has a *.tmp extension, does it have a tilde ("~") at the beginning of its name? And when you say it "cannot be utilize", what does that mean? Is it locked? Or is there some other error?

    For CHKOUT/CHKIN, a *ALLOBJ user (or one with *ALL authority for checked out objects) can check-in objects that another user has checked out; but I don't know of any way to list checked out objects. It also seems unwise to check objects in without first determining why they're checked out and what is intended to happen to them.

    The CHKOUT/CHKIN commands are pretty old and not commonly used nowadays. (Actually, they never were commonly used, and most uses faded after OfficeVision was discontinued years ago.) You might look into why they're used at all at your site and put some controls on them.

    What "issue" did you see? Perhaps there's a way we can help handle it if we know what it is.
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