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Search for "Checked Out By"

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Search for "Checked Out By"

I want to be able to do a search in Windchill for objects that are checked out by specific people. 

I've seen this post below, but I don't get the same choice.

In a Windchill search, is there a way to search for checked out modified CAD files in other users wo...

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How do I set Windchill up to be able to add this to my search criteria? I have Orgadmin privileges.

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Re: Search for "Checked Out By"

The criteria that you can add is sensitive to the type(s) checked.  If All Types is checked, you will not get this. Make sure only CAD Documents in checked.

Note: The criteria are the total of those for each checked type - resulting in some sets of criteria that don't make sense.

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Re: Search for "Checked Out By"

The criteria that you can add is sensitive to the type(s) checked.  If All Types is checked, you will not get this. Make sure only CAD Documents in checked.

Note: The criteria are the total of those for each checked type - resulting in some sets of criteria that don't make sense.

Re: Search for "Checked Out By"

I'll be damned. Thank you!

Re: Search for "Checked Out By"

All my life I've loved puzzles of all types - and spent considerable time on them.

Windchill is one of the best puzzles I've ever come across. 

Re: Search for "Checked Out By"

.... a puzzle where the pieces don't quite fit and there's several ways to put them together

Re: Search for "Checked Out By"

So here's a related question. I have been trying to do this search by "Checked Out By" because we have some objects that have been checked out by people who have since left our organization.

We're doing a reshuffle of folders tomorrow and I need to check all this stuff back in.  But I can't. Obviously if I am another user I shouldn't be able to, but why can't I do it as orgadmin? I even tried WCAdmin but no luck. How do you check stuff in that has been checked out by someone who is no longer around?

Re: Search for "Checked Out By"

Unless you have their password and access to the machine on which the checked out work was modified, there really is no way to preserve the work.  Only choice is to Undo Checkout as admin.  Then, move can be done.

Re: Search for "Checked Out By"

All you can do is remove items from their workspace which would undo the checkout and lose any changes.

If you know they have changed work that needs to be checked in AND you have automatic upload enabled in config.pro, you can log into Windchill with their username and password and then check the parts in.

If you have Windchill connected to AD, then your only action is to get IT to set their password to something that will let you log in as them to clean up the work.

Clearing workspaces of all files SHOULD be on the termination exit form signed by their manager.

Re: Search for "Checked Out By"

I don't know if the work needs to be preserved but I am almost certain the answer is no, as the files are Last Modified at least a year ago, and some nearly 2 years ago.

Trouble is, I can't Undo Checkout either, not as Orgadmin.

EDIT 5 minutes later:  I CAN Undo Checkout if I do them one at a time. If I select all 8 of the files, or 2 or 3 at a time, then I don't have permission. Apparently permission is granted if I just select one. Okay.

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Re: Search for "Checked Out By"

Org admin absolutely can do undo checkout

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