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Versioning offers the ability to Checkout/Commit changes to Objects or elements of the platform. Similar to software version control, users can checkout an item in order to modify it, then commit it back to the platform.


How it Works

When versioning is enabled, platform elements are locked programmatically. Platform elements can exist in two states: Checkout or Commit. The [Checkout] /[Commit] toggle button is displayed in the heading of platform elements. Newly created platform elements are added, by default, in the [Checkout] (or Uncommitted) state. To establish the element for use in the platform, [Commit] the element.

Enable Versioning

By default, Versioning is not enabled.


Users that have the Customize Objects permission can enable Versioning 

To Enable Versioning:

  1. Click Settings > Administration > Company Information
  2. Click the [Edit] button
  3. In the Versioning Settings section, click the Enable Versioning checkbox


  • When versioning is enabled, these platform elements are locked, and cannot be modified:
  • Objects
  • Web Tabs
  • Functions
  • Components
  • Pages
  • Classes
  • Static Resources
  • To unlock any element, click the [Checkout] button
  • After a [Checkout] action is applied, these operations can be performed on the element: Add, Edit or Delete
  • The [Checkout/Commit] button(s) are located in the heading section for each element
  • Only one user can checkout an element at one time
  • After an item is checked out, no other user can perform any Add/Edit/Delete operations on the element
  • The [Commit] button is displayed instead of [Checkout] for the user who checked out the item
  • A global versioning log is maintained in the Versioning Logs
  • Version information is displayed in the Object Properties tab
  • When building relationships between objects, both objects must be in the [Checkout] state (and available for editing); This applies to the following situations:
  • When adding a Lookup field to an object
  • When adding a Subform to an object
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