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Locking Projects in Your Local Repository
When you are prototyping ideas or are making changes to object definitions that you plan to discard, it is good practice to lock the project locally rather than checking it out from the server. This way the project remains unlocked on the server, allowing other developers to check out the project from the server, while still allowing you to modify and test changes in your local repository.
To lock a project locally
NOTE: Do not lock a project locally on the server repository.