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Doing an Initial Checkout (Get)

After creating each developer's local database, you must do an initial checkout to populate the local database with a read-only copy of all projects from the repository. The developer can then compile an SRF file against the local database; this is required to fully test changes locally. As previously mentioned, the newly initialized local database contains only a skeletal repository without any projects. The following procedure describes how to check out (get) all projects to a developer's local database.

To check out (get) all projects to a local database

  1. In Siebel Tools, choose Tools > Check Out.
  2. Select your development repository.
  3. The name of your development repository should follow your repository naming conventions. For more information on repository naming conventions, see Managing Repositories.

  4. Make sure the Server and Client Data Sources point to the correct databases.
  5. If the Server and Client Data Sources are not pointing to the correct databases, click Options and navigate to the correct databases.

    NOTE:  Make sure All Projects is checked.

  6. Click Get.
  7. After you check out all projects, your local database now contains the initialized repository data. By default, the new repository opens with the name Siebel Repository. After an upgrade, however, there may be multiple repositories in the database; if so, you must manually open the Siebel Repository, as described in the following procedure.

To manually open the Siebel Repository

  1. In Siebel Tools, choose File > Open Repository.
  2. From the Open Repository dialog box, select the repository you want to open, and click Open.
  3. You are now ready to begin your development using Siebel Tools.

 Configuration Guidelines 
 Published: 18 April 2003