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Viewing and Deleting History for Multiuser Development

You can view the development history of a multiuser development repository. In the Administration Tool, multiuser development history is only available when no repository is open and after the administrator sets up the shared network directory. This prevents the confusion that could occur if a user opened a history log that did not match an open, unrelated repository.

To view multiuser development history

  1. Open the Administration Tool.
  2. Without opening a repository, from the Administration Tool menu, choose File > Multiuser > History.
  3. In the Multiuser Development History dialog box, select a repository.

    A list of all master repositories in the multiuser development directory appears. If directory contains only one master repository, it is selected by default, and no list appears.

  4. In the Open Offline dialog box, type the password for the repository.
  5. In the Multi User History dialog box, right-click a row and select one of the following items:

    View Repository

    Loads the selected master version of the repository in the Administration Tool in read-only mode.

    View Projects

    Loads the selected version of a modified subset repository in the Administration Tool in read-only mode.

    View Conflict Resolution

    Loads all necessary repositories of the selected version. Also shows the Merge dialog box in read-only mode with all selected decisions as they were during the Merge Local Changes activity at that time.

    NOTE:  The Conflict Resolution check box has to be selected in the dialog, in order to this menu item to be enabled (otherwise, there is nothing to show - there were no decisions decided by the user).

    View Details

    Displays a log with details for the selected versions, or displays details for all versions if no specific versions are selected.

    View Changes

    Compares modified subset repository of the selected version with original subset repository and shows all changes made by the user in the selected version.

    Find and Find Again

    Allows you to search the list.

    Select All

    Selects all items displayed in the dialog.


    Available only to the Administrator.

Deleting Multiuser Development History

Only the Administrator can delete history. Administrators are defined in a special hidden option file in multiuser development directory. This option file has the following properties and characteristics:

  • Must have the HIDDEN flag turned on.
  • Can have network access privileges assigned only to multiuser development administrators.
  • Has the same base name as the master repository, but the extension is OPT. For example, for \\network\MUD\sales.rpd, the administrator might create the hidden file \\network\MUD\sales.opt.
  • The OPT file is a TXT file in the format:



    Administrators are defined by their network login names. When multiple administrators exist, administrator names are separated by semicolons. For example:



An administrator can delete the entire MUD history or the oldest 1 to n versions. It is not possible to delete versions in the middle of the range. For example, an administrator cannot delete version 3 if there are still versions 2 and 1. If an administrator deletes the entire MUD history, newly assigned version numbers restart at version 1. If one or more versions are not deleted, the newly assigned version numbers continue from.

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