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Oracle® Application Express Application Builder User's Guide
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7.9 Locking and Unlocking a Page

You can prevent conflicts during application development by locking pages in your application. By locking a page, you prevent other developers from editing it.

7.9.1 Determining If a Page Is Locked

A lock icon indicates whether a page is currently locked. If a page is unlocked, the icon appears as an open padlock. If the page is locked, the icon appears as a locked padlock. A lock icon appears on the Application home page and on the page.

To view the lock icon on the Application home page, click the View Report icon. A report appears. The lock icon appears on the right side of the page.

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7.9.2 Locking a Page

This section describes the different ways you can lock a page.

7.9.2.1 Locking a Page from the Application Home Page

To lock a page from the Application Home Page:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Application Builder icon.

  2. Select an application.

  3. On the search bar, click the View Report or View Detail icon.

  4. Click the Lock icon.

  5. Enter a comment in the Comment field.

  6. Click Lock Page(s).

7.9.2.2 Locking a Page from the Page Locks Page

To lock a page from the Page Locks Page:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Application Builder icon.

  2. Select an application.

  3. Click the Utilities icon.

  4. On the Page Specific Utilities list, click Cross Page Utilities.

  5. Click Page Locks.

  6. Select the appropriate pages and click Lock Checked.

  7. Enter a comment in the Comment field.

  8. Click Lock Page(s).

7.9.2.3 Locking a Page in Page Designer

The Page Lock button on the Page Designer toolbar indicates whether a page is locked. If the page is unlocked, the Page Lock button displays as an unlocked padlock.

To lock a page in Page Designer:

  1. Navigate to the appropriate page in Page Designer. See "Viewing a Page in Page Designer."

  2. On the Page Designer toolbar, click the Page Unlocked button.

  3. Enter a comment in the Comment field.

  4. Click Lock.

    When a page is locked, the Page Lock button displays as a locked padlock.

7.9.2.4 Locking a Page in Component View

To lock a page in Component View:

  1. Navigate to the appropriate page in Component View. See "Viewing a Page in Component View."

  2. Click Utilities and then Lock.

  3. Enter a comment in the Comment field.

  4. Click Lock Page(s).

7.9.3 Unlocking a Page

This section explains how to unlock a locked page. Only the developer who locks a page can unlock it. However, a developer with administrative privileges can unlock pages locked by other developers.


Tip:

To view information about an existing page lock, navigate to the Lock Details page and expand the Lock History region.

7.9.3.1 Unlocking Pages from Utilities

To unlock a page from the Page Locks page:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Application Builder icon.

  2. Select an application.

  3. Click the Utilities icon.

  4. On the Page Specific Utilities list, click Cross Page Utilities.

  5. Click Page Locks.

  6. Select the appropriate pages.

  7. Click Unlock Checked.

7.9.3.2 Unlocking Pages from the Application Home Page

To unlock a page from the Application Home Page:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Application Builder icon.

  2. Select an application.

  3. On the search bar, click the View Report icon.

  4. Click the Lock icon.

    The Lock Details page appears.

  5. Click Unlock.

7.9.3.3 Unlocking a Page in Page Designer

The Page Lock button on the Page Designer toolbar indicates whether a page is locked. If the page is locked, the Page Lock button displays as a locked padlock. Passing your cursor over a locked Page Lock button displays a tooltip which indicated who locked it.

To unlock a page in Page Designer:

  1. Navigate to the appropriate page. See "Viewing a Page in Page Designer."

    If a page is locked, the Page Lock button displays as a locked padlock.

  2. On the Page Designer toolbar, click the Page locked by you button.

    If the page has been locked by another user the Lock button appears in red. You cannot unlock a page locked by another user.

  3. Click Unlock.

    When a page is unlocked, the Page Lock button displays as an unlocked padlock.

7.9.3.4 Unlocking a Page in Component View

To unlock pages in Component View:

  1. Navigate to the appropriate page. See "Viewing a Page in Component View."

  2. Click Utilities and select Unlock.

7.9.3.5 Unlocking Pages As a Workspace Administrator

To unlock pages as a Workspace Administrator:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Application Builder icon.

  2. Select an application.

  3. Click the Utilities icon.

  4. On the Page Specific Utilities list, click Cross Page Utilities.

  5. Click Page Locks.

  6. Click Lock Administration.

  7. Select the appropriate pages.

  8. Click Unlock Page(s).