HCL Connections | Product Ideas Portal

Welcome to the HCL Connections Product Ideas Lab! The place where you can submit product ideas and enhancement request. We encourage you to participate by voting on, commenting on, and creating new ideas. All new ideas will be evaluated by the HCL Product Management & Engineering teams, and the next steps will be communicated. While not all submitted ideas will be executed upon, community feedback will play a key role in influencing which ideas are and when they will be implemented.

For more information and upcoming events, please visit our HCL Connections page.

Connections Desktop Plug-in: Prompt for lock before editing a file

IBM Connections Desktop Plug-in provides the option to lock a file. However, users have to lock a file manually before editing, and forget it most likely. A first improvement would be to prompt for lock before editing a file. Confirming this prompt would ensure that a file gets locked and cannot be edited by another person in parallel.

Idea #I-48 (https://connections.ideas.aha.io/ideas/IDEACNCTNS-I-48) describes a more broader approach including a check if a file is currently being edited by another person in IBM Docs.

  • Guest
  • Oct 19 2018
  • Under Consideration
  • Attach files
  • Guest commented
    4 Nov 12:37pm

    We want this!

  • Guest commented
    17 Nov, 2020 04:06pm

    Any progress or information on this feature request?

    2 years already since this feature has been requested and the feature is still on "Medium term focus".

    Such a prompt would be really important and would lead to less version conflicts.

  • Guest commented
    22 Oct, 2018 02:52pm

    This feature was announced by IBM two years ago. I would like to see some progress in IBM's development activities.