Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

A basic sharepoint Question

Posted on 2014-02-18
1
Medium Priority
?
176 Views
Last Modified: 2014-07-03
Hi - this is a really basic sharepoint question. I'm thinking of sharing an excel document between a number of my users.

one will be the master copy and others will have a read only version.

The functionality I want it to have is when the master copy is updated, the changes are passed through automatically to the read only copies.

Is this possible, and if so what is the refresh rate?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:andygrove7269
1 Comment
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
bbao earned 1500 total points
ID: 39867911
By using SharePoint's content management features, you can do the same thing without dealing with the master copy and other copies. It uses Check In and Check Out mechanism to make document content consistent among all users.

Basically, there is only one copy per version kept on the server, only one person is allowed to check out the document (master copy in your words) for editing the content, the other users are allows to read-only the document (old content) while the document has been checked out. Once the editor finished reviewing the document, s/he checks in the document so the changes will be made in the original document (master copy), all other users will see the updated version accordingly.

FYI

http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/excel-help/check-a-file-in-or-out-of-a-sharepoint-library-HA010131479.aspx
0

Featured Post

Get your Conversational Ransomware Defense e‑book

This e-book gives you an insight into the ransomware threat and reviews the fundamentals of top-notch ransomware preparedness and recovery. To help you protect yourself and your organization. The initial infection may be inevitable, so the best protection is to be fully prepared.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have put this article together as i needed to get all the information that might be available already into one general document that could be referenced once without searching the Internet for the different pieces. I have had a few issues where…
Microsoft has released remote PowerShell capabilities to all commercial Office 365 customers. So you can be controlled via PowerShell and not from the Office 365 admin center Download Windows PowerShell Module for Lync Online http://www.micros…
Video by: ITPro.TV
In this episode Don builds upon the troubleshooting techniques by demonstrating how to properly monitor a vSphere deployment to detect problems before they occur. He begins the show using tools found within the vSphere suite as ends the show demonst…
This lesson discusses how to use a Mainform + Subforms in Microsoft Access to find and enter data for payments on orders. The sample data comes from a custom shop that builds and sells movable storage structures that are delivered to your property. …

886 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question