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Is there a way to make version checkin comments required in a document

  Asked By: Tameka    Date: Nov 12    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4588

I have hunted around for the content type for "Checkin Comments" because we have
had a request that we make this a required piece of information. I have no idea
if this is even possible, but with the work that we do, requiring this
information would make it a little easier to know what had changed between
versions of documents, and our users don't always enter anything into this
field. I may not be able to make them add something useful, but I would at
least like to require them to add something. Has anyone ever figured this out?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Dominic Davis     Answered On: Nov 12

Unfortunately, version  checkin comments  aren't collected or stored as part of a
content type  or site column within a content  type. They are stored as a
property of the SPFile object itself when it is checked in. About the only way
that I can think of to make  them required  would be to implement an
ItemCheckingIn event handler to examine the CheckInComment property of the
SPFile object being checked in. And if its empty canceling the checkin  and
issuing an errormessage.

Answer #2    Answered By: Indu Raj     Answered On: Nov 12

I guess our users  will just have to live with it the way
it is.