File Status

Each row of the explorer represents an explorer item which can be associated with the following statuses:

  • statusLocked The file is locked. It can be opened in read-only mode, as a result the Save action is not allowed.

This happens in the following cases:

  • The user has manually set the read-only flag on the file (the functionality is equivalent to the Windows “Read-only” attribute). In this case, users having the right on the file type can set/unset the read-only flag, and perform other modifications on the file itself, like setting a copyright, moving, renaming or deleting it.

  • The file is currently opened by someone. In this case the action on the file itself are disabled too.

  • An user was editing the file and the visionCATS client application stopped working unexpectedly (possible causes are: power off/reset of the machine, unexpected Windows error, unexpected visionCATS error). In this case the visionCATS server needs a few seconds to unlock the file.

Note

When importing a file having an e-signature on a foreign system, or when deploying an item coming from the Method Library, the file is automatically set to read-only and can’t be unset.

  • statusNew The currently connected user has created, opened or modified this file recently. For each File Types and each user, visionCATS considers the last 10 items as “recent”.

  • statusFinished The analysis is finished (all steps are executed).

  • statusSealed The file has a copyright. It can be edited only on the visionCATS installation where the copyright has been set. On other systems, the file will be locked.

  • statusImport The file has been created by using the import function of by deploying an item of the Method Library. This applies to all File Types except folders.

  • statusESignPartial The file is partially e-signed : a signature is defined but its level is inferior to the highest level. This applies to methods and analysis files. See E-Signature for more details.

  • statusESignFull The file is fully e-signed : a signature in the highest level is defined. This applies to methods and analysis files. See E-Signature for more details.

  • statusESignIncompatible The file is e-signed, but its signature is not compatible with the e-signature settings defined on the current system. This happens if the e-signatures levels and/or names have changed, or if the analysis is imported from a foreign system. This applies to methods and analysis files. See E-Signature for more details.

  • statusObsolete The file is obsolete. This applies to all File Types except folders. See Data deletion for more details.

  • If a method, analysis or comparison item has a red background, then this item is corrupted. See Data integrity for more details.