SharePoint Batch Check In overcomes the limitations of SharePoints document versioning management feature by creating a shortcut to file check-in without compromising document versioning integrity. Normally, when you upload multiple documents to a SharePoint document library, form library, or picture library, the files will remain checked-out unless you manually check in each file individually. This can be a time consuming task, especially if you are checking in several hundred documents at once. SharePoint Batch Check In solves this problem by allowing you to bulk check in a group of checked-out files all at one time, as well as upload & simultaneously check in multiple new documents. Three different check-in settings give you full control over how SharePoint handles your documents:
1. Bulk check in a group of checked-out files all at one time
Use this option to check in a large group of previously uploaded documents. This function is especially useful if you choose to upload files first but dont want to check them in right away.
2. Upload and simultaneously check in multiple new documents
This bulk check in function bypasses the need to manually upload and check in each file individually. It enables you to upload and simultaneously check in multiple new documents quickly and easily. The document versioning setting let you decide whether you want to check in the files as major (published) or minor (draft) versions so that versioning integrity isnt compromised.
3. Automatically update column values for all the documents as they are checked in
The Edit Document Properties function makes checking in and updating information even easier by automatically changing columns as the files are checked in, so you dont have to change each item one by one.
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# An error will occur if the document library contains multiple content types and Managed Metadata column.