Friday, April 03, 2009

Unable to add selected web part(s).

ERROR :

<WebpartName>: The file is not checked out. You must first check out this document before making changes.

Scenario with Solution

While trying to add webpart to the page , i received the above error. After some minutes i got the culprit .

1) Even on clicking "Edit Page" my file was not checking out , so i had to check out my webform using sharePoint designer. This solved my intial issue of adding web part .

2) Now question was , Why the "Edit Page" is not chekcing out my page , well it was no brainer . Publishing feature in my Site Feature was not active.

ENJOY!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I don't have designer, but the publishing feature activation solved my problem

Anonymous said...

Thanks x2 - my publishing feature was active, page still not being checked out. SP Designer checkout fixed.

Can't really explain why the page isn't being checked out though :(