Multiple users editing office file with Companion App

How does companion app handle it when multiple users are editing the same file?

Is it possible to notify the user that someone has opened the file before uploading it?

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Thanks for your question/feedback, @Albert Vila. I can echo @Nic Brough [Adaptavist] answer, as we're currently not supporting "attachment locking" and do not have any plans regarding that at the moment. As always tho, we'll keep track on the general customer demand for such a feature!

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It doesn't, because it can't.

The process of editing an attachment is:  download a copy, edit it locally, upload the new version.  The server cannot know what is being done to a copy of the file it holds.

There are some add-ons which put a form of lock on attachments so that people can tell someone else is editing and has the intention of uploading a new copy, but there's no way to know what is happening on other machines.

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