I need to be able to check-in or check-out multiple files. I'm not able to do this currently, when selecting multiple documents.
We are hard at work on this capability now. We will release it early next year.
The OP needs to specify this is for modern document libraries, classic works fine.
Owner can check IN multiple documents by putting a checkmark next to the files, then navigating to the FILE tab-> Check In
George Norberg commented
Is there an ETA on this?
Vivek Bhatt commented
any update on the release date of this feature?
Appreciate all the technology you develop for us to use on a daily basis
This functionality would be a massive benefit, so look forward to it being available
This needs to be addressed asap as it is causing headaches in many organisations.
Please please hurry up with this one. Would solve so much for us and the increasing usage of MS Teams now as a lot of clients use Teams as PM-tool
You can check in multiple files. You to click "return to classic SharePoint" and then follow the steps in this link:
Hope it helps, the information is from Microsoft.
Elin Lovinda commented
I am able to check in and out multiple items. But I believe there is a max limit of how many you can check out/in at once But that's like a 100 docs or so. Correct me if I am wrong anyone, I am not sure if what the max limit is. But you CAN check in /out several docs at once.
David Powell commented
Where do you see 'empty' in the checked out to column?
Adam balasa commented
How is this basic function not available via the "New" interface!? Two years and still working on it? Pathetic.
I believe we just figured out how to check in several documents at once. Open your documents library page, click on the 'Checked Out To' column title. A box will open, click 'empty'. You will have to repeat this process on every page, so it's still not ideal.
Kevin Brown commented
This is SO typical of Microsoft! We are well over 2 years since the "we are working on bringing this support...". This is a HUGE timewaste for my group every month (burns almost a day of checking in 180 files close to 100 folders).
Ready to get our new document delivery done so we can move away from Sharepoint for my department's files. Too bad this software is SO bad and they appear to be doing NOTHING to fix this.
I would suggest to use DMS-Shuttle for that purposes. It can bulk check-in files within a folder, document library or a site (incl. subsites). There is a 15 days trial. http://dms-shuttle.com/documentation/bulk-check-in-files-sharepoint-o365/
Notice: I'm working for the company.
Yep, welcome to my nightmare. I had Microsoft write me some power shell docs and that didn't necessarily work just yet and Sharepoint Designer some of it by folder. Very discouraging that this happens. Totally unacceptable feature with no recourse.
So it's now June 26, 2018 - more than 2 years later and still no feature available. Beyond ridiculous. SharePoint is absolutely useless.
I'm stunned this is not available. I"m new to SP and have just uploaded many, many files from our server. Now they all appeared Checked Out. I have neither the time nor inclination to choose each file separately and Check In. What a crock!
The silence from Microsoft is deafening.
Yeah when is this feature going to be added. How did sharepoint online get released without this feature.
The email from Microsoft "working on it" was 2 years ago. When can we expect the functionality to be able to bulk check-in documents in SharePoint 2016?
I saw this post yesterday, thought I was dreaming...woke up and the site is still here. Not supporting bulk operations in document libraries such as check-in is just a shame. Please go and visit 10 of your customers and feel the end-users pain in drag-n-dropping 5 or so documents that are checked out, then you will understand the importance of this user voice.
Switching to classic is just a workaround and asking a user doing this...no-way.