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Locks table in Event Editor

Using the Event Editor app during your everyday workflows, you may need to view and release locks. The locks table in Event Editor allows you to view and release route and event locks in a linear referencing system (LRS) with conflict prevention enabled in ArcGIS Pro.

For example, you may want to add events to a group of routes in a new subdivision. Before you acquire locks, you can use the locks table to see if any locks exist on routes where you want to add events. Once your editing is complete in the area, you can use the locks table to release any locks on routes without changes. The locks on routes with edits are released when changes from the version are posted to the lock root version.

You can open the locks table from the Review tab, in the Conflict Prevention group. Clicking the Locks button opens the locks table.

Open the locks table

Locks table tools

You can use the locks table to view locks or release existing route and event locks with the buttons at the top of the toolbar. You can highlight a lock or group of locks by selecting the lock records in the table.


The Do not prompt to acquire event locks check box is unchecked by default. If you want locks to be automatically acquired when editing in Event Editor and no prompt message to appear, check the check box. This option is only applied to the local machine.

The table is populated with 25 locks per page. To browse through the pages of locks, use the Next Page button Next Page, Last Page button Last Page, Previous Page button Previous Page, First Page button First Page, and the page number drop-down list.

Locks table in EE

Function or toolDescription

Clear Highlighted Locks Clear Highlighted Locks

Clears all highlighted records in the locks table

Highlight All Locks Highlight All Locks

Highlights all records in the locks table

Zoom to Highlighted Locks Zoom to Highlighted Locks

Zooms to the routes associated with the highlighted locks in the table

Zoom to Selected Locks Zoom to Selected Locks

Zooms to the routes associated with the selected locks in the table

Center on Highlighted Locks Center on Highlighted Locks

Centers on the routes associated with the highlighted locks on the map

Unlock Highlighted Locks Unlock Highlighted Locks

Releases locks on highlighted records in the locks viewer table


If any locks were acquired by another user, acquired in another version, or have pending changes, a message appears and those locks remain.

Refresh Locks Refresh Locks

Refreshes the list of locks


This also refreshes the list of values for each filter based on which users, versions, events, and routes are associated with the updated list of locks.

Tools available in the locks table

Filters in the locks table

As Location Referencing users complete everyday editing workflows, the locks table can have route and event locks from a variety of users, in different versions, on a variety of events, and on a variety of routes. To expedite the sorting of the locks in the table, filters are available based on the user, version, event, and route in which the locks were acquired.

You can use filters individually or in combination to only show those locks that meet combined filter conditions.

Filtering by user or version provides a drop-down menu of all the different values present in the locks table. The event filter contains all the event layers in the map. To filter by route, paste a route ID into the text box and press Enter or type the beginning of the route ID. After three characters are typed, a list of matching route IDs that can be selected appears.

In the previous example, the user locked a group of routes to perform edits on a new subdivision of routes. Once editing is complete, the user wants to release the locks for the routes that were not edited. You can use table filters to narrow the list of locks to those acquired by that user in the version used for editing.

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