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I have a component conflict and as a result I can't update a symbol in my document to the latest version. However, this conflicting symbol should NOT be anywhere in my document. The current version of XD does not show that it is linked anywhere, but there is some hidden linkage that XD is not visualizing, but it is nevertheless still causing a conflict.

 

This is confusing because it involves several documents and links so I have opted to describe the different documents and symbols with all caps identifiers.  I hope this is helpful and not more confusing.

 

  1. The PROJECT document I am attempting to update is called "Responsive Screens"
  2. The COMPONENTS document I am attempting to update is named "UI Components v2"
  3. The SYMBOL is named "Avatar--Medium".
  4. The OLDER COMPONENTS document, which "UI Components v2" is based on, is named "Requests"

 

Because I saved  The COMPONENTS document as a newer version of The OLDER COMPONENTS document, there is some hidden history that I cannot untangle, and as a result I can't update my assets file.

Steps:

  1. I attempt to update the libararies in the PROJECT document. I get an error saying The SYMBOL has a conflict that I must resolve.
  2. I switch over to the Document assets "tab" in the PROJECT document to try to manage this issue. There is a linked SYMBOL shown there, with 0 instances in the PROJECT document.
  3. I right-click on that linked SYMBOL and  in the PROJECT document library and select "Edit Main in source"
  4. XD opens the OLDER COMPONENTS document that is not listed in my list of linked libararies in either the PROJECT or COMPONENTS files. There should NOT be references to that older file anywhere in my current project.
  5. I CANNOT edit the OLDER COMPONENTS document as there are people using it and the assets inside of it.
  6. XD presents me no option to delete the linked the SYMBOL inside of the PROJECT document that is being pulled from the OLDER COMPONENTS document, even though XD shows no links to that older library.
  7. There should not be ANY links to the OLDER COMPONENTS document in the work I am currently doing, but I think because the COMPONENTS document was saved as a newer version of the OLDER COMPONENTS document there are links. I have no way to un-link the OLDER COMPONENTS document from my PROJECT document.

 

Some additional notes:

  1. There is ONE version of the SYMBOL inside of the COMPONENTS document, when I search all libraries. It is document level, and not linked to another document.
  2. There is ONE version of  the SYMBOL inside of the PROJECT document and it IS linked to another document: the OLDER COMPONENTS document.
  3. The OLDER COMPONENTS document is not shown in the list of linked libraries in either the COMPONENTS document OR the PROJECT DOCUMENT.

 

This is a mess, and I am frankly tired of dealing with the myriad bugs in XD.

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components, bug, conflict

Community Beginner ,
Nov 17, 2020

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I have a component conflict and as a result I can't update a symbol in my document to the latest version. However, this conflicting symbol should NOT be anywhere in my document. The current version of XD does not show that it is linked anywhere, but there is some hidden linkage that XD is not visualizing, but it is nevertheless still causing a conflict.

 

This is confusing because it involves several documents and links so I have opted to describe the different documents and symbols with all caps identifiers.  I hope this is helpful and not more confusing.

 

  1. The PROJECT document I am attempting to update is called "Responsive Screens"
  2. The COMPONENTS document I am attempting to update is named "UI Components v2"
  3. The SYMBOL is named "Avatar--Medium".
  4. The OLDER COMPONENTS document, which "UI Components v2" is based on, is named "Requests"

 

Because I saved  The COMPONENTS document as a newer version of The OLDER COMPONENTS document, there is some hidden history that I cannot untangle, and as a result I can't update my assets file.

Steps:

  1. I attempt to update the libararies in the PROJECT document. I get an error saying The SYMBOL has a conflict that I must resolve.
  2. I switch over to the Document assets "tab" in the PROJECT document to try to manage this issue. There is a linked SYMBOL shown there, with 0 instances in the PROJECT document.
  3. I right-click on that linked SYMBOL and  in the PROJECT document library and select "Edit Main in source"
  4. XD opens the OLDER COMPONENTS document that is not listed in my list of linked libararies in either the PROJECT or COMPONENTS files. There should NOT be references to that older file anywhere in my current project.
  5. I CANNOT edit the OLDER COMPONENTS document as there are people using it and the assets inside of it.
  6. XD presents me no option to delete the linked the SYMBOL inside of the PROJECT document that is being pulled from the OLDER COMPONENTS document, even though XD shows no links to that older library.
  7. There should not be ANY links to the OLDER COMPONENTS document in the work I am currently doing, but I think because the COMPONENTS document was saved as a newer version of the OLDER COMPONENTS document there are links. I have no way to un-link the OLDER COMPONENTS document from my PROJECT document.

 

Some additional notes:

  1. There is ONE version of the SYMBOL inside of the COMPONENTS document, when I search all libraries. It is document level, and not linked to another document.
  2. There is ONE version of  the SYMBOL inside of the PROJECT document and it IS linked to another document: the OLDER COMPONENTS document.
  3. The OLDER COMPONENTS document is not shown in the list of linked libraries in either the COMPONENTS document OR the PROJECT DOCUMENT.

 

This is a mess, and I am frankly tired of dealing with the myriad bugs in XD.

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