Content Deployment error? How to find those checked out items within Sharepoint

If you have content deployment running you have probably seen this error before :

10/30/2008 1:01 AM You cannot perform this action on a checked out document. at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPListItem.SetRequiredInfoForUpdateItem(Boolean bDocLib, Boolean bAdd, Boolean bMigrate) at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPListItem.PrepareItemForUpdate(Guid newGuidOnAdd, Boolean bMigration, Boolean& bAdd, Boolean& bPublish, Object& objAttachmentNames, Object& objAttachmentContents, Int32& parentFolderId) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.ListItemSerializer.AddOrUpdateDoclibItemVersion(SerializationInfoHelper infoHelper, SPListItem& listItem, SPWeb web, Guid newId, String& listItemServerRelativeUrl, Boolean bIsPublish, Boolean exists, String version, Boolean isFirstVersion, Boolean isLastVersion, StreamingContext context, ISurrogateSelector selector, ImportObjectManager objectManager) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.ListItemVersionSerializer.AddListItemVersion(SPWeb web, SPListItem listItem, Guid newId, Boolean editHistory, Boolean existsInDb, Boolean isFirst, Boolean isLast, Boolean isDocLib, StreamingContext context, XmlElement listItemData, SPImportSettings settings, ImportObjectManager objectManager, SerializationInfoHelper listItemInfoHelper, String& listItemServerRelativeUrl, ISurrogateSelector selector) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.ListItemSerializer.UpdateListItemVersionData(SerializationInfoHelper infoHelper, SPWeb web, SPListItem& listItem, Guid newId, Boolean existsInDb, Boolean isDocLib, String& listItemServerRelativeUrl, StreamingContext context, SPImportSettings settings, ISurrogateSelector selector) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.ListItemSerializer.SetObjectData(Object obj, SerializationInfo info, StreamingContext context, ISurrogateSelector selector) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.XmlFormatter.ParseObject(Type objectType, Boolean isChildObject) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.XmlFormatter.DeserializeObject(Type objectType, Boolean isChildObject, DeploymentObject envelope) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.XmlFormatter.Deserialize(Stream serializationStream) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.ObjectSerializer.Deserialize(Stream serializationStream) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.ImportObjectManager.ProcessObject(XmlReader xmlReader) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.SPImport.DeserializeObjects() at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.SPImport.Run()
10/30/2008 1:01 AM Content deployment job 'Remote import job for job with sourceID = bc232239-4545-4050-a8fe-85a5e4b8b112' failed.The exception thrown was 'Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException' : 'You cannot perform this action on a checked out document.'

 Pretty obviously this error is caused by a checked out document, which can be a real pain to find if you have a big site with multiple authors.  The following query when run on your content database (run this on your authoring database, not your production one!) will find all checked out items and tell you roughly where to look, which filename, and the user responsible.

SELECT tp_dirname, tp_leafName, userinfo.tp_title, userinfo.tp_email
FROM AllUserData
NNER JOIN AllLists on AllUserData.tp_listid = AllLists.tp_id
INNER JOIN userinfo on alluserdata.tp_checkoutuserid = userinfo.tp_id
WHERE tp_checkoutUserId != ''
order by tp_dirname, tp_leafname


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