File locking, Collabora & multiple concurrent users


I currently investigate about Nextcloud as a potential solution for sharing files between several physical sites of an association. As a current Owncloud home user, I have some knowledge about this kind of solution, but I am no expert.

Several users, located on site A or site B, may simultaneously access to the same file (mainly spreadsheet files, using Excel), possibly for applying changes to it. Simultaneous changes shall not lead to losing data changes made by any user. We therefore need either a solution that allows users to make changes simultaneously (~Google Sheets) or at least a solution that notifies user2 that user1 already uses the file.

Combining Nextcloud Server, Nextcloud Sync and Collabora seems appealing. I currently try to setup a VM for testing that solution, but for the moment I failed. Maybe because my server is a VM on my intranet, and I have no true SSL certificate.

Does someone know whether I can expect the upper solution (Nextcloud+Collabora+Sync client) to be satisfying regarding the simultaneous file changes problem?

Best regards,

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As a user, I fully support this request and would be most interested in finding a solution that allows users to make changes simultaneously, or at least a popup notification that alerts user2 that user1 is already using the file.
Kind regards,

Indeed, it is a security not to be able to open the same file by several people at the same time because we end up having copies and we get lost in our edits. I do not understand that it was not done in the software.



for me a solution for this request would be also very interesting.