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is there a way to restore a prior version of a sharepoint list? I have versioning switched on and able to restore items individually, but I am looking to restore hundreds of records. Is there a way to revert to a prior list, just like how you can restore a prior file, as of the last backed up version?? Or is there a way to restore multiple items at a time? I can’t seem to find an answer through googling. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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  • Which version of SharePoint are you using? Aug 21, 2022 at 20:00

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Using the version history of a list, you can only see the changes done on a particular item during its lifetime.

There is no option to restore the entire list or a particular item using the version history

What you can do is, using a power automate or console application you can get the version history of a particular item using Rest API and update the same item using the Rest API or Update item in power automate.

Using this logic you can restore the entire list.

https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/mysite/_api/web/Lists/getbytitle('mylist')/items(1)/versions?$select=Title,VersionLabel

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  • Thank you for the response and suggestion! I will definitely make note of this for next time. I had to try to restore everything before users noticed the incorrect data, so I did it the ugly way. I literally went into each and every record to revert each item back to the prior one in the version history. There were 700 records! I kept thinking there’s gotta be a better way.. but I couldn’t find anything through my research..
    – user104954
    Aug 23, 2022 at 4:36

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