Questions tagged [version-history]

A historical listing of a set number of previous versions of an item or document. Versions may be divided into major and minor sets, with minor versions representing drafts and major versions representing fully published instances of the item.

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SharePoint library to SharePoint library Move to/Copy to replace function removes all versions

I am interested to know why the SharePoint library to SharePoint library "copy to"/"move to" functions delete all versions in the destination library. Destination library has ...
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Version comment when adding a document version

I would like to add a version comment in version history. I have a file in a library with all it properties entered. I then draw a new version of the file over the library windows and add a new ...
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Completely replacing a file (not updating) but keeping the version history

We have a fortnightly planning file on our Sharepoint that had plenty of errors on it so I downloaded a copy and basically redid it. I now want to replace the old file, but I need all of the version ...
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How can I export a version history log for a SP365 directory?

I have a series of directories that are enabled with versioning, the goal I am looking for is to be able to produce a file that has a row record for each edit/version produced on each item in the ...
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How to restore a version of a list's item?

I want to restore a version of an item by REST API. I've tried restoring the version in the browser by opening the view below and it did work. The ID of the version which I wanted to restore is "...
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get correct modified date of version history by PowerShell

I'm trying to get modified date from version history by PowerShell, with Sharepoint Online. Using PnP, I did $Ctx = Get-PnPContext $Item = Get-PnPListItem -List "Documents" -Id xxxxx $File = ...
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I uploaded same name file with the intention of it being saved as the new version. Instead, both versions got saved with same name (+docX) Help Please

Both files with same name got saved. Only difference being that the newer one has the extension 'docx' instead of 'doc'. Can someone help please? I want the newer one to merge with the older one and ...
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Version history from REST API uses double encoded field names

I'm currently trying to retrieve SharePoint list items using PnPjs for a custom UI client. This includes displaying fields that have a version history. I'm trying to build the solution as dynamic as ...
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How to do point-in-time version labeling on a folder or group of files in SharePoint?

In SharePoint, is there a way to apply a named version label to a folder, that would effectively mark current version of all files/folders within, making that set of file version at that point-in-time ...
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How to fix blank white page issue when opening or editing Sharepoint online list item?

So I'm working on a huge Sharepoint online (Office 365) list that has a lot of columns of different types and one of them is a comments/notes column that is Multi-Line and has Enhanced rich text ...
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Sharepoint versioning omitting versions / automatically merging

To anyones knowledge, does sharepoint somehow omit versions, or merge them, once they "repeat"? I have a sort of linear approval workflow. Approver A fills in some data, changes the value in ...
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How to find the user who has created a draft item in a SharePoint list

I am trying to find out the name of a user who has changed something in an SP list. I am calling this API: https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/sitename/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('listname')/Items(ID)/...
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Copy files from a document library without losing Version History

I have the next scenario: I have to select a particular version from a file from a Source Document Library and copy that file along with it's version history. All previous versions before the selected ...
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Restoring previous version of a SharePoint list item retains subsequent 'appended' values

I have a list with two fields that have these settings: Multiple Lines of Text (Plain Text) Append Changes to Existing Text (Yes) Example: Condition Comments: General Comments: I started with ...
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Update Version for Multi-line text field

I have a SharePoint list with a multi-line text field. I have the option to "append changes to existing text" turned on. This option will show the version history for each change. Is there ...
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Get to know which field/column got update/edit in a list

Using SharePoint online. I have custom form (CSS + JS) that add/update/delete item from a SharePoint list. This form is linked with multiple master list to provide drop downs. Now my customer need an ...
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Why more than 500 versions are getting created even limit is set

there is an issue where in a document library the default limit for number of versions for a document is 500 but its still creating more than 500 versions for a document. Did u guys see this issue ...
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After a MAJOR version is created, how do I retrieve previous minor versions

I had a Word file on a SP team site. When 500 minor versions accumulated, it would not accept further edits UNLESS a MAJOR version was started from the same file. I did that. Now the version is 1.1. ...
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Restore version 1 of a file and the original user

I accidentally modified a file on SharePoint, thus showing my name on the 'Modified By' column and changing the modified date. Is there a way to return the file to its version 1 including the original ...
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Version history not saving properties

I have 3 environments on which I have Versioning turned on. Each of them is created from the same PnP template, and has the same logicApps/etc connected to them. On one of them however, version ...
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Moving files between libraries change version history

Moving files from one library to another (within the same site) in SharePoint 2016 on prem seems to affect version history? All names in the column Modified by are changed to the person who moved the ...
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PowerShell PnP Unable to get file versions in big files

I'm using OneDrive (office 365 account) as a cloud backup, and I got a problem with the versioning system as for big files (outlook .ost and .pst mainly) it keeps generating new versions for the file ...
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How to see the full version history of an item in SP online

It seems SP online, only shows the last 12 changes of an item (at least it is the case for me) in the version history although it has set to keep 5000 versions, how can I see all the versions (say 1 ...
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Get Detailed SP List Item Version History

I am using ReactJS to develop a custom form and my list includes a multiple lines of text field with the AppendOnly flag set to true. When I open the form, I want to retrieve the version history for ...
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If you reduce the SharePoint version history for a document library, will the oldest versions be deleted?

Example: The default major versioning history for a document library in SharePoint Online is 400 versions. I am looking to free up space in SharePoint Online. I want a document library to only retain ...
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Call all the versions of a SharePoint comment's field with AngularJS

I created a list with AngularJS, using ng-repeat. The data comes from a SharePoint list. In my SharePoint list when I open to see the detail I can see the version history of the "Comments" ...
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Microsoft 365 Rest API returns Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object when getting versions of a large(8GB) file

I am using the endpoint _api/web/GetFileById('" + fileUniqueId + "')/Versions('versionId') and _api/web/GetFileByServerRelativePath(path)/Versions('versionId') to get FileVersion based on ...
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IsCurrentVersion is TRUE for the lat two versions of an item in a SharePoint List

I have enabled version history for my list with approval need, and am doing some API calls to get the last n versions of that item through: _api/web/lists/getbytitle('Mylist')/items(ItemID)/versions?$...
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Recreating Document Version History - how to modify Version Create Date

I am trying to create a functionality of transfering the Document set with all its history to another library in the same site. My implementation on reproducing the history of single document is based ...
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Setting CretedBy, modifiedBy etc. in event receiver - access denied for Contribute users

I'm trying to move documents set with as much history data as possible from one library to another through event receiver triggered by user setting an appropriate attribute. While executing a method ...
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JQuery to Loop Through List's Item Version History. Extract Version No., Modified (date), and Modified By (person/user)

I am trying to find a method to open every list Item's version history, get the Version No., Modified dateTime, and Modified By, and then aggregate it into a master csv. I need to aggregate every ...
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Get last modified fields from version history

When I look at the version history of an item I can see the last version, modified date and the fields that were modified. If I use the following rest API endpoint _api/web/Lists/getbytitle('...
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How to download all versions of a file with PnP

Is it possible to download all versions of a file with PnP? (with Get-PnPFile I guess, targeting SharePoint-2013) The closest I've found was with help of how-do-i-get-the-version-of-a-file-using-pnp-...
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How to restrict creation of new version of item based on unnecessary column value change

We have SharePoint 2013 list, which consists of multiple columns. We have enabled version history for this list but our requirement is that we want to create new versions if specific column values are ...
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Delete list item versions fast!

Hey SharePoint Ninjas, I have a SharePoint 2010 list that has approx 9000 items. Now, each item has 4000+ versions (crazy I know) I cannot rely on normal foreach loop in powershell to delete it. It ...
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Get comments of previous versions checked in in SharePoint Online using Rest API

I am trying to retrieve comments from my previous check in's in a library file in SharePoint Online. In SharePoint Online I can see the Check in comments successfully present in all the file versions ...
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Replacing file in SharePoint folder- new file is displayed in browser, old file displayed in app

Having been working on a document offline for a while, I tried copying it to the relevant folder on SharePoint- which already had the original version of the document. When dragging my local copy of ...
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SharePoint Online page version [closed]

I can't find a versioning of the page. Is there an option for Office 365 SharePoint? Cloud version.
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Deleting a version from a custom list item will only remove the data inside field/s with "Append Changes to Existing Text = Yes"

I am working on custom list inside SharePoint online, and the list have major versions turned on. so now when i click on the date inside a field which have "Append Changes to Existing Text = Yes" >> i ...
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Excel 365 in Teams/Sharepoint does not open the correct revision in one of my shared files (only one person in my team)

It is a very difficult to explain the issue, neither the IT person in my company is able to find the problem. We stored three .xlsx files in SharePoint. Me and my team has access to it and we update ...
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how to get all approved version of SharePoint list item using jsom or REST API's in SharePoint 2013

Is there any way to get only all approved version no of list item I have tried the JSOM and SP Services but in both I am getting all the version no I referring the blog
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Using PowerShell CSOM how can I get all versions of a 'Multiple lines of text' field from a SharePoint Online list item?

I have written a PowerShell script that queries a SharePoint list, but I am unable to get the previous versions of a 'Multiple lines of text' field. I have append changes checked in the field ...
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MS Project [Standard 16] Versioning Issue on SharePoint Online

For some reason, a MS Project [Standard 16] file stored on SharePoint Online is now loading an older version which is months out-of-date. My next step was to retrieve an older version via the "...
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Version history of aspx file unable to load properly

We saved some .aspx file in a SharePoint 2016 on-premise document library. By daily, a new copy of .aspx file is uploaded with same filename (e.g. report.aspx). We found that after open a file in ...
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How to move a file programmatically and preserve full version history (including users!)?

I have a document approval system that works something like this: User uploads a document to one library, fills out metadata. Approval process begins, workflows are fired to send out notification ...
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After moving a page, Sharepoint does not show the latest version

In Sharepoint Online, I have moved a lot of sites with their subsites and pages using the Site manager tool. But the image links are now broken with url's pointing to the old, now invalid, location. ...
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Can I set version number of SharePoint Online documents?

I've just read these two questions: "Set version of a document" "Is it possible to set the version number of SharePoint document?" but I would like to be sure that nothing has changed and that I ...
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How to make rest call to _vti_history for getting any previous version file in SharePoint

I want to make rest call or implement some JSOM mechanism to retrieve previous version file from _vti_history. For example: _vti_history/1024/Documents/Filename.docx Please guide me if this is ...
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Get previous version file using JSOM in share point 2013

I want to get the previous version file using java script object model in SharePoint 2013 environment. Please guide me if any one is already worked on similar requirement. Thanks, Kailash
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Get file of specific version using JSOM in share point 2013

I want to get the file of specific previous versions using java script object model in SharePoint 2013 environment. Please share the code if any one is already worked on similar requirement. Thanks, ...

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