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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how do I view the older version of the document without restoring?

If I add version to my documents and later on want to retrieve copy of an older version, how do I do that without restoring the older version? In my document library there is a file "test" that has ...
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How can I move a document from one directory to another?

How can I move a document into a sub-folder and still maintain its version history from the old location in the new location?
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Can a CAML query find all documents that were ever modified by a specific user?

I'm trying to list all documents that were (ever) modified by a specific user, using a CAML query like this one: var query = new CamlQuery{ ViewXml = "<View Scope='Recursive'>" + "<...
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Export table of all versions of list items

Using SharePoint 2007, and I only have client-side access. I can view all versions of each item in a list by using the IncludeVersions parameter as follows: http://wss/XYZ/sites/SomeSPSite/ThisList/...
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Get meta data from a previous version of a document through webservice in MOSS 2007

Is it possible to get metadata information from a previous version of a document in a document library using a SharePoint webservice? I know I can use the _vti_bin/Versions.asmx webservice to get ...
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Check Out, Update, then Check In a File in SharePoint Client Object Model

I would like to programatically update a SharePoint file by checkout/checkin. I have written code that looks like it should do what I want it to do: static void HandleFile(Microsoft.SharePoint....
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Is it possible to add custom actions to a version?

I need to add a custom action to versions of a file. Optimally, I want it on the Version History page: A second best would be the version display form (the result of clicking View on the previous ...
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Enable versioning on SPList programmatically

I am trying to enable version history on a regular task list programmatically which is possible from the UI, but how can this be achieved in code? I assumed setting EnableVersioning = true would do ...
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How to get version history of item using REST

Very new to SharePoint so I am sure this is a newbie question... I did look at the forums. Here is the command I am using: https://Server/Site/_api/lists/getbytitle('Equipment%20and%20Inventory')/...
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All versions of one item in list

Is it possible to see all versions for one item in SP list a different way than through version history? We have one extensively used list with 100, 130, 150... with a lot of (multi-line and rich text)...
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SP version history is different from version history dispayed in Office application

Have you any idea why office application like Excel or Word shows different name in version history than SP version history? This is version history of some Excel file viewed through SP GUI: ... and ...
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How to programmatically retrieve item version history from client?

Using server-side code I can access List Item version history using SPListItem.Versions. Is there a way to programmatically access the same information from the client? I am happy to use either the ...
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Exporting item list version history

Okay, here is what I'm able to do: Export a list from SharePoint to excel. View an individual item's version history within the online SharePoint. What I am trying to do is export this version ...
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Is it possible to show file name in document version history

I am wondering if it is possible to track file name changes in SharePoint 2010 document version history? Like when you change a property the document version will show that that value was changed. but ...
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Retrieving SharePoint file version properties from the web API

I'm trying to access the properties (column/field metadata) from old file versions in a document library, via SharePoint's web API. I can successfully query the library to get a list of files with ...
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Link or button that directs to the current list items version history wihtin an Edit Form

I need a button or link within the Custom Lists Custom Edit Form that points to the Current List items Version History. I must be able to do this from SPD 2010?
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Can lists do version control on attachments?

All of our project descriptions Word doc attachments to entries in a sharepoint list. It does not appear that versions of the attachments are being created. When I click on the pulldown arrow and go ...
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Add comments to the version history

When you upload a new document you are able to add comments which are visible in the version history. If edit an exisiting document and save it you do have the option to add comments?? Is this ...
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List version limits client-side

Versioning can be defined the same way in UI in SP2013 and O365: How can we programmatically set these limits in SP2013 without server-side code? Server-side we would have SPList.MajorVersionLimit ...
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Get List Item Version History for each item if specific field was changed

I have a list that has versioning turned on. Three of the fields are multi-line text boxes which have appending turned on. I want to iterate thru each item in the version history and look for ...
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Uploading file version - Client Object Model

I have a library with versioned files. I have versioned files prepared for uploading (1 version = 1 file). How do I create new version? Do I just set file's Content property and Update it? Please ...
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Move files to another site collection and retain version history

We are creating a new site collection and migrating content from the old site. The problem is we need to retain version history for files. We have global admin access, but no access to the server ...
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Possible to download all versions of a document?

My team is looking for a way to download all versions of a particular document on our site (or more generally we would like to back-up all versions of all documents in a particular document library). ...
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How to get a old version of list item?

I need to get all field values of an specific version. It is possible by sharepoint hosted app (javascript)? I need to create a custom version history page of itens. If there is a caml query ...
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How to display published date column in document library

The scenario is there is a document library where user maintains major and minor versions of a document. When the user has to edit a document s/he checks out the document and starts their editing. ...
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Can an entire list/library be versioned?

It's possible to enable item versioning on lists and roll back to a previous version on that item. Can this be done for the entire list? So we can roll the whole thing back? We accidentally modified ...
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Alternatives to Versioning?

Are there alternatives to use Versioning? I have a customer who works in an environment that is strict on using versioning AND, for this particular project, rightfully so (about 2000 pdf files in one ...
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What possibilites one has concerning the version control of documents?

Within a standard SharePoint 2013 site I'm providing a little document management system. What I wanted to know is, what kind of possibilities one has concerning the version control of documents and ...
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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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SharePoint 2010 - Versions Number from Website on SharePointSite

it is possible to show the Versions Number from a SharePoint Site on the Site like a footer?
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Delete old version keep latest version in document library

I want to delete old version (0.5) and keep latest version (0.10) from a library. How can I achieve it using PowerShell Script. If(0.5 < 0.10) { Remove version with 0.5 and keep 0.10 But I ...
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Column values do not show in a library

I have added two columns to a document library: "Version" and "Revision". Though I do see column headers on the document library page but the problem is that they are empty, even though some documents ...
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What is the highest major version number possible?

We have documents that are updated automatically in SharePoint libraries and on each update a new major version is created. I know the maximum number of major version possible is 400,000 in SP2013 ...
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Get Notified on List Item Changes - not using email

I'm searching for an easy way to display the latest changes of a sharepoint list. Situation: one huge list (10k entries) with a lot of daily changes (lets say 100). Target: Display the changes during ...
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Get last major published version of items returned as DataRow (from SPSiteDataQuery)

Does anyone know the solution for this? If I'm querying items by SPSiteDataQuery I receive a DataTable with DataRow objects. I could fetch the current version of an item and check if it ends with "....
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Is it possible to view internal document changes in SharePoint?

I am still using WSS I am still fairly new to administering a SharePoint workspace. I have versioning turned on in my document libraries, but I had a request from a user asking if it was possible to ...
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Version history of items in related list

Is there a way, without additional programming, to get history of children related items to the parent one, for example: SPList threads = SPContext.Current.Web.Lists["Blog threads"]; SPList posts = ...
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User can't view document version history

The situation in brief: The site is hosted on a MOSS 2007 server. All contents of the site inherit permissions. A document library with versioning enabled is on the site. A group has been created to ...
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Convert SharePoint document from doc to docx - and keep version history

I need to convert a large amount of .doc documents to .docx The issue is that by doing so I am changing the file name, and with it - losing the file number, history and properties. Is there any way ...
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Error when trying to view Previous Version of a File in SharePoint

Whenever I try and access a file's version history in SharePoint Designer (2013 in this case), I get the following error: Versions cannot be accessed at this time server is busy This is a relatively ...
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Does disabling version history delete the old versions?

SharePoint 2010: I have several libraries that have version history enabled. In trying to save storage space and money, I need to delete duplicates/old copies. If I just turn off version history, does ...
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SPFolder versions?

I am using SharePoint 2013 Server. I have a document library with enabled versioning. SPFolder.Item.Versions always returns only one last version of the folder item despite it was modified multiple ...
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Minor versions for list items

With documents you get minor version for drafts and can publish a major version. You go from 1.0 to 1.1 (first edit) 1.2 (second edit) to 2.0 (publish) Now I have custom list (just listitems), with ...
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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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Tracking changes in a list at item level

What I need to do is keep track of a rather large list on SharePoint, when a user makes a change to a value in a particular column the new value should be displayed along with a Y to denote the item ...
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Copy files between sites with version history (powershell, SP2010)

I can copy a file from one site to another using $SPFolder_Destination.Files.Add("Filename.ext", $SPFile_Source.OpenBinary(), $false) This does not preserve version history. I think I could ...
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CAML Query based on IDs to get version number?

With JavaScript, is it possible to get its version number if I know the ID of an item? I have a function that needs to do something with the selected file, but even if I select the file, it is ...
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Document versioning - different doc types

I have a document library with versioning enabled. Documents are now in some other system and I need to migrate them. The problem is thath different verions migth have diffrente file types (doc, docx, ...
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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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Deleting more than 300.000 document versions

My customer has a Page Library with versioning enabled and no versions limit. There is pages with more than 300.000 versions. I need to delete all old versions, but keep safe the 5 newer versions. ...
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