Unable to retrieve older versions of a version-enabled document from the Version History dialog box of the IBM® DB2 Document Manager Desktop client

Technote (troubleshooting)


Why am I not able to retrieve older versions of a document in the version history dialog box in the Document Manager Desktop client (DM Desktop)?


Older versions of a document do not show in the Version History dialog, however, they are shown in the Life Cycle dialog's Version History tab.

Resolving the problem

A possible cause is that the document's class was changed to a new class belonging to a different item type using Power Modify or another method. When a document's item type is changed, Content Managers behavior is to re-index the item. If a version-enabled item is re-indexed, all previous versions of the item are automatically deleted.

Related information

Content Manager Versioning

Document information

More support for:

Document Manager

Software version:

8.4, 8.4.2, 8.5,

Operating system(s):

All Windows Platforms

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