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Document versioning when uploading RRS feed

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  • Hello.

    Is there anye way to control versioning when uploading document to Sharepoint? I have several word documents that I want to upload, but I don't want them to be version 1.0, since there already version 2.0, 3.0 etc.

    Any way to control this besides several check out - check in?`

    Thanks

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:30 AM

Answers

  • Perhaps my first sentence was badly phrased.

    I meant (and the second para was supposed to indicate this) that you don't have access to any previous versions of the document within the SharePoint system.

    You upload a single version and that is the starting point for the SharePoint versions.

    So in order to achieve what you want you would need to go back to your original version of the document and upload it to SharePoint. You would then need to make exactly the same changes to the document that were made in your present Version Control system's next version (and repeat for as many versions as you have in your present system).

    That would be the only way to ensure that the SharePoint versioning system has the same versions that your present Verson Control system has.

    It doesn't seem worth the effort. (Is that a better phrase for you than "there doesn't seem much point" ?)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by HenrietteK Thursday, June 9, 2011 11:00 AM
    Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:55 AM

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  • There doesn't seem to be much point in making any special effort to do this.

    These are presumably files which only now how become part of the SharePoint system. In future you will be uploading SharePoint files directly to the SP system at the 1.0 level.

    I don't thing there is much point in artificially creating different versions as you suggest because you still won't have any copies of earlier versions inside the SharePoint system. (Nor do I really see the point of articially making something 2.0, but, yes, you could do it that way if you want.)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 11:13 AM
  • You might not think that there is a point, but I ask the question because I actually have a need to do this. I'm transfering documents that have been versioned outside Sharepoint, and now my idea is to control the versioning within Sharepoint, instead of having multiple copies of the same document.

    I would love ot hear from someone that has been able to do this.

     

    Thanks

    Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:27 AM
  • Perhaps my first sentence was badly phrased.

    I meant (and the second para was supposed to indicate this) that you don't have access to any previous versions of the document within the SharePoint system.

    You upload a single version and that is the starting point for the SharePoint versions.

    So in order to achieve what you want you would need to go back to your original version of the document and upload it to SharePoint. You would then need to make exactly the same changes to the document that were made in your present Version Control system's next version (and repeat for as many versions as you have in your present system).

    That would be the only way to ensure that the SharePoint versioning system has the same versions that your present Verson Control system has.

    It doesn't seem worth the effort. (Is that a better phrase for you than "there doesn't seem much point" ?)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by HenrietteK Thursday, June 9, 2011 11:00 AM
    Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:55 AM
  • Yes, indeed :)

    Thank you for your time.

    /Henriette

    Thursday, June 9, 2011 11:00 AM