Retrieving a specified version of a document

This section explains how to extract a previous version of a document. This may be useful in order to view a previous version and roll back to that previous version. You can then delete the subsequent versions that you no longer need.

Getting a document by its name shows how to retrieve a document when you know its name (i.e., its unique identifier).

Generating a list of document versions shows how to determine whether a document has more than one version, and how to retrieve a list of previous version numbers.

Once you know a document's name and the version number you wish to retrieve, you can retrieve the content, properties, and so forth by appending a semi-colon (;)and the version number to the name.

For example, to modify GetDocument.cs sample program so that it retrieves version 1 of the document (rather than the current version), make this change to one line:

// Original program retrieves the current version of one document:
documents[0] = documentName;
// Modified program retrieves Version 1 of the document:
documents[0] = documentName+";1";

Here are the properties retrieved from Version 1 of 20000703TS0000001440.XML, a document in SampleNewsDocbase. For this example, we created two additional versions of the document.

?<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-16'?>
<documentproperties>
    <systemproperties>
        <collection>/</collection>
        <name>20000703TS0000001440.XML</name>
        <version>1</version>
        <size>23282</size>
        <indexable>true</indexable>
        <textmldoctype>TEXTML_DOCUMENT</textmldoctype>
        <storagetype>TEXT_BE</storagetype>
        <mimetype>text/xml</mimetype>
        <creatorinfo>
            <user>anyuser@anydomain</user>
            <time>12:27:46</time>
            <date>2010-08-25</date>
        </creatorinfo>
        <modifierinfo>
            <user>anyuser@anydomain</user>
            <time>15:02:56</time>
            <date>2010-09-29</date>
        </modifierinfo>
    </systemproperties>
    <otherproperties>
        <versionsinfo>
            <currentdocumentversion>3</currentdocumentversion>
            <previousversionscount>2</previousversionscount>
            <previousversionstotalsize>46564</previousversionstotalsize>
        </versionsinfo>
    </otherproperties>
</documentproperties>