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Editing list item = new list item? (repost)

  Asked By: Raymundo    Date: Jul 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 16675

Apologies for the 'repost'. I buried this question in a rather vague
subject title a while ago and I'm hoping a more specific subject might
return some results. ;o)

One of our site admins has set up a custom list within their WSS2
SharePoint site. The problem is that whenever they go to edit an item,
then save the changes, it saves a completely new list item, rather than
just modifying the old item. I assumed this was maybe just a list option
setting, but I can't find a way to toggle any versioning option once the
list has been created.

Anyone know why this might be happening and/or a way to prevent it?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Robin Sparks     Answered On: Jul 13

Finally found an answer so thought I'd repeat it here for posterity.

A nice person over at the http://www.sharepointu.com/ forums clued me

Turns out that the custom list  originated from the 'issues list'
template. Issue lists, by default retain all versions of an item.

What was confusing is that, for whatever reason, it also defaults to
SHOWING all versions of every item  in the default view. I find  that very
unusable, but whatever.

So, the fix was to add a filter of 'Current = Yes' so that only the
current items appear on the list.

Answer #2    Answered By: Dusty Houston     Answered On: Jul 13

I agree w/your "unusable" comment,
but hey - who doesn't love blue koolaid??

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