Create new version of file

Member since: 2004

Am I blind or is the "Create new version" for a file removed? If so, why? And will it be added again?

#88710 Jul 27, 2014 23:03
  • Member since: 2009

    It is by no means obvious but you can just simply upload a file with the same name and it will create a new version.

    #88715 Jul 28, 2014 8:10
  • Member since: 2004

    Hi Ben, I noticed that you can upload a file with the same name, but our client don't want to rename the files they're uploading because it is quite the extra work when updating a lot of documents. WIll this function be added again? Or do we need to create this function by ourself? 

    #88749 Jul 29, 2014 10:31
  • Member since: 2009

    As far as I am aware there are no plans to add this functionality. I can definitely pass the feedback onto our UX team and they might prioritize it if they feel there is a need.

    I'm not 100% sure but I can can try to answer your original question of why it was removed. I believe it is because it is not very common that people store their versioned documents with different file names, but rather they use a document management system or the inbuilt versioning in Word or similar products. Then the next reason is to push a better user interaction with drag and drop rather than having to click through a bunch of menus and dialogs.

    So I'm afraid that if you really need this functionality now, then you'll have to develop it yourself. Let me know if you have any questions about how to do that.

    #88752 Edited, Jul 29, 2014 10:54
  • Member since: 2004

    Ok, thanks for the reply. Haven't really looked in to extending the UI in 7.5 yet, but is there a possibility to hook in to the "menu" of a file and add our own "Create new version"?

    #88754 Jul 29, 2014 11:02