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Boyan
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Unable to restore app older than 6 months? Am I missing something or that's just my luck? :)

Hi everyone,

 

I just recently discovered that I am unable to restore apps older than 6 months? Am I missing something or that's just my luck? 🙂 

Simple use case here: I edited an app which has NOT been modified in over a year. Botched it. Wanted to restore back to the working version and that's where I found out - I can't. Ok lets rephrase, forget the word restore, I just want to undo the changes I made 3 minutes ago that broke my app so that my app works again. How do I do that?

 

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Thank you

~Boyan

 

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Pstork1
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Unfortunately, you are correct.  Version history for Canvas apps is only maintained for 6 months.  This is called out in the documentation

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Pstork1
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Unfortunately, you are correct.  Version history for Canvas apps is only maintained for 6 months.  This is called out in the documentation

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Boyan
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@Pstork1 so is there another mechanism if I may ask - be it manual or what not to provide safety in my use case, would you recommend one exports the app before modifying it since there's no safe harbor available natively so to speak? Right now it's a one way street - that's terrible in any aspect of dev!

 

Thank you

~B

Pstork1
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The mechanism would be to Save a copy of the App to your computer before making a change if you haven't edited it in over 6 months.  That way if you make a change in the first edit you have a backup copy you can fall back on.  You can also Export the App as a package before opening it for editing. Again, if you break it you can import the package to get back where you were.



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