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Restoring older document versions using Knowledge Warehouse

SAP Solution Manager stores all versions of its documents in Knowledge Warehouse. Some transactions (like SOLAR02) don’t have options to restore document versions. As a workaround, some people have to open the (desired) old version, copy it’s content, open the current version, paste the content over the existing and save again, creating a third version.

But there’s a way to restore older versions directly from Knowledge Warehouse.

Let’s take, for example, the “Test Document.txt”, saved in this project, using transaction SOLAR02.
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We will edit the document (by clicking image )
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Change the content and save (by clicking image )
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And check the versions (by clicking image and opening the tab History)
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In transaction SI80 (SAP Knowledge Warehouse), we need to click image to search for the document …
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… select Solution Manager as the content area we are searching …
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… and inform what we are looking for …
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The system will show the document and inform the folder (in Knowledge Warehouse) where it is stored
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Here we select the line and execute the menu Utilites | Version Management
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Then you will have acess to all versions
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Select the version you want to restore and click the button image (Copy Version)
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All done! Now you have back your old version, as a new (third) version.
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      The blog is really helpful, but may I ask for a bit more background information? When going to transaction SI80 and looking and the selection criteria, I always wonder which release I should use. I usually get it sooner or later, but how would I actually know which version to choose?

      Also: could I do the same activity from the SAP Knowledge Workbench Windows application? I always struggle with that one because of the fuctions being greyed out.

      Could you extend the blog in that direction? Would be great, because it is the information I always was looking for.

      Cheers e grazie
      Markus

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      Hello Markus,

      Thank you very much for your comments.

      The release is directly related to the KW Context, that is determined by the language, the enhancement (i.e /KWCUST/ and the release enhancement itself. This information is used to organize information in KW.

      There's a trick to discover the context of a project. Open the project in transaction SOLAR01 or SOLAR02 and type context_info in the command (transaction) field. This will tell you what information provide in SI80 when searching for project-specific documents.

      Regarding SAP Knowledge Workbench, I don't use it very often. But you can find lots of helpful information in the further link.

      http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_04/helpdata/en/e0/376be4d22511d29b1f0000e8a4b41d/frameset.htm

      Hope this has helped you. If you have further questions, I'll be glad to help.

      Kind Regards,
      Cristiano