How to populate an item using minor version? Am using the below code snippet.

var item = $models.getItem('tcm:222-7244-64-v1'); - Works fine.

var item = $models.getItem('tcm:222-7244-64-v1.3'); - Throws error.

I was able to get the minor version from DAL using below query as neither the CoreService nor Anguilla Framework provides it, but i need to populate the item using minor version. Could someone help me to resolve it?

select max(version)||'.'|| max(revision) as rev from items where item_reference_id='7244'

  • If all you need it the latest version, trying using -v0
    – Nuno Linhares
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 8:51
  • Am working in workflow, so has the minor version. I tried using v0, but it returns only the major version. But i need to retrieve the metadata value of minor version of an item which is in workflow. Is there any way to get the minor version even using Coreservice? I can impersonate the same. Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 9:37
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    With Core service you should be able to get the current version if you are impersonating the user that has the item checked out. Just add -v0 to the URI. PS - I'll test it later to make sure I know what I'm talking about :)
    – Nuno Linhares
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 9:49

2 Answers 2


You need to use -v0 to get the latest version (which is the major and minor version). You can only do that if you are the current lock owner of the item; since the item is in workflow, that means you need to be the current assignee of the started workflow activity -- and you need to be editing the item (have loaded it with open mode = ViewOrEdit / EditWithFallback / Edit).

While you can request other specific versions (i.e. -v1) that only works for past, checked-in versions (=major versions).


Thanks Nuno for saving my day. I was able to get the minor version data using 'v0' through coreservice from which am passing it to the js file. Please find below the code snippet.

Client client = new Client();
string tcmid = "tcm:222-7316-64";
IdentifiableObjectData identifiableObjectData = client.Read(tcmid, null);
if (identifiableObjectData == null) return;
FullVersionInfo fullVersionInfo = identifiableObjectData.VersionInfo as FullVersionInfo;
if (!fullVersionInfo.LockType.Value.HasFlag(LockType.NewItem))
    client.Impersonate("NT AUTHORITY\\SYSTEM");
    identifiableObjectData = client.Read(tcmid + "-v0", null);

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