I have been trying to analyze a issue related to error while trying to rollback a component (Details Here).

Now while trying to dig further, I was amazed to see entries in the Items table of Content Manager DB. It have two records for the same component one with latest version and another with Versionfield value as 0. Further the Modification Date of the component is also exactly same. Please refer the screen shot of the table as below:

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Can someone explain in what scenario it could be possible to have a component version save in duplicate at exactly the same time stamp and also with Version field value as 0 so that I can dig further in the issue.

I am using Tridion R5.3.

Any help is highly appreciated.

  • Is this causing an issue in anyway? Or are you just curious? Version 0 is typically the "editable" version of a component, which may be different from the last checked in version.
    – Nuno Linhares
    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:41
  • Not sure if it is something causing a problem, I was just trying to figure the issue that I was not able to rollback this component or do undo checkout so thinking if it is an issue. Aug 22, 2014 at 12:59
  • Took a quick look in my database - I have a version 0 for each item that is currently checked out.
    – Nuno Linhares
    Aug 22, 2014 at 13:07

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Version 0 - also sometimes visible in CME URLs as tcm:1-2-3-v0 - is the editable version of an item. Each item that is currently checked-out will have a record with this version number in the database and everytime you hit Save (not Save & Close), this version will be updated.

Once you click Save & Close, a new major version will be created with the contents of the version 0.

This of course will be different when you have workflow enabled - in that case, there is still a version 0 (with the same meaning of editable version), but Save & Close will create a new minor version (x.1, x.2, etc).


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