Originally posted on UserVoiceXML export and import should get the possibility to export and import all or any versions of an element, not only the actual one.
Import/export never takes versions into account. It sounds like you have a use case for using versions, and it would be good to know what it is. Almost none of our modern client products actually take versioning into account when displaying data, so our understanding of why people need/want it is somewhat limited. This is one of those features that is often argued as a bug by some and a feature by others. Some customers have said that they use import/export to "delete" old versions, while others want it preserved.
We often have to build assets and analytics that have to to be recalculated (backfilled) for several years. There are often config or tag changes in this period that we handle with versions.Most time we first create sample assets in a test database. If they work fine we move them to a productive database with xml export and import. Unfortunately we now can only transfer the latest version.I think xml export/import should only optionally use all or specific versions. Default could still be the latest version.
I also need this feature
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