How do I get rid of the version history? I’d like to remove rows from my data source and then create a template. However, the template contains history which included the rows that I deleted and don’t intend to share.
Any way to delete the version history? Or start a new doc without the version history?
Making a copy of a doc should clear doc history. You can make a copy of your doc and then create a template out of that.
However, I believe making a template out of a doc should also clear doc history. If this doesn’t happen, this is probably a bug and you should report it to Coda.
I wonder if you guys use the same meaning for the word template:
- Coda definition of a template, or
- A doc that can be reused over and over again.
@Paul_Danyliuk it’s not exactly a Coda bug but this workflow will catch people by surprise and potentially leak sensitive information into the public.
- Work on real data in a document.
- Decide that you want to convert this document into a template.
- Select “Make doc into a template.”
- In the template preview, you delete the real data.
- You hit publish template.
- Everyone with the template can see the version history from the moment you said “Make doc into a template”.
The way to work around this is convoluted:
- Make an intermediate copy of the doc.
- Delete the real data.
- “Make doc into template”
- Delete the intermediate copy of the doc that was used to create the template.
I think Coda should wipe out the version history either at publish time (preferred) or enable a manual user option to wipe the history.