Item versioning determines what happens to the old version of an item when a new version is added. Oracle Portal provides different levels of item versioning for page content, which you can apply to a page group, a page, or a Portal Template.
The item versioning level that is set for a page group can be overridden by a higher setting on a page or a Portal Template. For example, if the item versioning level for a page group is set to Simple, you can set the item versioning level for a page or Portal Template to Audit (a higher level), but not to None (a lower level).
Note that, even when versioning is enabled, items with a status of Draft, do not use item versioning. New draft items always overwrite previous drafts.
To set the item versioning level for a page group, a page, or a Portal Template:
Log in to Oracle Portal.
Click the Build tab to bring it forward.
From the Page Groups portlet Work In drop-down list, select the page group that owns the relevant root page, standard or custom page, or Portal Template on which to set the item versioning level.
By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.
In the Layout & Appearance section, click the link to the relevant root page, sub-page, or Portal Template.
This opens the object in Edit mode.
Click the Properties link at the top of the page as follows:
To set item versioning on a page group, click Page Group: Properties.
To set item versioning on a page, click Page: Properties.
To set item versioning on a Portal Template, click Template: Properties.
On the resulting page, click the Items tab to bring it forward.
In the Item Versioning radio group, select:
None to completely replace the item's previous version when a newer version is provided. If you choose this option, none of the item's previous versions are retained in the Portal Repository.
Simple to provide the choice of completely replacing the previous version of the item with the newer version or adding a new version of the item that leaves the previous version untouched. If the contributor chooses the latter, all of the item's previous versions are retained in the Portal Repository.
The choices available here depend on the choice that was made at the page group level. That is, if the item versioning level for a page group is set to Simple, you have the choice of Audit at the page (or Portal Template) level, but not None.
Click OK to return to the page.