Create a new item version If you alter a question associated with an item, then you can republish the item. The system may need to create a new version of the item and deactivate the previous version to ensure that items currently being requested are not affected by these changes. For example, if you change the default value of a question associated to an item, a new version of that item is automatically created when the changed item is published. As a result, you may see multiple records with the same item name in the Catalog Item Table [sc_cat_item] when viewing all items. The published version of the item is the only active one.