Back out an Update Set

You can back out changes to existing records for any committed update set.

About this task

Note: Do not back out the Default Update Set because that can damage the configuration of the instance.
Note: If you commit, back out, and then reapply a remote Update Set, errors appear in the previewer because backing out an Update Set creates ‘delete’ updates in the current Update Set. The deletes are considered more recent changes and cause collisions.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Update Sets > Retrieved Update Sets or System Update Sets > Local Update Sets.
  2. Open the Update Set record.
    Note: The currently selected application affects what options are available for the update set. Make sure you select the application, such as Global, that matches the contents of the update set.
  3. Carefully review the contents of the Update Set and consider whether there will be problems if it is backed out. See Expected results of the back out process for an update set
    If backing out an Update Set is not sufficient or will cause issues, then, instead, create and commit a new Update Set to reverse the customizations.
  4. Click Back Out. A Progress page displays actions, progress, and problems. Problems are changes in more recent Update Sets that affect the Update Set that is being backed out. The backout preview process generates a warning for each problem. You must resolve each problem before proceeding with the back out.
    • To keep the latest version, click Use Current.
    • To back out to the previous version, click Back Out.

    All changes are reversed as described in the table. The current Update Set tracks all of the new changes that occur.

    The Update Set and all associated update records are deleted. If needed, you can still navigate to the retrieved Update Set, preview it, and commit it again.

    Note: If you commit, back out, and then reapply a remote Update Set, errors appear in the previewer because backing out an Update Set creates ‘delete’ updates in the current Update Set. The deletes are considered more recent changes and cause collisions.