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Use the Deleted Records module to restore a deleted record

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Use the Deleted Records module to restore a deleted record

You can recover deleted records that are in audited tables.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

The instance can track deletions on any table, and references on audited tables, with a few exceptions. Record deletions are not tracked in these circumstances.
  • Record deletions are not tracked on tables with the no_audit_delete=true dictionary attribute.
  • File attachments are not restored when the record is restored.
  • Deletions from tables with a sys prefix are not audited by default. You can configure specific system tables to audit deletions.
  • References are restored only if the reference field is on an audited table and the Restore Deleted Record plugin is activated.
  • References that use an Image field type are not restored.

To restore deleted records and references:

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Definition > Deleted Records.
  2. Open the deleted record that you want to restore.
    Note: You can only restore one deleted record and its associated references at a time.
  3. Do one of the following to restore the record.
    OptionDescription
    Undelete With Related Recovers the record and all cascaded deletes and other database actions that resulted from the delete.

    This option appears when a rollback context is available for the delete.

    Recover entire operation If this record was deleted as part of another delete, all records from the parent delete are recovered including all cascaded deletes and other database actions that resulted from the parent delete. If this is the top level delete, then this is the same as Undelete with Related.

    This option appears when a rollback context is available for the delete.

    Undelete Record Recovers only this record.
    An instructions page appears, explaining the process and its limitations.
  4. Click Restore deleted record.
    A Progress page shows the progress of the restore process, and shows a count of the references restored.

Result

When the process completes, a Restore Summary itemizes the changes and provides links for viewing the restored record or returning to the deleted records list.
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