Collection and Item IDs don't change after restoring to backup

Right now if you restore your site via backup, the collection IDs and Item IDs will change. If you're using the API to reference specific items in another system, this can break your process.

There should at least be a warning, and really these IDs shouldn't change as they wouldn't in another database system when it goes to a backup.

  • Phil Strazzulla
  • May 3 2020
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  • Team Shift commented
    5 Jun, 2023 10:06am

    1000000% we have to redo so much work on our custom integrations because of this!

  • Riley Brown commented
    31 May, 2023 08:10pm

    I just spent a full day working through issues caused by backing up my site by a few minutes and losing all of my IDs.

    Lesson learned. Webflow's site backup feature is currently useless in my case! Can't be losing all of my connections.

  • The Main Line Fly Tyers commented
    26 Jul, 2022 03:11pm

    Crickets. There should at least be an official release now so developers can move away from Webflow now before getting deeper in the quicksand. Yes? Not now? Never? What is the deal?

  • Ostmodern Support commented
    11 Jun, 2022 09:15pm

    Any update on this ? Is a fix even under consideration ?

  • Hrag Sarkissian commented
    11 Jun, 2022 09:09pm

    Also ... why is the warning message that item id's can change ?? afaiks they always change on a restore ? Kind of gives a glimmer of hope when none exists.

  • Hrag Sarkissian commented
    11 Jun, 2022 09:07pm

    This is a deal breaker for us continuing to use Webflow. As i'm sure you are aware any integrations rely heavily on collection and item ids' . (as your api relies heavily on these!). Is this likely to ever be addressed ? If no we are out.

  • Andre commented
    7 Apr, 2022 07:03am

    Wasnt aware of it. Have to update 600 item now in Airtaible and integromat.

  • SH commented
    22 Jul, 2021 02:30pm

    How much time does Webflow take to fix a small bug that could be fixed in 1-2 hours? Cause it's been over an year now.

  • Speakeasy commented
    9 Jul, 2021 12:03am

    My team experienced this issue recently. I created another wishlist item with some ideas for addressing it and would love your votes or feedback on it!

  • Edgaras Benediktavicius commented
    7 Jun, 2021 11:09pm

    This just killed my whole project IDs...

  • Lukas Van Orshoven commented
    12 Apr, 2021 03:18pm

    This is unbelievable

  • Lindsay Monroe commented
    6 Mar, 2021 02:55am

    There should be a warning!!! I have such a mess to clean up now. Terrible.

  • George Kazakos commented
    27 Nov, 2020 11:06am

    I have just experienced this almighty ball-ache! Because of this my automated Zapier process failed and new users didn't have log in pages!!! Why the hell would item IDs change?!

  • Austin Hay commented
    4 Oct, 2020 06:24pm

    Experienced this pain today too. jesus.

  • Rick Lindquist commented
    23 Sep, 2020 12:05am

    I've now felt this pain. It is not a good feeling.

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