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
  • Reviewed
  • Andre commented
    7 Apr 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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