Confluence Attachment Version Issue

I have a client who has sent out a communication containing a link to a specific attachment version. Something like: 


The problem that we have is that the attachment has now been updated, creating a new version and effectively breaking the link.

In dev, I have replicated this and tried to update the attachment data directly in the database, using the below:

set DATA = (select DATA from ATTACHMENTDATA where ATTACHMENTID = <new version id>)
where ATTACHMENTID = <v2 id>

This seems to corrupt the file.


Any help would be great as I've hit a brick wall with this.

  1. Can I edit a specific version of an attachment?
  2. Can I copy the data of one version to another?
  3. Can I redirect a specific url?


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Stephen Sifers Community Champion Feb 13, 2015

Is there a requirement to link the very specific version of the attachment?

A work around would be to link to the latest greatest version of the file, such as:


Doing the above will always link you to the latest version of the file regardless if it has been updated, saved, or reverted.

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