Hopefully you already know that you can add fields that auto-enter the account name, date, time or time stamp each time a user edits a record--thus a record of who last edited the record can be automatically saved with the record without any scripting.
The method you describe can be used to track all people that edited the record and what changes were made by each user.
It should work, but we'd need to see your script(s) to know why it isn't working for you.
To post a script to the forum:
- You can upload a screen shot of your script by using the Upload an Image controls located just below Post A Answer.
- You can print a script to a PDF, open the PDF and then select and copy the script as text from the opened PDF to your clipboard for pasting here. (with this approach, you can get multiple script steps on the same line, please edit the pasted text by inserting some returns to separate those steps.)
- If You have FileMaker Advanced, you can generate a database design report and copy the script as text from there.
- If you paste a text form of the script, you can use the Script Pretty box in the Known Bugs List database to paste a version that is single spaced and indented for a more professional and easier to read format.