1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 30, 2013 6:31 AM by philmodjunk

    Creating a user activity log



      Creating a user activity log


           Fairly novice designer here.  I am having trouble determining the proper scripting and calculations needed to log user activity.  I want to be able to see what each user of the database has created or edited so that it can then be displayed in a report.  I currently have some of this running as a script trigger once a record has been committed.  The record is committed in the data entry table, a multi-lined script then runs with "Set Field" and various "Get" functions to be auto-entered into a separate "log" table. The main fields I want include timestamp, account name and active field name "Get" functions.  The problem is that it returns the active field name as one from the log table, not the data entry table.  Any suggestions on how to specify this?  They are related tables.

        • 1. Re: Creating a user activity log

               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.

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