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Database record auditing

Database record auditing allows you to check the Service Manager database for modifications to specified fields within a file. When you update records in a file, record auditing tracks the updates when Paging is not available, whereas Paging creates a unique record or page for every update.

Database Manager detects field modifications by comparing the input values in fields from the original version of a record to the values of the same fields in the updated version. When a modification is detected, Database Manager generates an Audit Log entry containing the following information:

  • The name of the modified fields.
  • The old and new version of the data.
  • The date and time of the modification.
  • The user ID of the operator who modified the record.

Related topics

Audit log file
Audit processing
Audit specifications file

Start database record auditing
Add an audit specifications record
Add lookup functionality to Format Control
Define an audit specifications entry
Invoke auditing
Open the audit specifications table
Set up event triggers
Test audit lookup functionality