Auditing

Auditing is a project-level feature that enables model administrators to record model changes in Enterprise Architect.

Features

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Detail

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Overview

By enabling Auditing, you can view information on changes such as:

Who changed an element
How many elements they changed
When they changed the data
What the previous values were, and
What type of elements they changed

 

Auditing does not record changes to:

RTF Templates
Model Documents
Baselines
Profiles

 

 

Quickstart

You can quickly enable auditing and see it in action.

 

Auditing Quickstart

Settings

Once auditing is enabled within a project, you have a variety of options available for customizing what is recorded by the audit.

 

Audit Settings

The Audit View

To view what has been recorded by the audit, use the Audit View, which provides an interface to everything recorded by auditing.

If security is enabled, you must have Audit View permission to display data in the Audit View.

 

Audit View

List of Available Permissions

Model Views

You can also obtain a snapshot of selected items in the model, using the Model View facility.

In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering or Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, this facility enables you to automatically generate a snapshot at intervals and, if there are changes in the items collected by the defined search, to trigger a notification to you of such changes.

This enables you to monitor work flow and other events of concern to you.

 

Model View

Monitor Events

RTF Report

You can generate an RTF report that includes the audit history information for the selected element or package, by choosing the basic + audit RTF template.

 

Generate Documentation

Audit History

Using Auditing, you can track changes to an element or connector over time.

However, enabling Auditing also enables an Audit History tab in the System Output window, which summarizes all changes made to the selected element or connector.

 

Audit History Tab

Performance Issues

By enabling auditing on a project, you increase the time taken for most actions.

For most modeling tasks, this increase is insignificant, however, there are some instances where the difference is more substantial.

 

Performance Issues

Notes

The Auditing facility is available in the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions
Warning - If your site runs separate editions of Enterprise Architect, when Auditing is turned on in a project any Desktop or Professional edition users are locked out of the project; to restore access, turn Auditing off in the project from the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering or Ultimate edition instance of Enterprise Architect