Auditing

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

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Topic

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

RTF Dialog Options

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