Auditing Settings

The Audit Settings dialog enables you to change what is recorded by the Auditing facility.

Access:    Project | Audit View: Audit Settings

Use to:

  • Define the areas of processing in Enterprise Architect to audit
  • Administer your audit records
  • Indicate the kind of model objects for which changes are to be recorded
  • Configure auditing to record changes to only certain types of elements

Reference:

Action

Usage

See also

Enable Auditing

Turn the Auditing facility on

 

Audit XMI Import

Include XMI importing in the audit

As version control uses XMI, this option must be selected to record changes from checking out packages

Version Control

Audit XMI Export

Include XMI exporting in the audit

As version control uses XMI, this option must be selected to record changes from checking out packages

Version Control

Audit Reverse Engineering

Include reverse engineering in the audit

 

Use Database Timestamp

Use the database server's timestamp instead of each user's local timestamp; this improves security

Not available for .eap project files

 

Save Logs

Save a copy of the logged audit items currently held in the project; these items remain in the project - use Clear Logs to remove them

Enterprise Architect prompts you to specify whether to save items covering a specific period of time

  • Click on the No button to save all log items currently held in the database
  • Click on the Yes button to display the Time Filter dialog, on which you select a standard time period or define your own

This function can be accessed through the Automation Interface

Audit View Controls

Repository

Clear Logs

Permanently delete all log data from the current project; use the Save Logs button first, to save the audit records outside the project

Enterprise Architect prompts you to specify whether to clear items covering a specific period of time

  • Click on the No button to clear all log items currently held in the database
  • Click on the Yes button to display the Time Filter dialog, on which you select a standard time period or define your own

This function can be accessed through the Automation Interface

Audit View Controls

Repository

Load Logs

Load a previously saved set of logs back into the project; if  the same record exists in both project and file, it is not reloaded

This function can be accessed through the Automation Interface

Repository

Core

Record changes to elements (including attributes and operations), packages, connectors and some model-level information

 

Standard

Record the same changes as the Core option, plus changes to diagrams

 

Extended

Record the same changes as the Standard option, plus changes to security

 

Maintenance

Audit maintenance elements only; that is:

  • Package
  • Requirement
  • Feature
  • Use Case
  • Actor
  • Note
  • Issue
  • Change

 

Core Structural

Audit maintenance elements plus some structural elements; that is:

  • Package
  • Class
  • Interface
  • Signal
  • Node
  • Component
  • Artifact
  • Part
  • Port
  • Device

 

All

Audit all elements

 

Custom

Audit element types that you specify

The Customize button is made available; click on this button to display a list of element types, and select the checkbox against each element type to include in the audit (or click on the Select All button to select every element type)

Click on the OK button to save the selection

 

Notes:

  • As the number of records increases, the performance of the Audit View reduces; it is recommended that audit records that are not regularly required are saved to file, then cleared from the project, to help ensure high performance
  • Connectors are audited when they are connected to an element that is included in the Audit Options
  • If security is enabled, you must have Audit View permission to turn Auditing on, and Audit Settings permission to change Audit settings