History of changes

Mac Lewandowski - Dataedo Team Mac Lewandowski 6th April, 2022

This feature is available in from version 10.2.

History of changes

How to access history?

To view the history of changes you need to right-click on an input which past values you are interested in.

Entry point

From the dropdown, you should pick the "View History" option which will open a new window. There you will see a list of all saved changes, with authors and details available after you select a row.

History Window

Please note that history contains only changes done after upgrading to the version which supports saving history. If history remains empty after your edits, then check if your admin didn't disable it (Configuration section in this article).

Which fields have history

Currently Dataedo supports saving history for some of the objects and some of the fields. In the next releases we will be adding more to the list.

Tables, Views, Structures:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Custom Fields

Columns, Terms:

  • Title
  • Decription

Technical considerations

Where is data saved?

Data is saved in the repository in the changes_history table. Find out more about structure in the Repository Schema documentation.

Please keep in mind that storing history might consume a lot of space, so we advise you consider periodical clearing oldest results from the changes_history table.

Disabling history

In case you would like to stop saving history to save space (or for any other reason), you can do so but changing the value in the dbo.configuration table. Just set the value DISABLED for the SAVE_HISTORY_OF_CHANGES key.

Config

Please note that this setting only influences saving the history. So opening the history window will still be available, as one can browse already saved history.

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