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Configuring Audit Trail

Audit trail is the mechanism for recording various user activities in a datasource, particularly those related to working with documents, folders, and work areas. Audit trail records are stored in the database, and users in ProjectWise Explorer can access this information by reviewing the properties of a particular document or folder (for example). The audit trail will show the recent history of actions performed on the selected object.

Every datasource contains a set of audit trail record types (such as Document, Folder, and User), and each record type contains a set of logging options that are used to record actions specific to the record type. In a new datasource, all of these logging options are turned on by default, so you only need to disable the options you do not want to use. You should only keep on the logging options related to the activities you feel are most important to record.

Depending on the level of activity in your datasource and the logging options you have turned on, your audit trail can grow large, fast. You can configure audit trail to keep only the most recent records, or to keep up to a maximum number of records at any one time. When the ProjectWise Design Integration Server disposes of the old or excess records, it is referred to as audit trail truncation. Truncation is an option. If you decide to truncate the audit trail, you can choose to have the old or excess records deleted permanently from the database, or archived in a secondary table in the database. Archived audit trail records are not visible to users in ProjectWise Explorer, however, the administrator can access them using a database application if needed.