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Audit View Controls

The Audit View controls provide a variety of settings for controlling auditing and the display of audit records.




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Click to open the 'Audit Settings' dialog.

Audit Settings


Click to reload the Audit Tree, updated with any new audit results.


Click to display a menu of options to change the mode of the Audit View.


  • 'Default View' - to load large sets of log items independent of the Browser window; in this mode, a special Audit Settings group can be displayed in the Audit Tree, which records:
         -  When Auditing has been enabled and disabled
         -  Who made the change
         -  The date and time of the change
         -  Changes to the Audit Settings
         -  When Audit Operations are executed
         -  Security changes (which can be browsed in the same way as
            other changes)
  • 'Filtered to Browser' - to automatically synchronize with the Browser window; where changes have been made, the Audit View reflects your selection from the Browser window - if you click on:
         -  An element, the Audit View displays the history for that element
         -  A Package, the Audit View displays the history for that Package
            and its immediate children (but not the contents of nested Packages)
         -  A diagram, the Audit View displays the history for that diagram and
            its contents (which could be drawn from a wide area of the Browser
  • 'Sequential Event Log' - to display all audit records in chronological order without sorting, enabling you to see a progression of changes; this can be especially useful in determining date-time inconsistencies
    Any search and filtering you define still apply, enabling you to view all of today’s changes in order, or all changes for a particular element in order, or both
    Additional database information is displayed; this additional information might be insignificant or only in machine-readable format
  • 'Deleted' - to display only deleted records, but otherwise data is shown as in 'Default' mode; records can be sorted by element type or by user as required
The Audit View


Click to search through log items for a particular area - you can search by Name, Type or GUID.

The items are loaded and filtered with the current Group By, Time Period and Mode settings.

If you refresh the Audit View, you must run the search again.

Time Period

Click to display the 'Time Filter' dialog, to set the filter time period:

  • Today - to display changes occurring today
  • Previous Hour - to display changes occurring in the last 60 minutes
  • Previous 24 Hours - to display changes occurring in the last 24 hours
  • Previous Week - to display changes occurring in the last 7 days
  • Previous 30 Days - to display changes occurring in the last 30 days
  • Previous Year - to display changes occurring in the last 365 days
  • Custom - to define your own time period, using the From and To fields

The six pre-configured time periods automatically update when you click on the Refresh button; custom periods are static and do not automatically update.

Group By

Select the appropriate radio button for the required display setting:

  • Type - changes are grouped under element type (such as Class or Requirement), and then grouped under the changed element
Showing the audit tree with changes grouped by element type, in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.
  • User - changes are grouped under user name, each with the number of changes for that user
    Under each user name, changes are grouped as for the Type sort
Showing the audit tree with changes grouped by user, in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Status Text

(Displayed to the right of the 'Group By' panel) Read to see which:

  • Mode has been selected and
  • Time filter is being applied to the data