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"Author" field retained when copying elements
« on: March 16, 2013, 02:17:00 am »
Hi all,

If you copy an element or a package structure, the elements, diagrams etc retain the original "Author" field.

This is very annoying in a team environment where one person (me) sets up the structures for the different teams to use.

Can we agree this is a bug, or should I log it as a feature request?

I would also like an option to specify that the "Author" field reflect the identity of the last updater, rather than remaining fixed until explicitly modified.
But I wouldn't call the current behavior a bug in this case.


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Re: "Author" field retained when copying elements
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 04:09:40 am »
I concur with the copy. It should not retain the original author but set the id of the copier.

For the modification: it was discussed elsewhere and I think that you should get this from the audit log. The author is the author, not the person which modified an element.