Log of changes - who deleted a contact, registration, or changed data
Is there a way to find out which admin deleted or changed a contact registration or details.
For example we have an event which a company registered their attendees and paid online. One of the admins deleted the registration. Is there a way to find out which admin deleted that contact?
If this is not available could is possibly be added in the future? I like the fact that the 4.0 service will allow read only admin access which will help with this issue but I am still curious which of my admins deleted that contact.
Dmitry Buterin commented
Becky, there are different ways to track database history depending on the intended usage. What would really help us is a a detailed example of a couple of situations of how this might be used in your organization.
Becky Parsons commented
I'm adding to a thread that is 2 years old. But this triggers a question I've had in my mind for a long time.
Wild Apricot is the only software system I've experienced that has no history of database changes. When there are several people who can access the database, or just to identify a mistake, it is valuable to have such a history.
We should be able to search the database history by: admin name, change date range, contact/member name, contact account number.
Evgeny Zaritovskiy commented
You're right - we have been talking about for a long time but without any practical results. Too many other thing we focused on.
I think that it is not enough to just know who deleted something and when but also there should be a way restore this information somehow. Or you think it's enough to start from just logging admins activity and do not focus on restoring?
James Kerich commented
I remember this issue coming up years ago. I thought you built the backbone for this, but never implemented it? For instance, I use or maybe still do get a pop up when I delete a registration asking why the registration was deleted. Can't remember if that pop up still shows up now or not. Not sure why you didn't move forward with that.
I also remember about a year ago a discussion thread regarding implementing an audit trail or an activity log report that could be viewed to show what is going on and happening on the application. Not sure what ever came of that. The audit log or activity log would be very useful as I know we have wondered what happened at times when funky stuff happens on the WA site. Hope to see that come back up on the to do list.
Dmitry Buterin commented
This is not currently possible - good point, I can see why this might be useful.
Goldmine jody commented
It would be useful to be able to know when notes are added in the contact database and by whom if there is with more than one person adding data. e.g. "Called her and l/m re: missed payment" More useful if entered as: "2014-05-12-JH-Called and l/m re....."