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Log record deletion.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Audit 2.8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Audit.Delete"; TimeStamp; TableName { ; FieldsToIgnore } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
TimeStamp Pass here the timestamp field you added for auditing to the table. AuditTimeStamp
TableName The name of the table.
With 10.2 optionally as second value the name of the audit log table unless you take the default AuditLog.
FieldsToIgnore A list of field names to ignore. Global fields and those set with Audit.SetIgnoredFieldNames are always ignored. "myField" Optional


Returns 1.


Log record deletion.
In order to log record deletion, please go to "Manage Accounts & Privileges" dialog in FileMaker. Check the Privileges Sets tab and create a new custom privilege set. You can duplicate one of the existing ones like the "Data Entry Only" set. Edit the new privilege set and select for Records the custom privileges option in the popup menu. For the custom record privileges, you choose for delete the limited option in the popup menu. Now in the specify calculation dialog, you enter the function: MBS( "Audit.Delete" ). Done for this table. Repeat for other tables and for other privilege sets you need.
The plugin will analyse the record on deletion now and write down values to AuditLog table with Create/Changed entries if the record was not yet analyzed or not completely analyzed so far. Finally for a delete operation, it logs a delete entry.

In the fields to ignore parameters you can pass also "FieldName|Value" to assign special values automatically. As this parameter can be build with a calculation, you can query variables or other tables for information you want to log.

You can call Audit.SetIgnoredFieldNames in order to have the plugin ignore some fields. Or pass the field names to this function.

Be aware that even if you call this function from the calculation in privileges the deletion may be cancelled later and you have deleted logged, but not executed. You an work around by implementing your own dialog for user to cancel.


Log record on delete:

MBS( "Audit.Delete"; MyTable::AuditTimeStamp; "MyTable" )

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Release notes

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 20th April 2020

Audit.ClearCaches   -   Audit.Delete2

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