Showing audit log comments at the top of the record


I think showing the audit log comments in a more prominent place could increase the use of this function.You might also consider showing the change commentary when the user has been asked for reasons why they changed the record. This would also resemble the new table in the Documents module.

The comments could be for example presented at the top of each record, similar to new Related Records feature.

The downside here is of course is that it would add material to the top of the record, but this could be perhaps overcome with some clever design.

Example from comments in a Corrective Action record:

Default State

By default the comments would be invisible if there are none.


Collapsed state

COMMENTS 3 comments Show...


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John Smith (25/01/2015 at 4PM): "I don't think it's necessary to take the second action detailed in this record. We can come back to that next year."

Patty Marr (26/01/2015 at 5PM): "Yes, I agree. I would recommend removing that action."

John Smith edited record at stage Action Details (26/01/2015 at 6PM): "Deleted the second action and added a note to our quality objectives about returning to this next year"

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  • Amusik
  • Apr 2 2015
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  • Phil Crisler commented
    March 25, 2016 14:46

    It would also be really, really nice if the comments entered into the change log would show on the email that notifies others of a change to the document. This way they would know if they needed to read the document or not; i.e. Reason for Change Comment: "added new photo"... maybe the Production staff will want to look at it, but the Plant Manager may not. Now they both have to go to the document and click the Audit Log to see why it was updated, then decide to open it or not.

    I could just change who I send the notification to, but I don't want to make the decision for them as to whether they would want to see the new photo or not, so I send the notification to all managers and supervisors.