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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-17217

support tracking and displaying information about record creation and editing

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Inactive
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8.7, 1.9.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
      None
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      The database module keeps track of who created a given record. It would also be useful for it to also keep track of who last updated it. At least, I can't see a way to see the latter. In a number of instances, it would be useful to know who entered the current data. It might not be the creator.

      Furthermore, there should be a way to display that information when viewing data records. For example, there could be predefined keywords to display the creator and last editor . I mean entities like [creator] or [lasteditor] that can be included in templates. Same for [createdate] and [lasteditdate].

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            robek Robert Brenstein created issue -
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            robek Robert Brenstein added a comment -

            Actually, as of 1.9.1, the module has

            ##timeadded##
            ##timemodified##

            It is not clear whether these are really time only or the proper timestamp (date and time).
            Anyway, in parallel, to those, I suggest

            ##createdby##
            ##modifiedby##

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            robek Robert Brenstein added a comment - Actually, as of 1.9.1, the module has ##timeadded## ##timemodified## It is not clear whether these are really time only or the proper timestamp (date and time). Anyway, in parallel, to those, I suggest ##createdby## ##modifiedby##
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            robek Robert Brenstein added a comment -

            Sorry, clicked add before finishing editing

            Should be

            ##createdbyfirstname##
            ##createdbylastname##
            ##modifiedbyfirstname##
            ##modifiedbylastname##

            Also, in addition to ##timexxxx##

            ##dateadded##
            ##datemodofied##

            Being able to control displaying time and date independently is just as useful as being able to control display first and last name independently.

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            robek Robert Brenstein added a comment - Sorry, clicked add before finishing editing Should be ##createdbyfirstname## ##createdbylastname## ##modifiedbyfirstname## ##modifiedbylastname## Also, in addition to ##timexxxx## ##dateadded## ##datemodofied## Being able to control displaying time and date independently is just as useful as being able to control display first and last name independently.
            robek Robert Brenstein made changes -
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            Link This issue has a non-specific relationship to MDL-9758 [ MDL-9758 ]
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            Link This issue has a non-specific relationship to MDL-9625 [ MDL-9625 ]
            robek Robert Brenstein made changes -
            Link This issue has a non-specific relationship to MDL-15211 [ MDL-15211 ]
            robek Robert Brenstein made changes -
            Link This issue has a non-specific relationship to MDL-14396 [ MDL-14396 ]
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            robek Robert Brenstein added a comment -

            I have attached a file to MDL-9625 which provides instructions for hacking Moodle 1.6, 1.7, and 1.8 to implement this functionality. The same hack for Moodle 1.9 enhances the standard implementation by offering separate tags for date and time.

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            robek Robert Brenstein added a comment - I have attached a file to MDL-9625 which provides instructions for hacking Moodle 1.6, 1.7, and 1.8 to implement this functionality. The same hack for Moodle 1.9 enhances the standard implementation by offering separate tags for date and time.
            robek Robert Brenstein made changes -
            Link This issue has a clone MDL-18570 [ MDL-18570 ]
            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
            Workflow jira [ 29368 ] MDL Workflow [ 44143 ]
            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
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            marina Marina Glancy added a comment -

            We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over two years and also did not collect many votes. It is possible that it has been already implemented in a more recent version of Moodle, or it is not highly demanded. There are unlimited number of ways Moodle functinality can be expanded and improved but we would like to concentrate on the features that will benefit majority of users, and which can not be implemented as plugins. If you have a suggestion for improving Moodle core, and there is no open issue for it in the tracker, please start a new forum discussion to see how many other users agree with you, and then create a new issue providing as many details as possible.

            ==BLK2YIMP20141121==

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            marina Marina Glancy added a comment - We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over two years and also did not collect many votes. It is possible that it has been already implemented in a more recent version of Moodle, or it is not highly demanded. There are unlimited number of ways Moodle functinality can be expanded and improved but we would like to concentrate on the features that will benefit majority of users, and which can not be implemented as plugins. If you have a suggestion for improving Moodle core, and there is no open issue for it in the tracker, please start a new forum discussion to see how many other users agree with you, and then create a new issue providing as many details as possible. ==BLK2YIMP20141121==
            marina Marina Glancy made changes -
            Status Open [ 1 ] Closed [ 6 ]
            Assignee moodle.com [ moodle.com ]
            Resolution Inactive [ 10000 ]

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