Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-17217

support tracking and displaying information about record creation and editing

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8.7, 1.9.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
      None
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Rank:
      2234

      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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          Robert Brenstein created issue -
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          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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          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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          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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          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.
          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 ]
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          Link This issue has a non-specific relationship to MDL-15211 [ MDL-15211 ]
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          Link This issue has a non-specific relationship to MDL-14396 [ MDL-14396 ]
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          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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          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.
          Robert Brenstein made changes -
          Link This issue has a clone MDL-18570 [ MDL-18570 ]
          Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Workflow jira [ 29368 ] MDL Workflow [ 44143 ]
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