History Tab

Modified on Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 at 12:38 PM



Whenever a change is made in ManagementStudio, a change history record is created with a description of the change, who made it and when. History records cannot be edited. ManagementStudio has a comprehensive audit system that logs actions that users perform, object types, timestamps and other details. This tab also includes views and filters to help you navigate through the audit records.

Accessing the History Tab

To view the History tab:

  • Choose the relevant module from the vertical menu bar on the left (1), in this example, Applications, and double click an item from the main grid (2) to open the details panel.

  • Click the History tab (1).

The History Tab Layout

Although the options will vary between modules, the layout consists of two core areas:

  • The Control Bar (2) across the top provides quick access to common features. Because the history table can become so large, you can utilise the search and filter tools to limit the table's content based on certain text or based on a specific time period. More information from left to right:

ReloadReloads the page undoing any changes
History type Drop down menuIt is possible to display the history fields within the Details, Customs Forms, Surveys, Test Sign off for any module
From/ToThis defines the date range 
Normal/VerboseToggle between a normal view mode and a verbose view mode. Note, the verbose mode display more information on the grid
Search Grid/Clear SearchFunctionality to search the items on the grid
Show/Hide Grid Group BarGrouping functionality. required if grouping the information by a particular heading
Select Grid ItemsSelect functionality
Copy/Export Grid ItemsOption to copy and export the items on the grid
Pivot to Table/ChartProvides the ability to manipulate and analyze the data
Grid Column ChooserAllows the user to add additional columns to the grid
HelpAccess to Online Help article

The Verbose logging is not available in either Custom Forms or Links.

  • The History Grid (3) displays all the history fields within the selected options (Details, Custom Forms, Surveys, Test Sign offs). The following fields are available in view on the details page:
  • Property - the fields on the details page that the action was performed on
  • Old Value - the previous value on the field
  • New Value - the new value of the field
  • Changed By - the user who initiated the action
  • Date Changed - the date and time when the audit action occurred
  • HistoryId - the identifier for the audited item; each tracked action has its own unique identifier


Using the Grid Column chooser, a User can add additional columns to the main grid.

Keyboard Shortcuts

This tab supports a keyboard shortcut.

  • Reload: CTRL+R 

Further Support

If you require further support, please visit ManagementStudio's Service Desk to search the knowledge base or create a new support ticket.