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See what changes were made for each project and program within your portfolio, when these changes were made and by whom. This lets you identify if a project's details are up to date.
- How to Find the Change Log
- How the Change Log Works
How to Find the Change Log
To access the Change Log, you need to have the Access Change Log right.
You can find the Change Log for Projects in the following views:
The Change Log for Programs is only available in the Portfolio Designer.
Click the hour icon in the right sidebar to open the Information Panel with the Change Log.
How the Change Log Works
The Change Log allows you to keep a history of all changes made to a project, program or all projects and programs within a selected portfolio. Each Change Log entry contains the following information:
- Who (name and profile picture)
- When (date and time depending on your browser settings)
- Which Project/Program (Portfolio Change Log only)
- detail that was changed
- old value and new value (changes in rank and rank category do not display the old value)
When you select a project or program, the Change log displays only its changes.
If no project or program is selected, the Change Log displays all changes made to all projects and programs within the current portfolio. To open a project's details from the Portfolio Change Log, move your cursor over an entry in the Change Log and click the square icon that appears after the project name.
Only changes made to projects and programs that are within the selected date range are displayed.
Changes to projects began being logged as of 11/10/2020, and changes to programs as of 02/03/2021. Changes made before these dates have not been logged.
Changes are still being logged even when no users have the access right to view them. As soon as you grant a user group access to the Change Log, those users will be able to see all changes logged including those made before they were granted the right.
If a user is deactivated, their changes will still be displayed and their name will be changed to "Deactivated User".
Which Changes Are Logged?
Changes made to project data are logged for each project as follows:
- Project Fields: Users will only see changes to fields for which they have at least read only rights.
- Financial Events: Since financial events do not have names, they are identified by their Due Date. If the Due Date is changed, the financial event is identified by its Timing in this entry.
- Changes in timing: e.g., moving, extending or shortening a project, or inserting zero allocations
- Adding or Removing a Project from a Program
- Apply from/Submit to Plan of Record: only single projects
For each program, the following changes are logged:
- Adding a program (either a new one or by duplicating an existing one)
- Changing a program name
The following types of changes made are logged:
- Manual Changes: made in a project's details, the Board View or in the Portfolio Designer
- Changes made using the REST API
- Changes made using the Zapier
- Changes made using the Quick Import
Only the change itself and not the source of a change is logged.
Previous change entries of deleted project data (e.g., milestones) remain in the Change Log. In place of the name, "(deleted)" is added to the project data (e.g., "(deleted milestone)").
Which Changes Are Not Logged?
The following changes are not logged:
- Milestone Dependencies
- Project Segments
- Apply from/Submit to Plan of Record: not complete scenarios or the Plan of Record
- Auto-Schedule: changes made to the start and finish date by using the Auto-Schedule feature
- Additional information when adding projects: When a project is added manually via Add Project, only the Name, Start and Finish are noted in the Change Log entry. Additional information such as project manager (in the Portfolio Designer, Board View and Goals View) or the value of the current project field (in the Board View) are not noted in the entry.
- Rank Changes to Programs
Understanding How Entries Are Displayed
To structure the Change Log for projects as clearly as possible, we have optimized the display of entries as follows:
- All changes that are made within one minute on the same project by the same user are grouped together in one entry.
- Only direct changes are logged, not the changes that follow from them (e.g., when changing a project’s timing, the Change Log only displays the moving of the project, but the resulting changes to allocations will not be logged).
- When you change the name of a project detail, the entire Change Log displays the current name, even in older entries. This allows you to more easily locate previous change entries for this project detail.