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Same as Audit.Changed, but here you pass the list of fields to check.

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Audit 3.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Audit.Changed2"; timestamp; TableName; FieldsToCheck )   More


Parameter Description Example value
timestamp Pass here the timestamp field you added for auditing to the table. AuditTimeStamp
TableName The name of the table.
With 10.2 optionally as second value the name of the audit log table unless you take the default AuditLog.
FieldsToCheck A list of field names to check. "myField"


Returns 1.


Same as Audit.Changed, but here you pass the list of fields to check.
With plugin version 4.4 you can use * on the end of the name to match all names starting with same text.

The Audit.Changed2 function with passing field list is quicker than the Audit.Changed function as we skip querying the field list from FileMaker.


Log record on changes:

MBS( "Audit.Changed2"; MyTable::AuditTimeStamp; "MyTable"; "firstName"; "lastName"; "age" )

Run Audit.Changed2 with list of fields in a global field in the table:

Evaluate("MBS(\"Audit.Changed2\"; GetAsTimeStamp(\"" & Events::AuditTimeStamp & "\"); \"Events\"; \"" & Substitute(Events::AuditFields; "¶"; "\"; \"") & "\")")

Run Audit with GetFieldName with v8.3 or newer:

MBS("Audit.Changed2"; // call with positive list
AuditTimeStamp; // the timestamp field to trigger this
"Audit"; // the name of table
GetFieldName ( SomeText); // the fields to check
GetFieldName ( SomeNumber);
GetFieldName ( SomeTime);
GetFieldName ( SomeTimeStamp);
GetFieldName ( SomeContainer);
"InsideScript|" & $$InsideScript) // and we pass an extra field with global variable

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

FileMaker Magazin

Release notes

  • Version 10.4
    • Fixed a crash in Audit functions when querying GetFieldID internally. Affects Audit.Backup, Audit.Backup2, Audit.Changed, Audit.Changed2, Audit.Delete and Audit.Delete2 functions.
  • Version 10.2
    • For Audit.Changed and Audit.Changed2 you can now customize AuditLog table name. The table name parameter can be a list and include first the table name for the table to check and second the name of the audit table name. If second is empty, we default to AuditLog.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 2nd April 2020

Audit.Changed   -   Audit.ClearCaches

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