BarnOwl objects all have a History log, which keeps track of changes made to any item by operation type:
You can view the History for an item by clicking the button at the top of the item form.
In this example, we are going to use the Risk form as an example, but all BarnOwl object forms contain this button, except for the Key Indicator capture/edit form.
The History form shows you the name of the user, the date and time when the change was made, and what changes were made.
From version 8.5, you can also view change history for custom fields in risks, controls and objectives, but you cannot view custom fields which have been deleted.
Item-specific custom fields are prefixed by a * symbol, while Unit/Process/Template custom fields are prefixed by a + symbol.
Custom fields will only be displayed automatically if you have selected the check box in the Preferences form. If you have not selected this option, no custom fields will be displayed.
For information about Preferences, see Specifying Preferences.
The BarnOwl History form works the same way as a BarnOwl register. This means that you can filter the grid, save a Favourite view and export the register to Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word.
For more information about this, see About the BarnOwl Registers.
You can also add or remove columns using the BarnOwl Field Chooser.
(For more information on the BarnOwl Field Chooser, see The BarnOwl Field Chooser).
From version 8.5.1, you can compare two history items to view changes.
To view the changes made by a user: