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Revision history

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Introduction

Each time Form Runner saves data to the database, it saves a new revision of the data. Each revision of the data has an associated timestamp.
Until Orbeon Forms 2023.1, this revision was only accessible through the database, for auditing purposes. Starting with Orbeon Forms 2023.1, Form Runner provides a user interface to access the revision history of a given form data.
Note that this feature is distinct from form definition versioning, which regards the versioning of published form definitions.

Enabling the feature

The feature is disabled by default. You can enable it globally by setting the following property to true:
<property
as="xs:boolean"
name="oxf.fr.navbar.revision-history.enable.*.*"
value="true"/>
This adds a "Revision History" icon in the navigation bar.
Revision History icon
Activating the icon opens the Revision History pane:
Revision History pane

The Revision History pane

The Revision History pane shows the list of revisions for the current form data, with the following information:
  • date and time of the change
  • username of the user that made the change, or "Anonymous user"
  • a description of the changes, including
    • value entered
    • value cleared
    • value changed
    • iteration added
    • iteration removed
    • other change
    • no change
For a given revision, you can click on the "View this revision" link to view the form data as it was at the time of that revision.
Viewing a specific revision

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