Viewing the Audit Trail

 

The TA Instrumentsí Integrity system provides secure, computer-generated, time-stamped audit trails to independently record events.  Each record identifies the person, time/date, and a description of the event.  Comments may be added, if desired, by the user.

The Audit Trail can be viewed from either the Advantage Instrument Control program or Universal Analysis program by selecting View/Audit Trail from the menu.  This window can be used to view audit trail events and add comments to an audit trail.  The events shown in this window can be sorted to enhance locating records using the Set Sort Order,  , functions. (See the Integrity online help for more information.)

Various events are recorded in the Audit Trail depending upon which Integrity program is in use. This section provides a description of the recorded events available through the Audit Trail Viewer.

What Events are Recorded for Instrument Control?

The recorded events for the Instrument Control program include:

Details of the experimental conditions (e.g., method, calibration, and instrument parameters) are recorded in the parameter block of the saved data record.  This information can be viewed in the Universal Analysis program by selecting View/Parameter Block.

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What Events are Recorded for Universal Analysis?

The recorded events for the Universal Analysis program include:

Details of the analyses are recorded in the analysis log within the saved analysis, PDF, or BMP image generated from Universal Analysis.  After opening a data record in Universal Analysis, all actions are recorded within the analysis log.  Once your analysis is complete, you can save this record, along with the associated analysis log, back to the database by selecting File/Save Analysis and/or File/Export PDF File.  If the data is not saved, the analysis log is not recorded.  Saved analysis logs can be viewed through the Database Viewer window.

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What Events are Recorded for the System Manager?

The recorded events for the TA System Manager program include:

The audit trail for the TA System Manager is only accessed through the TA System Manager by selecting System Settings, then selecting the System Log page.  See the Advantage Integrity Getting Started Guide or the online help for additional information.

The analysis log for a saved analysis record can be viewed through Universal Analysis using the View/Analysis Log option after opening the saved record.

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