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Track changes in application by username - Access 2013 web app

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Title pretty much says it all. I have built my application, seems to work well. We will have several people entering and editing data, and we would like to be able to track changes based on the login credentials used to access the web application. I see that local Access has that ability, but trawling through all the options in the web app, I simply don't see any controls to grab the name of the logged user.

Is this possible? If so, I would like to request some information as to how it can be accomplished. Thanks!
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<<Is this possible?>>

 Not that I'm aware of.  Web apps are very limited in what you can do with them.

Jim.
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You could perhaps use the BeforeUpdate data macro:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/gg549169%28v=office.14%29.aspx

Or perhaps an AfterUpdate?
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I'm aware of the before and after update function, but what I didn't see is the item I'd need to pull who was currently entering the data, based on the AD login used to access the page.

Maybe I can add it to the list of hopeful future features.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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This is 2013 too, which is a big difference.  Web databases in 2013 are  really different then what was in 2007/2010.

But with any of them there is no VBA of course and only a handfull of macro actions, none of which let you get to anything in the environment.  Basic CRUD operations is about it.

I was thinking maybe you could do it on the SQL server side, but I think you'd get the same user name back in every case, which would be the sharepoint server.

Jim.
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Thanks Jim, I was thinking about the SQL side as well, and came to the same conclusion, but was hoping there was just something I just didn't come across. It is hard to find good information regarding the 2013 version since so much has changed, most of the "google-fu" information is outdated at this point.

For the functionality to exist, it would have to be able to poll the sharepoint server, of course. I admit I am not well versed in how that works or how the authentication is logged, so it may just never be a feature.

I'll just deal with it by keeping close tabs on who is doing data entry.
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