In the Catalog pane, right-click a feature class and use the Feature Class Properties dialog box to enable editor tracking and record when features or fields are modified, and by whom.
Changes made to versioned data are recorded when the edit is made, regardless of when you reconcile and post your changes. Reconciled conflicts are recorded to the edited version based on the conflict resolution policy.
You can specify coordinated universal time (UTC) or the time zone where the database is located. Existing dates are considered to be in the specified time standard.
To learn about other methods for enabling editor tracking, see Configure and enable editor tracking.
Enable and configure editor tracking
- On the View tab, click Catalog Pane , and expand Databases .
- Expand the default database or the database containing your data.
- Right-click the feature class you want to track, and click Properties .
The Feature Class Properties dialog box appears.
- Click Editor Tracking.
- Check Enable editor tracking.
- Uncheck this setting to disable editor tracking.
- Choose the fields to update when a feature or record is created.
- Creator Field—Stores the name of the user who created the feature or record.
- Create Date Field—Stores the date a feature or record was created.
- Choose the fields to update when a feature or record is edited.
- Editor Field—Stores the name of the user who last edited a feature or record.
- Edit Date Field—Stores the date a feature or record was last edited.
- Choose the time standard.
- UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)—Record dates in UTC. This is the default.
- Time zone of database—Record dates in the time zone where the database is located.
- Click the OK.
Enable editor tracking for multiple feature classes
To enable editor tracking for multiple feature classes in a batch process, add the geoprocessing tool to a model in ModelBuilder and use an iterator to cycle through datasets, feature classes or tables.
- On the Analysis tab, in the Geoprocessing group, click ModelBuilder .
A new model view appears.
- In the Insert group, click the Iterators drop-down arrow and choose Iterate Feature Classes or Iterate Datasets.
Only one iterator can be used per model. If you need to enable tracking on both feature classes and tables, you need to construct two models.
- On the canvas, double-click the iterator, or right-click it and click Open.
The dialog box appears.
- In the Workspace text box, type the name of the dataset or feature class, or click Browse and browse to it.
- To iterate through all subfolders in the workspace, check Recursive.
This enables tracking on all the feature classes in the specified geodatabase or dataset.
- On the iterator dialog box, click OK.
The dialog box closes.
- In the Insert group, click Tools .
- In the Geoprocessing pane, in the search box, type editor.
The editor tracking tools appear in the pane.
- Drag the Enable Editor Tracking tool onto the canvas.
- Connect the iterator output feature class or dataset parameter to the Enable Editor Tracking tool input using one of the following methods:
- On the Enable Editor Tracking dialog box, click the Input Dataset drop-down arrow and choose the iterator output feature class or dataset parameter.
- Click the iterator output feature class or dataset parameter, drag a connector to the Enable Editor Tracking tool, and click Input Dataset.
- Double-click the Enable Editor Tracking tool, or right-click it and click Open.
- Specify the remaining parameters and click OK.
The dialog box closes.
- On the ModelBuilder tab, in the Run group, click Run .