12Audit History

This chapter contains the following:

Setup Tasks for Audit History in Product Management

Before you can use audit policies in Oracle Fusion Product Hub, you must complete this task in the Setup and Maintenance work area.

Task Description

Manage Audit Policies

The Manage Audit Policy task lists Product Hub business objects and their attributes available for audit. You can re-calibrate your audit policy to suit changing business needs.

Audit Trail

Use audit trail to identify Product Hub business objects that you want to track for data changes and object definition changes. You can review the change history online. You can also export it into spreadsheet and review the change history offline. In order to audit changes, you must define an audit policy.

The Manage Audit Policy task lists all the Product Hub business objects and their attributes that are available for audit. You can access this task from the following in the Setup and Maintenance work area:

  • Offering: Product Management

  • Functional Area: Audit Trail

  • Task: Manage Audit Policies

You can define your audit policy by selecting the objects and the attributes. For auditing descriptive flexfields, select the business object and click Create. Then, select the Flexfields (Additional Attributes) check box from the Audited Attributes column. You can now select all the additional attributes for audit purposes.

When you change the Product Hub business objects listed in the audit policy, the application logs who (user ID) changed what (add, or update, or delete) and when (date and time). The changes are recorded only for the objects and attributes that are members of the audit policy.

These data changes are tracked and logged:

  • Data inserts

  • Data updates

  • Data deletions

Audit Trail Versus New Item Request and Changes Orders

Audit trail is not the same functionality as the New Item Request or Change Order functionality. New item requests and change orders are approval-oriented changes. Audit trail automatically logs data change events that were triggered by any functionality, including new item requests and change orders.

Search Parameter and Result

This table lists the search parameters that are used in the audit and the outcome of their selection in the detailed report.

Search Parameter Result of Selection

Business Object Type

Narrows the search results to that specific business object within the selected product.

Include Child Objects

Displays entire child objects that were listed in the business object when the audit was set up.

Note: This displays the objects at the immediate parent-child level only. To view the children at subsequent levels, select the child object as the business object type and search again.

Show Attribute Details

  • Displays the name of each attribute you have created, updated, or deleted, and the corresponding old and replaced values.

  • Enables the attribute list so that you can select a specific attribute and view its change record.

  • Enables the Show Extended Object Identifier Columns check box to display.

Show additional object identifier columns

Displays the instances (contexts) in which the business object was used. The context values identify the objects and the transactions in which they were used. Each context is unique and assigns a unique description to the business object. For example, if an item is made purchasable in a child organization, then the child organization is listed as the context.

Access Audit Reports

To access the audit reports and view the tracked changes, click Navigator > Audit Reports.

Enable Auditing for Configured Objects

You can configure specific objects and attributes using audit policies, which can then be audited for configuration changes. Once you enable the objects for audit, navigate to Audit Reports, and view changes such as when the object or its configured attributes were created, updated, or deleted.

  1. Navigate to the Setup and Maintenance > Product Management > Audit Trail functional area.

  2. Click the Manage Audit Policies task.

  3. Click Configure Business Object Attributes to set objects which will be a part of the audit.

  4. From the Product list, select Supply Chain Management Common Components for configured objects.