Attribute History

NetX provides the option to track historical values of certain attributes. Users with appropriate permission can view this history on each asset, as well as search for past values or changes made by a specific user or within a date range.

Before attribute history can be recorded or viewed, it must be enabled on an attribute by an administrator. See custom attributes for more information.

Viewing attribute history

If attribute is configured to sync values from embedded metadata, checking in a new version or promoting old versions of an asset will create attribute history records if the attribute gets a new/different value from the new version's embedded metadata.

Users who can edit attribute values will see an Attribute history tab on an asset's detail page, presented as a grid:

  • Row items indicate the date, time, and user who edited the asset.
  • Columns indicate attributes that are configured with attribute history.

Each row reflects each attribute's value at the time the asset was edited. Note that a new history record is still created when an asset's attributes are edited whether or not historical attributes were changed. In addition to viewing an asset's attribute record, this tab allows you to:

  • Scroll across records both vertically and horizontally. Note that the first two columns always display regardless of your horizontal scroll position, and column headers always display regardless of your vertical scroll position. 
  • Each column can be expanded, shrunk, or reordered by double-clicking a column's header.
  • Highlight columns, rows, cells, or the whole grid.
  • Filter historical records based on keyword, or use the calendar picker to search for changes made on a specific date.
  • Download the asset's attribute history with the downward arrow icon found along the top-left of the tab.

Searching attribute history

You can search attribute history across all assets by selecting the Attribute history search option from the search bar. You can search by:

  • Attribute name
  • Attribute values
  • The user who edited the value
  • The date or range the change occurred

Exporting history data

Attribute history can either be downloaded on an asset's detail page via the Attribute history tab or via a download action on a single or selection of assets when you select Export attributes

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