Audit Trail window is used for logging of individual operations of the station. By allowing backward control of all performed operations, including information about who and when it was performed, the logging of operations supports higher reliability and repeatability of results in the means of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) rules.
Audit Trail window is accessible from the main Clarity window via System - Audit Trail command or from all other station windows using Window - Station Audit Trail command. Other windows, such as Calibration or Chromatogram, have their own Local Audit Trails.
Clarity station keeps three tables with logs of operations. Each of them corresponds to one tab in Audit Trail window - these are Session audit trail, Daily Audit Trail and Global.
The audit trail logs changes from the time the station was started until the station is turned off.
The audit trail logs changes for each day the station was turned on.
This audit trail is mainly for regulated environment as it keeps track about each station start, users logging to instruments, creating of daily audit trails and other important settings and file changes. Logging to this audit trail can't be turned off.
Audit Trail files for Session and Daily Audit Trail are stored in YYYY-MM-DD.AUDIT file in the C:\CLARITY\CFG\Audit_Trails directory, the files for Global audit trail are stored YYYY-MM-DD_global.AUDIT file in the C:\CLARITY\CFG\Audit_Trails\Global directory.
By default, all operations are logged in the language Clarity is currently switched to.
To display column Description in English, right mouse click in the Audit Trail, choose Setup Columns and show Description EN column. To show column Area in English, perform similar steps as before but show the Area EN column.
Audit Trail Columns
|OK||Symbolizes the validity of the row.|
|Time||Displays time-stamp of the logged operation.|
|Group||Displays icon and group which is associated with the logged operation.
Icon and Group will not be displayed for Audit Trails created by Clarity prior to 8.3.
|Type ID||This column is hidden by default. It displays a numeric value of the logged operation. This columns serves primarily for compatibility purposes.|
|Severity||Displays the severity of the logged operation - only when logged operation is considered as a warning () or an error ().|
|User Name||Displays the name of the Clarity user who performed the operation.|
|Instrument||Displays the name of the Instrument where the operation appeared.|
|Area||Displays the area (domain) of the logged operation - brief information about the location of the logged operation.|
|Area EN||This column is hidden by default. Displays Area but the logged text is always in English (EN).|
|Description||Displays a detailed description of what has happened. Logs previous value and new value, if applicable.|
|Description EN||This column is hidden by default. Displays Description but the logged text is always in English (EN).|
|Windows User||This column is hidden by default. Displays the name of the logged-in Windows user.|
|Computer||This column is hidden by default. Displays the name of the computer.|
Displays general information about the station.
Text in the Info column of the Audit Trail such as Clarity 22.214.171.124 FULL, SN: 11-12345 can be more easily understood using guidance given below.
In versions of Clarity prior version 8.0 the Info column used different formatting. The description of this column for previous versions of Clarity follows.
Text in the Info column of the Audit Trail such as Ver: 126.96.36.199, Demo: 0, SN: 11-12345 can be more easily understood using guidance given below.