Is there a way to find out who modified a certain view
Greetings, I have a list that is open to the company, but someone keeps changing the "all items" view to suit their specific needs. Is there a way to track who is making changes to the "all items" view? Thanks
October 18th, 2010 9:58pm
I havent seen any out of the box feature or an object model property to check who made modifications to the view. However you can limit the permissions on the list by giving everyone only read only or view only permissions thereby limiting them from customizing views. Hope this helps! Cheers! Sridhar.. If you find this post helpful, please click the 'Vote as Helpful' link. If this post answers your question, click the 'Mark As Answered' link below. It helps others who experience the same issue in future to find the solution.
October 18th, 2010 10:25pm
Hi Robert, This is totally admin work and you can not find the user name here. As sridhar suggested, Don't give the Create / Modify view permission to users.Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
October 19th, 2010 1:30pm
i tried to get some information from SQL database. but i didn't see any metadata about "created by" and "modified by".Everything will be fine.
October 21st, 2010 8:36am
Hey Robert, If you still want to keep track of who makes changes to the views through the view settings page, you can actually monitor the IIS logs to check for entries like this http://<WebAppHostHeader>/sites/<siteCollection>/_layouts/ViewEdit.aspx?List=%7<ListGUID>%7D&View=%7<ViewGUID>%7D Having said that, digging IIS logs will demand a considerable amount of effort and patience. It is still best to prevent something rather than doing an post mortem. Asking your users not to customize public views could be a good starting point for you. :) And ofcourse you can prevent them by limiting their permissions or creating a custom permission group which includes most previlidges except customizing views.Cheers! Sridhar.. **If you find this post helpful, please click the 'Vote as Helpful' link. If this post answers your question, click the 'Mark As Answered' link below. It helps others who experience the same issue in future to find the solution.**
October 21st, 2010 4:44pm