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Changing Estimated time audited?

when changing the estimated time, the audit log shows the user as having made a change, but no details of the change appears on the web page. Is it stored in the database?

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

No... only the original time is stored, so you can see what the original estimate was and compare what the final elapsed time was compared to the original estimate even if the estimate changed many times.

We did it this way because when you're really using the estimates feature to track your daily progress on a large feature, the "current estimate" can change so frequently that we didn't want to clutter the audit trail.

Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, July 16, 2003

But there IS an audit trail... it just doesn't show what was changed. If the intent is to not audit changes to estimates, don't add a blank audit trail record.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

When you choose "Edit" on a bug it allows you to type in a description.  If you leave the description blank but change some other parameters about the bug, the edited bugevent is still added, just with an empty description.  I think this is what you are referring to when you talk about the audit trail. 

Some important changes are reflected right under the Edited action (or resolved, assigned, etc. action) in small gray print.  This gray text is where those audit changes are reflected, but the estimate field is not recorded there.

Michael H. Pryor
Friday, July 18, 2003

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