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Let 'Last modified' show be the date the app was modified, not reloaded

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Let 'Last modified' show be the date the app was modified, not reloaded

In QMC Qlik has added the column 'Last reload'.  That is great.

 

But often I need to know when someone (person) last modified the app. And not when the system last reloaded the app. 

 

I know, semantically, we can define both behaviours to be correct.  But since we have two fields, it would be more helpful if the modified date showed when a user last pressed 'save'?

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Cheers,

Vegard 🙂

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For that you have the Last Published date.
I assume you publish all applications that are in production, not running them in your private work area.

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Not quite.  For the published production versions, the 'Published' column can be used. 

 

However, the development "copy", that isn't published, does not have this field. 

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In QMC Apps list you can add the Last modified date to the table pan.
Unfortunately next time you open the QMC it is back to the same default columns again.

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Yes, I know.  (BTW Daudballing has suggested that QMC remembers these settings in this idea:   https://community.qlik.com/t5/Qlik-Sense-Enterprise-Ideas/Set-default-columns-for-QMC/idi-p/1570917 : )

 

But if I edit an app on the 1st of  April.  Then it reloads with development data each night.

By next week, both 'Last reload' and 'Last modified' shows '2019-04-08'.  And there is no way of knowing when a person actually edited the app. 

 

Technically, the app has been modified, because it has got new data.   But the "app code" has not changed.  That also matters.  Especially in development.

 

 

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Would use a development stream for that use case when you have a scheduled reload of a development app.
Unless you have a separate development server, then it should be published to the ordinary stream on that server.
To keep track of development I use the About field and note down date/developer/whats done.

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Good suggestion, however I do not trust every developer to update a manual field each time he/she does a modification.

 

But back to the original suggestion: Which of the following do you think that the field 'Last modified' should contain:

 - last time the app was modified

 - last time the app was modified or loaded data