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3191819 - Account Name in Lead is changed, but Change Log Doesn't Record this Change


You see that the name of an account is changed, but when you look for the same entry in the change log, it is not shown.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Sales Work center
  2. Go to the Leads view
  3. Select Show all and find ABC (ABC represents the name of the lead)
  4. Here you see that the company name was changed from DEF (old name of the company when the lead is created) to UWV (new name of the company)
  5. Go to the Changes facet

Here you will see that the change from DEF to UVW is not recorded.


If a Lead ABC has an active account, any details for this account cannot be changed on the lead itself. The lead is using master data from this account. Therfore, on the lead, this data is read-only. The same is true after a conversion happens from lead to account. The newly created account is now master data and the lead consumes this as read-only.

This field is directly read from the account and changes can only be performed there. Since this is read on the go, the lead will not write this in it's change log also. The name chang can be witnessed in the change log of the correspdoing account.


Changes made in an master data such as account are captured in the change log associated to that account and business parters. 
We would not be able to change the system behavior at least in the current version.

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