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3257022 - Change History not working as expected


Change history does not log root node creation but it logs subnode instance creation.


SAP Cloud for Customer

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Cloud Application Studio

Reproducing the Issue

Set up Change History to log changes made for custom BOs - see help documentation for information on how to implement this. Enable Change History | SAP Help Portal.

  1. Access your custom work centre.
  2. Create a root node instance along with subnode details eg item node.
  3. Save 
  4. Check change history - Creation actions are not logged.
  5. Add further subnode instance.
  6. Change history logs this.

*Please note this is the case for all BOs extended and custom.


'Create' operations are not recorded by Change History, only 'Updates'.

Following creation, creation of subnode instances is considered as 'Update' on the Root node and therefore the change is captured.

Simultaneous Create operations on the root node and subnodes of a custom BO will not be logged.


This is the current behaviour. There are no plans for this to be implemented at this point.

See Also

 Enable Change History | SAP Help Portal.


Custom BO; Change History; Create not logged; , KBA , AP-RC-BDS-BO , ByDesign Studio BO definition/generation , Problem


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