James Hipp · Apr 21, 2021

Tracking DAT / Database Changes Over Time, Similar to SQL ChangeLog


We have a need to track Database changes over time - down to the SQL level of granularity if possible. Such as: User xyz runs routine ^abc and we get something similar to a changelog that tells us: table A had this value updated, insert, update etc....

Is that possible using IRIS level tools (Audit Log, Journal File, etc...) , is there a way to convert the global sets and kills from the journals into SQL level changes?


I also found a third-party java-based tool named Liquibase , but it seems more oriented to tracking schema and table based changes or pre-defined definitions.





Product version: IRIS 2020.1
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I assume you are looking for something like CDC (capture data changes) for .

The basic idea is to programmatically read journal files record by record and analyze the SET/KILL ones  (according to some dictionary you build to determine which globals or classes need the CDC capability). 

I have done something similar using the ^JRNUTIL