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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 24, 2021

Exclude glossary updates from model Last Modified metadata

It would be very useful to be able to use the Last Modified Date property of artefacts to show when a model should be reviewed, but this is not currently possible as every glossary update can change this date. Please consider having a modified date that reflects only when the actual model was last changed, ie excluding glossary updates and other non-model changes

Idea Priority Medium
Why is it useful?

A more accurate last modified date would be used regularly in reports, dashboards, etc to help process owners, managers, model creators, etc ensure models are being maintained and to identify which is the most current model where there are multiple models for a process. It would also eliminate the angst some users feel when they see a stranger has apparently changed their model :)

Who would benefit from this IDEA? All users and blueworks administrators
  • Admin
    Suzette Samoojh
    Oct 26, 2021

    Thanks for your request Penny!

    The last modified dates on artifacts actually do not change with every glossary value change.

    The last modified date on the artifact only changes if the glossary value is updated in a way that has a material impact on the artifacts that use the value. For example, merging away a glossary value is considered a material change because the artifact is now using a different glossary value than it did previously, and so this causes the last modified date on the artifact to be updated. But if you instead had simply updated the description on the glossary value, you'll see the last modified date on the artifact doesn't change.

    Hope this helps!

    The Blueworks Live team