Changed By is Showing as "Unknown"

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Changed By is Showing as "Unknown"

Postby danelliott » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:50 pm

Why does SQL Source Control seem to forget who made a change? My edits almost always end up showing as being changed by "Unknown" instead of my username.
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Postby james.billings » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:17 pm

SQL Source Control uses the default trace to find out who made the changes.
A few causes for you seeing unknown would be:

- the trace is disabled
- you don't have permission to read it
- it's rolled over to a new file between you changing the object and visiting the commt/get latest tab

If you click the "unkown" link it should give you a few hints on the above.
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Postby csmith » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:46 pm


An Early Access Release of SQL Source Control v3.1 is now available that includes a solution to the 'Changed by = Unknown' problem.

For more details, and a download link, please see: ... hp?t=15345

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