9. Audit

The bundle provides optional support for the EntityAuditBundle from https://github.com/simplethings/EntityAudit.

9.1. How it works

Extract from the original documentation

There are a bunch of different approaches to auditing or versioning of database tables. This extension creates a mirroring table for each audited entities table that is suffixed with “_audit”. Besides all the columns of the audited entity there are two additional fields:

  • rev: contains the global revision number generated from a “revisions” table.
  • revtype: contains one of ‘INS’, ‘UPD’ or ‘DEL’ as an information to which type of database operation caused this revision log entry.

The global revision table contains an id, timestamp, username and change comment field.

With this approach it is possible to version an application with its changes to associations at the particular points in time.

This extension hooks into the SchemaTool generation process so that it will automatically create the necessary DDL statements for your audited entities.

9.2. Installation

The audit functionality is provided by an optional, separated bundle that you need to install:

composer require simplethings/entity-audit-bundle

Next, be sure to enable the bundle in your bundles.php file:

// config/bundles.php

return [
    // ...
    SimpleThings\EntityAudit\SimpleThingsEntityAuditBundle:class => ['all' => true],

9.3. Configuration

If the EntityAuditBundle is enabled, then by default all entities managed by the DoctrineORMAdminBundle will be audited. You can change this behavior by setting the force option to false :

# config/packages/sonata_doctrine_orm_admin.yaml

        force: false

It is also possible to configure an entity audit with the attribute audit in services.xml.

<service id="tutorial.blog.admin.post" class="Tutorial\BlogBundle\Admin\PostAdmin">
    <tag name="sonata.admin" manager_type="orm" audit="false" group="tutorial_blog" label="Post"/>

9.4. Usage

9.4.1. Bundle

Once the EntityAuditBundle is set, then 3 new actions are available:

  • /admin/vendor/entity/{id}/history: displays the history list
  • /admin/vendor/entity/{id}/history/{revision}: displays the object at a specific revision
  • /admin/vendor/entity/{id}/history/{base_revision}/{compare_revision}: displays a comparison of an object between two specified revisions

These actions are available in the view and edit action. Please note the current implementation uses the show definition to display the revision.

9.4.2. Entity compare

New in version 2.3: The history compare action was added in SonataAdminBundle 2.3.

For making a comparison of two revisions, the show definition will be used for rendering both revisions. All rows where the output of the revisions doesn’t match, the row is marked.

The @SonataAdmin/CRUD/base_show_field.html.twig accepts an optional parameter field_compare which should contain a secondary field to compare. When assigned, the field block will be rendered again with the field_compare value as input.

This means all show_field views should extend @SonataAdmin/CRUD/base_show_field.html.twig and should not contain a field_compare block, since it will automatically use the field block of the parent view.