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9. Audit

The bundle provides optional support for the EntityAuditBundle from

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, separate bundle that you need to install:

php composer.phar require simplethings/entity-audit-bundle

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

// app/AppKernel.php
public function registerBundles()
    return array(
        // ...
        new SimpleThings\EntityAudit\SimpleThingsEntityAuditBundle(),
        // ...

9.3. Configuration

If the EntityAuditBundle is enabled, then all entities managed by the DoctrineORMAdminBundle will be audited.

It is possible to disable an entity to be audited with the attribute audit=”false” in services.xml For instance :

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


9.4. Usage

Once the EntityAuditBundle is set, then 2 new actions are availables :

  • /admin/vendor/entity/{id}/history : display the history list
  • /admin/vendor/entity/{id}/history/{revision} : display the object at a specific revision

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

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