Changed By is Showing as "Unknown"

danelliottdanelliott Posts: 2
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.


  • James BJames B Posts: 1,124 Silver 4
    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.
    Systems Software Engineer

    Redgate Software

  • csmithcsmith Posts: 140 Bronze 1

    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

    Divisional Development Lead
    Redgate Software
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