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Enabling Create Audit Fields for Professional Edition

Knowledge Article Number 000232909
Description When Enabling Audit Fields, it's necessary to also assign users the ability to use the permission, "Set Audit Fields upon Record Creation" and "Update Records with Inactive Owners" via the "Set Audit Fields upon Record Creation" profile permission.

However, you may be wondering how to assign this permission when it's not possible to edit standard profiles or if you're on Professional Edition which doesn't have access to profiles.
Resolution

You'll need to create a Permission Set to grant users assigned a standard profile and for Professional Edition orgs. These steps may also be used to assign permissions to users with custom profiles and other editions as well.

Before proceeding an Administrator will need to enable the "Set Audit Fields upon Record Creation" and "Update Records with Inactive Owners" User Permissions preference. From Setup, enter User Interface in the Quick Find box, then select User Interface. See Set Audit Fields and Update Records with Inactive Owners for more details.


Create a Permission Set:

1. Go to Setup | Manage Users | Permission Sets

2. Click on New

3. Enter permission set information such as Label and Description

4. Specify the user license for the user who will use it

5. Save

6. On the next page, go to System Permissions.

7. Click on Edit

8. Find "Set Audit Fields upon Record Creation" and check the box for it. Note: If you do not see this option it's likely that "Set Audit Fields upon Record Creation" and "Update Records with Inactive Owners" is not currently enabled.

9. Click on Save


Assign the Permission Set:
 

1. Go to Setup | Manage Users | Permission Sets

2. Select the Permission Set for the Audit Fields

3. Click on Manage Assignments

4. Click on Add Assignments

5. Select the user you want to assign the permission set to

6. Click Assign





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