audit trail

What is audit trail?

audit trail meaning (1) (ISO) Data in the form of a logical path linking a sequence of events, used to trace the transactions that have affected the contents of a record. (2) A chronological record of system activities that is sufficient to enable the reconstruction, reviews, and examination of the sequence of environments and activities surrounding or leading to each event in the path of a transaction from its inception to output of final results.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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