The book tells about the advantages of Detailed Logging at length, but I don't see how to turn it on.


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    Have you seen this page yet, Adam? wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/…
    – TwoMice
    Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 17:28
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    Beware of the performance implications, turning on logging won't hit performance until you come to use the UI to look at a contact's log - then be prepared to wait. The performance trade is reasonable but it's a long wait.
    – Andy Clark
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 16:17

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Logging can be turned on via Administer > System Settings > Misc (Undelete, PDFs, Limits, Logging, Captcha, etc.).

You will find the relevant page on the Drupal demo site here

(NB, i am using the link to the master to give the url longevity)

You will also find explanation in the manual here


Where are the settings for Enabling Details logging? I can't find at xxx/civicrm/admin/setting/misc?reset=1

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