I have seen this field before, but suddenly it disappeared and there is nowhere I can find to enable it, it's a collapsible field that allows you to select with a radio button the date created and date modified.

Even if I have it selected in display preferences, it's still not displaying. Tried to add a custom field for it to no avail...

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Logging turned on/off at /civicrm/admin/setting/misc?reset=1

  • Tried that to no avail...;( Oct 9, 2018 at 5:39
  • When I enable logs, the field still doesn't show up and ...as an added bonus, creates and additional error: x Access Denied Ensure you are still logged in and have permission to access this feature. Oct 9, 2018 at 5:44
  • Error is this one: Type access denied Date Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 13:01 User 1 Location localhost/crm4/civicrm/report/instance/… Referrer localhost/crm4/civicrm/contact/… Message civicrm/report/instance/39 Severity warning Hostname ::1 Operations Oct 9, 2018 at 6:11
  • okay but a report/instance warning may be unrelated. i would google for that error and if not find anything open a new Question on here about it
    – petednz - fuzion
    Oct 9, 2018 at 18:24
  • (unrelated but interfering)
    – petednz - fuzion
    Oct 9, 2018 at 18:45

It's been 5 years since you asked, but... there is a "View Change Log" link at the footer of contact pages:

Screenshot showing the View Change Log link.

Your screenshot is from the Advanced Search. If the Change Log section is enabled in the corresponding Display Preferences setting, that section should appear.

Your question mentions "on adding new contacts". No Change Log section is expected in the page to add new contacts. Among other reasons, the contact doesn't exist yet and it has no changes logged. :)

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