The quickest way to enable editor tracking on multiple feature classes or tables is by enabling with predefined settings. Right-click one or more datasets in the Catalog window, point to Manage, and click Enable Editor Tracking. A message displays listing the fields that will be added.
To customize how tracking is enabled, run the Enable Editor Tracking geoprocessing tool in a model. You can iterate through multiple feature classes or tables, enabling editor tracking on each dataset.
- Click ModelBuilder on the Standard toolbar. This opens the ModelBuilder window for editing.
- Click the Insert menu in ModelBuilder, point to Iterators, and click either Feature Classes or Tables. Only one iterator can be used per model, so if you want to enable tracking on both feature classes and tables, you will need to construct two models.
- Double-click Iterate Feature Classes or Iterate Tables to open its dialog box.
- For Workspace, specify the geodatabase or the feature dataset that contains the datasets for which you want to enable editor tracking.
- If you want to enable editor tracking on all the feature classes in a geodatabase and they reside in one or more feature datasets, check Recursive. When used along with a geodatabase specified in the first parameter, this will enable editor tracking on all feature classes in the geodatabase, regardless of where they reside.
- Click OK.
- Add the Enable Editor Tracking geoprocessing tool to the ModelBuilder window by dragging it from the Data Management Tools > Fields toolset. Double-click it to open its dialog box.
- Click the Input Dataset drop-down menu and set the Iterate Feature Classes or Iterate Tables output dataset.
- Specify the remaining parameters for the Enable Editor Tracking tool and click OK.
- On the ModelBuilder window, click Run to run the model.