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CNS Audit 0.5.1 Released


Fort Worth, TX, August 20, 2007 — CNS Plug-ins announces an update for CNS
Audit to version 0.5.1. CNS Audit is an Audit Trail plug-in for FileMaker
Pro. This update fixes a few bugs, one of which caused FileMaker Pro to
crash under certain circumstances. This version also includes an expanded
example database.


Safeguarding your data is an important, and often daunting, task. We at CNS
Plug-ins want to help ease your mind. CNS Audit is a plug-in that takes the
headache out of creating an Audit Trail of your data. Whether you just want
peace of mind about being able to get a record back that you have
accidently deleted or if you have to comply to regulatory mandates like
HIPAA, you can use CNS Audit to create an Audit Trail of your data within

This version of CNS Audit is a full working preview version of the plug-in.
We have several more ideas that we are adding into the plug-in for its 1.0
version release. Everything we add will be completely compatible with this
preview version. We are providing this version so that you can immediately
start logging your database now and update to the 1.0 version release when
it is completed in order to take full advantage of all we have in store for
this great plug-in. The update to 1.0 will be free when we release it.

What’s New

– Fixed a bug where the plug-in’s functions could disappear after viewing
the Configuration Dialog.
– Fixed some bugs dealing with registering the plug-in.
– Fixed a bug with the CNSAudit_AccessLog function that was causing a crash.
– Updated the example database to include an example of how to log Record
– Updated the example database to include an example of how to log when a
user runs a script.
– Updated the example database to add a script to bring up the CNS Audit
Table Preferences setup dialog.


– FileMaker
CNS Audit requires FileMaker Pro 7.0v3 and above to function properly. The
plug-in will not load under previous versions of FileMaker Pro. If you have
FileMaker Pro 7.0 but have not updated to 7.0v3, you can obtain a free
update from FileMaker, Inc’s website.

– Mac OS
CNS Audit requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or above. The plug-in is a Universal
Binary so it is compatible with both PPC- and Intel-based Macs.

– Windows
CNS Audit supports the same versions of Windows that are supported by the
host version of FileMaker Pro the plug-in is being used with.


– Easy Setup – You can literally start keeping an Audit Trail of your
database within a minute of installing CNS Audit.
– Small Footprint – CNS Audit only needs 2 fields per table and a Limited
Delete Privilege for every Privilege Set defined to create the Audit Trail.
– Simple Functions – CNS Audit’s main logging function only takes 2
parameters, both of which are the two fields you add to your table. CNS
Audit’s access log function also only has 2 parameters, and only one of them
is actually required.
– Complete Logging – CNS Audit is a full field-level auditing plug-in,
logging not only the current table, but also every related table in the
current context.
– Extensive Setup Dialog – If CNS Audit’s default logging preferences do not
completely suit your situation, you can use the Setup Dialog to define
exactly which fields to log as well as any Custom Log Fields you need. In
the 1.0 version release, the Setup Dialog will have even more.
– Custom Log Fields – Add Custom Log Fields to the database where you define
calculations to evaluate for the values of the Custom Log Fields.

Demonstration Version Available

A demonstration version can be downloaded from the CNS Audit product page
at ( Once
there, click the “Download Now” button to begin the download process. You
can evaluate CNS Audit for 30 days for free, however, after 30 days, CNS
Audit should be removed from your hard drive if you do not plan to purchase
a license for it. The demo version of CNS Audit will show a splash screen
the first time it is used for any given FileMaker Pro session to remind you
of the number of days left in your demo license. Once you purchase and
register your copy of CNS Audit, the splash screen will no longer show.

Purchasing CNS Audit

To purchase CNS Audit from our secure website, go to
( and choose the “Purchase (Prices)” link at
the top of every page (in the gray area). We accept Visa, MasterCard,
American Express, and Discover. We also accept Purchase Orders and checks
under special circumstances. Please email or call us if you would like to
purchase with a Purchase Order or a check.

A single user license for CNS Audit is $95. We have several multi-user
price points available on our secure site. Educational/Non-Profit Discounts
are available for roughly 20% off the listed price. Prices are subject to
change without notice.

Money made from sales will go directly back into making other great
plug-ins like CNS Audit!

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