I am working on a report that will display benchmark elevations from a database table. A helpful display field in the header would be the last time something was modified. That way a user can quickly see if their copy is out of date. I am not seeing a way to put the most recent time stamp for all the records in a text box in the header of a report generated through arcmap. The end goal would be to automate the updating of this report periodically and put the report out for public to use. I don't think doing it this way is possible, but I am open to suggestions and better ways to automate a report with custom headers via python.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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I would look into using editor tracking. This will timestamp the update date field with the date and time it was updated last. It is then a matter of adding the update date field to the page header.
I get the time stamp of editor tracking. What I cannot figure out is in the report designer, how do I get the box in the header to list the most recent edit change time stamp for which ever record had the most recent change. Is there a formula that needs to happen in the properties that I am not seeing?
Solved this problem with a reporting service (SSRS).