Get creator of a field

Is the creator of a field stored anywhere accessible? I’m attempting to clean up some fields and was hoping to be able to go to the source to ask about the reasons for a fields creation, for example.



Hi @riddle

Thanks for writing in, we’ll be happy to help out here.

Absolutely, you’ll notice that every entity in Shotgun has 4 audit fields called Created By, Updated By, Date Updated & Date Created.

Therefore, if you navigate to your fields page (click the admin button in the top right and select fields, then you can reveal the created by field to see who created it. Note that you can easily search for a field on your fields page using the search box. Also, if the created by is blank for a field, that means it is a system and wasn’t created by a specific user.

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to give us a shout.



Great, thank you! I was querying with schema_field_read and didn’t even think to look here!


This article is super helpful - thanks for including that bit about blank “created by” fields. What are the parameters for the “Date Updated” and “Updated By” Field? Does this include updating the status of an entity?