Several years ago based on campus user requirements, we created a customization to ARIBA to include the Date Attached timestamp field because the out-of-the box software did not have a field that recorded when an attachment was added.
In release 9r2, ARIBA added the Date Created field for attachments, so currently there are 2 dates for attachments:
- Date Attached – UW Customization
- Date Created – ARIBA 9r2 Enhancement
The fields are calculated differently and are populated at different times. The new Date Created field appears immediately when the user adds the attachment but has not submitted yet. The Date Attached column is blank before Submit, but then displays when you go back and view the transaction.
In a future release of the ARIBA system, we will be removing the Date Attached customized field and keeping the ARIBA Date Created field.