There are many reasons why you may wish to back date an entry in SystmOne that you are making, even amend who did the event and the contact method.


There are a various ways to achieve this. 


1. Recording a new back dated event 

On your toolbar you may have the ‘Details’ blue ball button or further down ‘Event Details’, 


Both buttons take you to the same 'Event Details' window. On this window you can specify


  • The exact date and time or change the pick list to just date
  • The staff member who did the event
  • The contact method i.e. face to face, phone call etc. 

Then when you have finished click ok. 

Once you have clicked ok the toolbar button changes colour from blue to green and everything that you record until you next save will be recorded using those event details. 

2. Back dating an entry using a template 

It is possible to specify a date when recording data in a template. At the top of every template you should see these options. 


3. Amending an existing event date 

Go to the entry in the New Journal or Tabbed Journal that you wish to amend the date, right click on the date and select Amend Details > Amend date


You can then amend the exact date and time or select exact date, click ok and save the record.

In the journal you can tell when an entry has been amended or back dated by these symbols and if you hover your cursor over them it tells you who by and when.