When you create a production and share it with an external party, the original file names are replaced with a Bates number sequence and both parties only reference the files by their Bates numbers. This makes it cumbersome to locate the original file. Production logs help you with cross-referencing files in a production when discussing it with external parties.

Here’s how it works

When you create a production set in GoldFynch, a log is created. The log is an interactive listing of all the files that are contained in the production set. The production log is formatted as a CSV and can be opened in Excel or similar software. 

To access a production log: 

Step 1. Click on the “Productions" button in the left navigation pane

Step 2. Click on the "Requested Productions" tab

Open the requested productions tab

Step 3. Click on the production log button against the relevant production

click on the production log button against the relevant production

Once in the production log, the listing of files is available along with:

  • Time of production
  • Path and file name information
  • How many pages each document has
  • The Bates Number and range in individual documents
  • Whether any document were produced natively
  • Whether any document contain redactions
  • Whether any document from the case have been deleted after they were included in the production
  • A 'Download Log' button to download the production log

Viewing the production log

Users can filter file names using the filter bar. By typing in the filter bar, the production log will interactively highlight any files names or Bates range that match the string in the filter bar:

filter files by typing into the search bar

Deleted, redacted and native items can also be filtered using the check boxes:

Filter for redacted, native and deleted files

GoldFynch also has file cross-referencing. When opening a file in the file viewer (the 'Docs' view), users will now be able to see all the productions the file in which the file is referenced. Users can also click the name of the file in the production log to open the original file in the file viewer.

Navigate to the original file from the production log

If you have any feedback for the GoldFynch production log feature, feel free to get in touch with us at support@goldfynch.com