Viewing the AutoMate Event Log

By default, AutoMate maintains text logs that record task events, system events, and (in AutoMate Premium) audit events.

Task events ordinarily include the starting and ending of task runs, though tasks can be set to have step detail included in the log (see Setting Task Logging Properties). System events include anything that affects the system as a whole, such as service starts and stops or task starts and stops. Audit events include changes in the state of the system, such as modifications to system properties or task properties.

Each log shows the date and time of the event, the machine name, the task name if applicable, and the event. By default, all dates and events are shown, but you can use the event viewer to sort or limit the records shown.

To view the Event Log:

  1. From the View menu in the Task Administrator window, select Log or click the Log button on the toolbar. Use the tabs to select the log you want to view.

  2. If you want to limit the records shown, use the drop-down boxes to limit the records to specific dates and times or to show only success or only failure events. In the task events log you can also limit the records to a selected task.

  3. If you want to export the log to a separate file, use the drop-down boxes to limit the display to the records you want to export. Then click Export and select the location, type of file, and file name. You can export the log as an Excel file, a comma separated file, or a tab separated file.

See Also

Automate Event Log

Logging Options

Setting Task Logging Properties