Audit Events Table

Overview

The Audit Events report provides a table view of all AutoMate BPA Server audit related events. It tracks the user who performed each event as well as the event date, type and status. You can sort, filter, and analyze this data to determine who has done what with regards to agents, workflows and individual workflow objects. For example, you can determine who created a specific workflow or renamed a certain task. The Audit Events report also tracks security related events such as permission changes on automation objects and user login/session information (i.e. session timeout, failed attempts to open a session, user lock out, etc.). Some common events available for audit log reports include:

The Audit Events report is ideal from a project management standpoint because it helps administrators easily track the condition and progress of team projects or individual assignments by monitoring all aspects of task and workflow creation, development and modification. This can aid team members as well by allowing everyone on the team to view what projects others on the team are responsible for as well as the status of those projects. This report supports exporting to multiple document types, column filtering, data grouping, sorting, filtering and more.

For complete instructions on how to use table reports, see Using Table Reports.

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Data Sources

The Audit Events report displays data in a two-dimensional table. The bound data is arranged in columns and rows. Grid columns correspond to data fields in a data source, rows represent data records. The table below lists the available data sources along with a description.

Column

Description

Event ID

The unique identifier for the audited event. All audit events include the event ID they originated from, to make report generation easier.

Construct ID

The unique identifier for the object. All audit events performed on an object includes a construct ID for that specific object.

DateTime

The date and time when the audit event occurred.

Text

A detailed text description of the audit event.

Event Type

The type of audit event (i.e. Workflow Edited, Trigger Created, Agent Connected, etc.).

Status

The status of the event; whether it was a success or failure.

User

The user that performed the audit event.

Data

A placeholder for any metadata collected regarding the audit event. This field may or may not become populated depending on the event that took place. Each piece of data is delimited by a pipe (|) character.

Filter Pre-Defined Date Range

To filter by pre-defined date range:

  1. Click the Pre-defined Date Range drop-down located on the Filter bar (as shown below). A list of pre-defined date ranges appear.

  2. Select the pre-defined date range to use as a filter.

NOTE: This filter only applies to certain table reports.

filter Custom Date Range

To filter by a custom date range:

  1. In the Starting field, click the down arrow to display a calendar (as shown below) and select the desired starting month, day and time.

Or

  1. Double-click a portion of the current date value to highlight the month, day, year or time and click the up or down arrow to modify the value up or down.

  2. Follow the above instructions to modify the Ending date field.

NOTE: Date range filtering only apples to Audit Events and Execution Events tables

Filter Columns

The Columns button allows you to filter the columns to be included in the report. To filter by columns:

  1. Click the Columns button. A drop-down list of available columns appear.

  2. Select the columns to include in the report and deselect the ones to omit (omitted columns are unchecked).

NOTE: The image above shows the available columns to filter in the Audit Events table.

Filter Column Data

The Filter button allows you to filter the data that appears for a certain column.

  1. Hover your mouse cursor over a column header and click the Filter button that appears.

  2. Select the column data to include in the report from the drop-down list.

NOTE: The image above is mainly used as reference to illustrate the location of the Filter button. The displayed data may not reflect the appropriate table.

Advanced Filtering

The Filter Editor allows users to build complex filter criteria with an unlimited number of filter conditions combined by logical operators. To invoke the Filter Editor, right-click any column header and select Filter Editor. The Filter Editor displays filter criteria as a tree structure, where nodes represent simple filter conditions. If the filter criteria consist of multiple filter conditions, the Filter Editor contains multiple nodes linked by logical operators.