Auditing Information Overview

You can use the Audit Information feature to view the tasks performed by users. You can filter audited tasks by Task Group (for example, Metadata Administration, Forms or Data), Action (such as Add or Modify), user ID, start time and end time.

You must be a Service Administrator to view and export task audit information.

These are the types of user activities the system can log in the task audit:

Table 33-1 Tasks That Can be Audited

Audit Types Tracked Changes

Metadata Administration

Adding a member or dimension; moving, deleting, and changing properties; renaming a member and dimension

Security

Access permissions to dimension members, forms, and business rules

Data

Cell values and details

Users Administration

Users added, changed, and deleted

Rules

Updates from calculation scripts and business rules (including runtime prompts)

Approvals

Approval unit owners and status

Journals

Journal actions and open and close period tasks

Form Definition

Creating, modifying, adding rows

Alias Table Administration

Creating, copying, renaming, deleting, and clearing alias tables

Copy Data and Clear Data

Users' selections for copied and cleared cell text, attachments, and data

Clear Cell Details

Users' selections for clearing cell details, comments, and attachments

Variables and Consolidation Settings

Substitution variables, User variables, and Consolidation Settings: Added, changed, and deleted

Audit Configuration

Any user changes to enabling or disabling audit options

Application Administration

Changes to the login level for an application, including:

  • Running the Administration Mode job
  • Changing the system setting for Enable Use of the Application for (both when it's changed manually and when it's changed automatically during a database refresh)
  • Running the EPM Automate command setApplicationAdminMode
  • Using REST API to execute the Administration Mode job

The Audit page displays the following information:

  • Audit (task)

  • Source

  • Action

  • User

  • Name

  • Date

  • Details

  • Property

  • Old Value

  • New Value

You can sort the columns in ascending or descending order.

The Task Manager Audit page displays history records for Task Manager related objects. These Task Manager objects are tracked:

  • Alert

  • Attribute

  • Filter (Public only)

  • Holiday Rules

  • List (Public only), including the list filter condition and column selection

  • Organizational Unit

  • Schedule

  • Setting

  • Task

  • Task Type

  • Team

  • Template

Task Manager Audit

The Supplemental Data Audit page displays history records for Supplemental Data related objects. These Supplemental Data objects are tracked:

  • Collection
  • Collection Interval
  • Data Collection Period
  • Dimension
  • Filters
  • Forms
  • Lists
  • Settings
  • Templates

Supplemental Data Audit