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Qlik Sense: Working with audit logs to check user activity on sheet/app level

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Qlik Sense: Working with audit logs to check user activity on sheet/app level

This article will guide you on how to check audit logs to see users' activity on object/sheet/app.

First of all, we would need to enable Audit Logs on Qlik Sense side, to do so, you can follow this guide.

Once done all the steps from the above's guide, then we can check all user activity on object/sheet/level through the Operations Monitor app (from Qlik Sense 2019 release).

In the example below we will see a graphic example of how to check this information from Audit Logs.

User with ID "f9b8183a-bc07-4571-8ccb-94f7a1c5d9db" navigates into app with ID "1e4a22db-7395-46b3-bd43-78bc4cef811f" and then clicks on sheet with ID "1e4a22db-7395-46b3-bd43-78bc4cef811f" and finally selects a dimension:


User performing selections on an appUser performing selections on an app


As we enabled Audit Logs, all traces coming from users selections will be logged on this path location: C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Log\Engine\Trace\ServerName_Audit_Engine.txt

Now we can check the audit logs directly from Operations Monitor app:

  1. Go to Qlik Sense Hub
  2. Under streams on the left hand side, click on "Monitoring apps"
  3. Then click on "Operations Monitor" app
  4. Then we can filter the Audit Logs we enabled before so we can check which actions have been performed on sheet/app level by any user
  5. In the example we can see in the gif below, we are performing the following selections to filter:
    1. We first filter by app (where we performed the selections on the bar chart)
    2. Then the gif also shows more filter examples that you could use to filter your data from Audit Logs


Checking logs through the Operations Monitor appChecking logs through the Operations Monitor app


Furthermore, you could also check from logs the object ID and action performed on it on the following columns from C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Log\Engine\Trace\ServerName_Audit_Engine.txt:


Checking object ID and action performedChecking object ID and action performed




Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows 


The information in this article is provided as-is and to be used at own discretion. Depending on tool(s) used, customization(s), and/or other factors ongoing support on the solution below may not be provided by Qlik Support.

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