Action log entries

When you analyze an action log, you can organize the semi-colon separated data into categories, actions, and properties (identifiers, and arguments). You can map these to database columns, which you can display in a Spotfire Analyst visualization.

  • See Action log categories for details about where the logged user action originated.
  • Action log categories also describes the details for actions that apply to the category, and for the identifying information and arguments that apply to the action.

You can configure action logging so that only certain categories are logged. See Configuring the action log web service from the configuration tool for more information.

Category Action id1 id2 arg1 arg2 arg3 arg4 arg5 arg6
admin change_passwd uName
admin create_group gName displayName email
admin create_user uName displayName email
admin group_add_member name gName sort groupingId
admin group_remove_member name gName sort groupingId
admin remove_license gName licenseName
admin remove_principal name sort groupingId
admin rename_principal oldName newName sort
admin set_license gName licenseName excludingFunction
admin set_preference name prefType category id
analysis_as apply_bookmark libraryId path bookmarkName
analysis_pro apply_bookmark libraryId libraryPath bookmarkName analysisId
analysis_pro set_page libraryId libraryPath pageName analysisId
analysis_wp apply_bookmark libraryId path bookmarkName webplayerSessionId analysisId
analysis_wp set_page libraryId path pageName webplayerSessionId analysisId
auth impersonate uName
auth login clientType clientVer displayName email
auth logout uName
auth_as login uName
auth_as logout uName
auth_pro login uName
auth_pro logout uName
auth_wp login uName webplayerSessionId
auth_wp logout uName webplayerSessionId
automation_job_as job_finished libraryId libraryPath jobId status executionTime message
automation_job_as job_started libraryId libraryPath jobId status executionTime message
automation_task_as task_finished libraryId libraryPath jobId status executionTime message
automation_task_as task_started libraryId libraryPath jobId taskClass unused taskName
dat_con_pro create_connection libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation dataSourceLibraryId
dat_con_pro create_source libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation
dat_con_pro get_data libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation internalQuery NumRows duration externalQuery
dat_con_pro load_connection libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation dataSourceLibraryId
dat_con_pro load_source libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation
dat_con_pro synch_connection libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation dataSourceLibraryId
dat_con_pro update_connection libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation dataSourceLibraryId
dat_con_pro update_source libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation
dat_con_wp create_connection libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation dataSourceLibraryId
dat_con_wp create_source libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation
dat_con_wp get_data libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation internalQuery NumRows duration externalQuery
dat_con_wp load_connection libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation dataSourceLibraryId
dat_con_wp load_source libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation
dat_con_wp synch_connection libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation dataSourceLibraryId
dat_con_wp update_connection libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation dataSourceLibraryId
dat_con_wp update_source libraryId libraryPath dataSourceType dataSourceInformation
datafunction_pro execute unused path params duration
datafunction_wp execute unused path params duration
datasource_pro execute unused path title params duration NumRows
datasource_wp execute unused path title params duration NumRows
ems create_connection unused unused arguments
file_pro load unused path
file_wp load unused path
info_link create_il libraryId path
info_link get_data libraryId path duration sizeb groupingId
info_link load_il libraryId path groupingId
info_link update_il libraryId path
library clear_perm libraryId path recursive
library copy libraryId path libraryType destLibraryId destPath groupingId
library create libraryId path libraryType preSize postSize
library delete libraryId path libraryType groupingId
library export libraryId path destPath groupingId
library import libraryId path destPath groupingId
library load_content libraryId path libraryType duration sizeb groupingId
library move libraryId path libraryType destLibraryId destPath groupingId
library remove_perm libraryId path name sort
library save_content libraryId path libraryType preSize postSize
library set_group_perm libraryId path gName permission groupingId
library set_user_perm libraryId path uName permission groupingId
library_as load libraryId path
library_pro close libraryId path
library_pro load libraryId path
library_wp clone libraryId path webplayerSessionId analysisId
library_wp close libraryId path webplayerSessionId analysisId
library_wp load_start libraryId path webplayerSessionId analysisId
library_wp load libraryId path webplayerSessionId analysisId
library_wp update_start libraryId libraryPath webplayerSessionId analysisId
library_wp update libraryId libraryPath webplayerSessionId analysisId
routing_rules create ruleId unused ruleName message
routing_rules create_schedule scheduleId unused scheduleName message
routing_rules delete ruleId unused ruleName message
routing_rules disable ruleId unused ruleName message
routing_rules enable ruleId unused ruleName message
routing_rules update ruleId unused ruleName message
scheduled_updates adjust_ratio unused libraryId message
scheduled_updates analysis_update taskId analysisId destination message
scheduled_updates cancel_update ruleId libraryId ruleName destination message
scheduled_updates evaluation unused unused serviceUrl seviceStatus message
scheduled_updates external_update ruleId libraryId analysisPath resourcePool message
scheduled_updates job_cancel_load jobTaskId serviceId message
scheduled_updates job_execution jobId taskId payLoad message
scheduled_updates job_load jobTaskId serviceId message
scheduled_updates job_unload jobTaskId serviceId message
scheduled_updates load ruleId libraryId ruleName destinationList message
scheduled_updates no_retry unused libraryId message
scheduled_updates no_update taskId libraryId destination message
scheduled_updates reload ruleId libraryId ruleName message
scheduled_updates reschedule ruleId libraryId ruleName message
scheduled_updates retry unused libraryId destination message
scheduled_updates retry_exhausted unused unused destination message
scheduled_updates routing unused libraryId message
scheduled_updates rule_schedule ruleId libraryId ruleName message
scheduled_updates schedule_change ruleId libraryId ruleName message
scheduled_updates su_evaluation ruleId libraryId ruleName message
scheduled_updates su_execution jobId libraryId message
scheduled_updates su_request jobId libraryId processType message
scheduled_updates task_execution taskId unused destinationName message
scheduled_updates unload ruleId libraryId ruleName destinationList message
scheduled_updates update ruleId libraryId ruleName message

Example

Every log event is placed on a new row. In the log file, the semicolon specifies a separator. In the database, the information is placed in different columns. Some columns are generic and some columns have different meaning, depending on the category and action. While logging is enabled, the following example is logged.

User action Log entry
The user "john" changed his password. 2013-05-07T11:55:36.356+0200;10.100.33.227;john;2013-05-07T11:55:36.355+0200;0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1;admin;change_passwd;true;b549dfcf-0059-4d63-b7d0-f710cc10a3cc;john;null
A file originally opened from the library in Spotfire Analyst has been closed. 2013-05-07T11:55:36.356+0200;10.100.33.227;sfal;2013-04-08T16:20:14.203+0200;null;library_pro;close;true;22154702-8e44-4a26-a102-f1a63121f763;4447a4f7-2c33-43f0-9ed7-edafa152969f;/Demo/Baseball

See Action log properties and Action log categories for more information.

Note: If you log to a database, you see an additional category dblogging. See its reference, dblogging, for more information.
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