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Please note that Item Audit Log is not available on SharePoint Foundation 2010 and 2013.

1. Introduction

SharePoint Item Audit Log provides end users with the capability to access audit data at item or list level.

Note: You will have to enable the audit log feature in the site collection level. To enable this feature, please follow these steps:

a. Go to Site Settings page, under Site Collection Administration, click Site collection features.

b. On the Configure Audit Settings page, in the Audit Log Trimming section, set Automatically trim the audit log for this site? to Yes.

2. Feature Activation

By default, Item Audit Log is activated automatically once the product is installed. If you want to activate this feature manually, please enter Site Collection Features page.

3. View list or library audit log

a. Enter the list or library which you want to view the audit logs for.

b. Find View Audit Log under List or Library tab.

c. Click View Audit Log button. An audit log window will open as follows:

Note: To view list or library audit logs, you must have Manage List permission on the list or library.

4. View item or document audit log

a. Enter the list or library and select an item or document which you want to view audit logs for.

b. Find View Audit Log under Items or Documents tab.

You can also find View Audit Log in the context menu.

c. Click View Audit Log button. An audit log window will open as follows:

Note: To view item or document audit logs, you must have Manage List permission.

5. Filter audit log

Item Audit Log enables users to locate audit data by filtering. You can filter details by date, user and event type.

• Filter by date

To filter logs by date, select the start date and end date from the date picker, then click Filter button.

• Filter by user

To filter logs by user, type the user name in the User box, then click Filter button.

• Filter by event type

To filter logs by event type, select one type from the Event drop-down list, then click Filter button.

To clear the filters click the Reset button.

6. Export audit logs as CSV

Item Audit Log allows users to export the audit data to a .csv file for further analysis.

a. To export the audit, click the Export as CSV button.

b. Then specify the location to save the CSV file.

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