Tasks log events

Audit and investigation page: View and track changes to user events in Tasks
The audit log page has been replaced with a new audit and investigation page. For information about this change, go to Improved audit and investigation experience: What's new in Google Workspace

You can use the audit and investigation page to run searches related to Tasks log events. There you can view a record of actions to track changes to tasks, task lists, and recurring tasks. This information is helpful when you troubleshoot issues or when your users notice discrepancies or unexpected changes. Log entries usually appear within 30 minutes of the user action.

For a full list of services and activities that you can investigate, such as Google Drive or user activity, read through the data sources for the audit and investigation page.

Note about log event data when Tasks is turned off

Even if Tasks is turned off for a user, you might still see Tasks log events that list the user as entity owner of tasks that were assigned to them from a Chat space.

Open the audit and investigation page

Access Tasks log event data

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. On the left, click Reportingand thenAudit and investigationand thenTasks log events.

Filter the data

  1. Open the log events as described above in Access Tasks log event data.
  2. Click Add a filter, and then select an attribute.
  3. In the pop-up window, select an operatorand thenselect a valueand thenclick Apply.
  4. (Optional) To create multiple filters for your search:
    1. Click Add a filter and repeat step 3.
    2. (Optional) To add a search operator, above Add a filter, select AND or OR.
  5. Click Search.

Note: Using the Filter tab, you can include simple parameter and value pairs to filter the search results. You can also use the Condition builder tab, where the filters are represented as conditions with AND/OR operators.

Attribute descriptions

For this data source, you can use the following attributes when searching log event data:

Attribute Description
Date Date and time the event occurred (displayed in your browser's default time zone)

Email of assignee

Email address of the tasks assignee

Email of new assignee

Email address of the tasks new assignee

Entity owner The owner to which the data belongs, such as a user's email address or a Chat space URL
Event The logged event action, such as Task created, Task modified, and Task list created
 

IP address

Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with the logged action. Usually reflects the user's physical location, but could be a proxy server or a virtual private network (VPN) address.

New task list ID

New task list ID of a task, if the task was moved to a different list

New task list title

New title of a task list

New task title

New title of a task                                              

Recurrence ID

Identifier for a recurring task

Task creation point type

The type of origin this task was created from. Can be:

  • Email—The task was created from an email in Gmail
  • Chat Message—The task was created from a chat message in Google Chat
  • Checkbox—The task was created from a checkbox in Google Docs

Task creation point URL

The URL of the origin this task was created from

Task ID

Identifier of the task that was edited, created, or deleted

Task list ID

Identifier of the task list that was edited or the task list that contained the edited task

Task list title

Title of the task list that was edited

Task time

The date or time of the task

Task title

Title of the task that was edited, created, or deleted

Type of entity owner

The type of owner to which the data belongs. Can be:

  • User—The affected data belonged to the personal task list of a user.
  • Google Chat Space—The affected data belonged to a Chat space.

Shared task origin type

The type of shared surface this task was assigned from. Can be:

  • Google Chat Space—The task was assigned from a Google Chat space
  • Google Doc—The task was assigned from a Google Doc

Shared task origin URL

The URL of the shared surface this task was assigned from

User agent

User agent of the software associated with the logged action. Usually describes the browser (if the action was done through a web client) or the Tasks client of the user.

 

Manage log event data

Manage search results column data

You can control which data columns appear in your search results.

  1. At the top-right of the search results table, click Manage columns "".
  2. (Optional) To remove current columns, click Remove "".
  3. (Optional) To add columns, next to Add new column, click the Down arrow "" and select the data column.
    Repeat as needed.
  4. (Optional) To change the order of the columns, drag the data column names.
  5. Click Save.

Export search result data

  1. At the top of the search results table, click Export all.
  2. Enter a name and then click Export.
    The export displays below the search results table under Export action results.
  3. To view the data, click the name of your export.
    The export opens in Google Sheets.

Create reporting rules

Go to Create and manage reporting rules.

When and how long is data available?

Go to Data retention and lag times.

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