Monitoring Activity Logs

Activity Logs

Information about all activities within webMethods.io B2B such as, documents exchanged, deployment activities, and archival and purge changes are available on the Activity logs page. You can view and monitor the sequence of activities related to a webMethods.io B2B account. Monitoring activity logs enables you to track the activities within webMethods.io B2B, detect and analyze errors and thus work towards fixing them.

Note: Any general internal operation such as purge or archive performed by webMethods.io B2B is recorded in the Activity Logs under the PerformedBy column with the value set to Administrator. This value is not the same as the Administrator role.

The Logs > Activity logs page includes the log records for:

By default, Activity logs page displays information for Deployment logs.

For each of the logs, you can apply the following filters:

For each of the logs:

The color-codes to indicate activity logs entries are as follows:

Type of Logs

General logs

Information about general activities of in webMethods.io B2B is available in the General logs section of Activity logs page. This page displays general information such as, archival and purge related activities. For logs related to specific activities, see Transaction logs and Deployment logs.

The General logs section displays the following details:

Field Description
Date Timestamp when the action was performed on the deployment.
Event Message informing the action performed.
Performed by Name of the user who performed the action.
Actions Actions that you can perform. Click icon to view the details of the selected activity.

Transaction logs

A global view of all transactions occurring in webMethods.io B2B related all partners and document types, is available in the Transaction logs section of Activity logs page.

You can view available transactions of all partners.

The Transaction logs section displays the following details:

Field Description
Date Timestamp when the document was received. Click the timestamp to view the transaction status of the group to which the selected transaction belongs. Clicking the timestamp opens the Course of transaction section of the Transaction summary page.
Event Action performed on the document or the status of transaction. Some of the possible events are:
  • Aborted
  • Done
  • New
  • Status changed
  • Reprocessed
  • Resubmitted

For details on possible events, see Viewing Transactions.
Performed by Name of the user who performed the transaction.
Actions Actions that you can perform. Click icon to view the details of the selected transaction.

Deployment logs

You can monitor the status of deployments across all the users and roles that create them, in the Deployment logs section of Activity logs page.

The Deployment logs section displays the following details:

Field Description
Date Timestamp when the action was performed on the deployment.
Name Name of the deployment.
Event Action performed on the deployments. Some possible events are:
  • Available. Deployment is available in the Available deployment page of target environment.
  • Applied. Deployment is applied in the target environment.
  • Deleted. Deployment is deleted after it was applied in the target environment.
  • Rejected. Deployment is rejected in the target environment.
  • Published. Deployment is published to the target environment.
  • Added. Deployment is created.
  • Renamed. Deployment name or description was changed.
Performed by Name of the user who performed the action.
Source Name of the environment from where the deployment set was published.
Note: If you see (current) in the Source environment column, it indicates that the source environment is the environment to which you have currently logged-in to.
Target Name of the environment to which the deployment was published.
Note: If you see (current) in the Target environment column, it indicates that the target environment is the environment to which you have currently logged-in to.
Actions Actions that you can perform. Click icon to view the details of the selected deployment.

Click Inbound or Outbound tab to view the incoming or outgoing deployment details respectively.

Audit logs

You can monitor the creation and modification of assets and other activities performed by the users in your system.

The Audit logs section displays the following details:

Field Description
Date Timestamp when the user action was performed.
Asset Type Type of asset that participated in the activity.
Event Action performed by the user. Some possible events are:
  • Creating an asset
  • Updating an asset
  • Deleting an asset
Performed by Name of the user who performed the action.
Details Details of the activity.

Downloading Transactions and Other Activity Logs

Summary

The Activity logs page lets you download the activity logs such as documents exchanged, the deployment activities, and archival and purge logs in your instance.

The logs are downloaded in a .csv file in compressed (.zip) format and for the duration of the download.

If you use Microsoft Excel to open the .csv file, to view the downloaded transactions, the leading zeroes are trimmed for the Document IDs column.

The size of each downloaded log file is limited to 25MB.

Basic Flow

To download logs:

  1. In webMethods.io B2B, go to Logs > Activity logs.
  2. Select the type of log you want to download and click
    You can download audit logs, general logs, deployments, or transaction logs based on a date range or duration range such as 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, or use a custom range as highlighted in the following image. You can also search for a string in the search bar within a specific date range and download only those transactions.

Next Steps

The downloaded file appears in the folder configured for all the downloads on your browser.

Note: The size of the downloaded file depends on the filters and the date range you use. In case of deployment logs, the size of the inbound and outbound deployments in your system determines the size of the downloaded file.

Managing Notifications

webMethods.io B2B notifies you of activities or events occurring in the system, which may need your attention when you click on the icon on the upper-right corner of your screen. You can search for notifications that are not more than 30 days old. You can configure the notification retention in the Settings menu under Runtime options. For information, see Configuring Runtime Options.

You can subscribe to notifications of the following type:

Note: You will not be able to unsubscribe from receiving notifications for upgrades and fixes.

You can subscribe to notifications of the following categories for any type of message severity:

Each notification displays the date and time at which the event occurred. You can:

User Permissions

You must have administrator permissions to make the changes to the notification options in the Runtime options page.

Searching for Notifications

You can search for a notification on the Notifications listing page.

  1. In webMethods.io B2B, go to Logs icon > Notifications.
  2. Type a word in the headline or the description of the notification to search for it, using the following search filters:

    Search Filter Description
    24H Displays transactions in the last 24 hours.
    15D Displays transactions in the last 15 days. This is the default option.
    7D Displays transactions in the last seven days.
    Custom Provide a custom date range along with the timestamp to view the transactions in the specified date and time range.
    Category Search for notifications that belong to a certain category. The available categories are: Transactions, Communications, Systems, and Assets.
    Severity Search for notifications that belong to a certain severity. The available severities are: Critical, Error, Warning, and Information.
    Filters Apply filters such as category and severity.
    Mark as read Click on the mail icon to mark all the notifications as read.

Subscribing to Notifications

A few options allow you to customize the notifications you receive.

  1. In webMethods.io B2B, go to Settings icon > Runtime options.
  2. In the Select type drop down box, select General > Notifications.
  3. Tune the notification subscription and behavior, see Configuring Runtime Options for the description of each notification alert.