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barlowse
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Common Data Service Audit data

Does anyone have a way to get the audit data on CDS entities into a PowerBI report or even an Excel file? I know there are ideas already posted for something, but was looking for a workaround while we wait for it to be delivered OOTB. Is PowerShell an option? 

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HSheild
Super User
Super User

Hi @barlowse 

 

Have you looked at the Audit History Extractor plugin for XRMToolbox?

 

More info on the plugin here

https://github.com/alduzzen1985/Audit-History-Extractor

 

 

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EricRegnier
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Hi @barlowse,

Yes PowerShell is an option, you can get all the audit history data via the CDS's Rest API. You can consume that API with PowerShell or any method of your choice. Here's the base:

https://<env>.api.crm<6>.dynamics.com/api/data/v9.1/audits

For more info: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/web-api/audit?view=dynamics-ce-odat...

Hope this helps!

Note that there are 2 levels of audit data.

  1. The audit entity (as per the previous post). This will give you the operation, user and date, but won't give the details of the attributes that changed
  2. The attribute change history. This will give the attribute values. To get this, you need to call the RetrieveAttributeChangeHistory function, and you need to call this for each audit record. You could probably do this via PowerShell, but you'd need to write the logic to parse the results for the audit data, and loop through each in turn

Thanks correct @DavidJennaway and can still consume with Rest API. Here's an exmaple entity Opportunity:

https://<env>.api.crm<6>.dynamics.com/api/data/v9.1/RetrieveRecordChangeHistory(Target=@t)?@t={"@odata.type":"Microsoft.Dynamics.CRM.opportunity","opportunityid":"<guid>"}

 

Thanks everyone. I will check it out.

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