Allow the "User Activity" report to be run for a folder and all sub-folders & content within that folder
Today, the admin may select to run the "User Activity" report for a particular folder. When run for a particular folder, the report will only filter on the contents of the selected folder, and not the contents of subfolders within. Request that the report includes the folder and all sub-folders & contents within that folder, removing the need to run the report at the enterprise level and filtering to a particular folder path from there.
This is needed pretty badly. Having to click through and check off every single folder and sub folder to run this report in the desired section of the tree is such a headache and a hassle. Especially if the tree is very complex and has hundreds of different folders and sub folders. It's almost useless when your tree reaches a certain size. A simple toggle to automatically select all sub folders would make the process significantly easier and faster. Please seriously consider this update.
This would be a significant improvement that would reduce the time we spend downloading all user activity (for all folders) and then filtering it in tools such as Excel. I am assuming this would also be a positive action for Box Reporting performance as we would not have to create a report on massive volumes of data that are not required.
Ua Admin commented
Please add the feature ASAP. I don't know why this isn't the default behavior for this report. I shouldn't have to pull an entire enterprise shared links report which doesn't include action dates making it useless for me.
In my case, I am trying to measure how popular the files are within the company as a view and download over time. It would be super useful to run this kind of report as a non-admin user on folders the user owns.
Would be hugely useful considering the fact that the industry we use it for is made up of predominantly freelancers who come and go. Right now there is no way of seeing who is on which subfolder without individually running a report for every folder - for one project we might have 300 subfolders. It's incredibly time consuming !
This sounds like the same request as 39429238-allow-the-user-activity-report-to-be-run-for-a-f. I suggest the votes for these features be combined.
The User Activity report is the "audit trail" for activities performed in BOX. As a result, this is a regulatory requirement of 21 CFR Part 11 and is critical functionality. It is unreasonable and error-prone to try to run this report on dozens of subfolders. I would like to suggest that this feature be given escalated priority. Thank you
Not able to fulfill this report within Box Administrator console. The user wants to be able to pull the following metrics (payloads) on a folder across all internal and external users for a date range (e.g. 11/1/19 to date).
-used incorrect log in credentials
-uploaded a file
-downloaded a file
-previewed a file
-edited a file
-deleted a file
However, given the size and depth of the top level folder and the report options currently available within Box Admin, we are not able to do this.
Using the "User Activity" feature, it would literally mean going into every sub folder and sub sub... folders to manually select every single folder and file.
The other option which is "Folder and File" feature doesn't allow for the selection of the requested metrics (payloads) and also the date range.
This can simply be adding a check box and folder tree view feature under the existing "Admin Console > Reports > User Activity" that allows admins to check all sub, sub sub... folders and files when running reports and mass actions.
Tim Horgan commented
It's a common security request to deliver Box audit trail/user reports for a folder and all of its subfolders. The current functionality that doesn't allow this option is extremely cumbersome to workaround, and highly error prone.