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Viewing the log file for a data record


The log file for an open data record lists descriptions of events associated with this specific data record.

Information noteNote: You can access log files that list information on all data records through the Journal option on the Menu panel.

Before you begin

  • The MDM server is already launched.
  • You have been assigned a role with the appropriate user authorization and access rights.
  • At least one view has been created in Talend Studio. For more information, see Creating a View.
  • Make sure you have selected the data container that holds the master data record that you want to manage and the corresponding data model against which the master data records will be validated.

About this task

To view the log file for a specific data record, do the following:


  1. In the Master Data Browser page, search for the data records pertaining to the entity of interest.
    All master data records which meet the search criteria are listed in the page. The first record is selected by default and its details are displayed in the panel to the right.
  2. Click any of the listed data records to open the record detail.


  3. Click More... and select Journal to open the log file of the record on the User Journal tab.


    On the User Journal tab, you can view information on all the events associated with the selected data record. You can also search for the events for any other specific data record under a view to which you have access rights by selecting the view from the View drop-down list and setting the primary key of the data record in the Key field, and setting the value of other search fields if required. The search will return all logs for the data record whose primary key is exactly the same as the given key.

  4. Double-click a row or right-click a row then click View Changes to view the detailed description of an event.
    The Data Changes Viewer tab opens.


    Here you can view some key information about the modified data record, including the source, type of change, the data record impacted and the relevant entity.

    The Before and After panels in the lower part of the page show the complete details of the source record and modified record respectively.

    Information noteNote: If you log in to Talend MDM Web UI as an administrator, a Restore button will display in the Before and After panels. This button enables the administrator to restore the old version of the record.

    You can also restore the previous version of a record from the User Journal tab, by right-clicking the event and then clicking Restore.

  5. Click the Here you can view some key informationView Update Report button for a more detailed report of all modifications made.
  6. Click the Previous Report button to navigate to the previous event associated with this data record or the Next Report button to navigate to the next event associated with this data record.
  7. If required, click the Open Record button to open the record detail in a new tab.

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