We have SharePoint online site collection which contain 1 custom list and 1 document library. Now we need to extract the audit logs related to these list and library and send it to a group of people.

So can anyone advice on the available approaches we can follow in SharePoint online?

Previously in SharePoint on-premises, we use to configure the audit logs for a site collection as mentioned in this link Configure audit settings for a site collection. But this approach is no more available for us in SharePoint online.

Any advice?

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You can view the audit log reports from a site collection settings.

To view an audit log report:

  1. Click Settings, then click Site settings.

  2. Click Audit log reports in the Site Collection Administration section.

  3. Select the report that you want, such as Deletion on the View Auditing Reports page, .

  4. Type a URL or Browse to the library where you want to save the report and then click OK.

  5. On the Operation Completed Successfully page, click click here to view this report.

Documentation: View audit log reports


If you are not able to use above steps, you can get the audit logs in the compliance center.

Check below documentation for more information: Search the audit log in the compliance center

  • but those steps are not available for sharepoint online.. even this link support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/… mentioned that it only supported in SharePoint Server 2019 SharePoint Server 2016 SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise
    – John John
    Jun 28, 2021 at 9:49
  • Check View audit log reports link --> which is supported for SharePoint in Microsoft 365. And link to Configure audit settings for a site collection is given in same documentation. Jun 28, 2021 at 9:54
  • If you are not able to use above steps, you can get the audit logs in the compliance center. Check update answer. Jun 28, 2021 at 10:03
  • i know about the compliance center logs, but my question is how i can extract info from these logs and send a report of the related logs to a group of people.
    – John John
    Jun 28, 2021 at 10:05
  • You can use "Audit log search" --> "Filter results" based on activities --> "Export results". Here is list of activities audited related to SharePoint lists Jun 28, 2021 at 10:12

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