Accessing Publishing Logs

Prerequisites: Users must have group permissions to access Publishing Logs. See Publishing Prerequisites for details.

Access log data about content and asset items published to publishing targets.

  1. Choose one of the following steps:
    • Navigate to Administration > Publishing Logs.
      Version Notes: CMS 10.6
      This option is only available in CMS 10.6.
    • Navigate to Administration > Publishing Monitor, and click View More... in the Recently Completed area.
      Version Notes: CMS 10.6 vs. CMS 10.0–10.5

      In CMS 10.6, clicking View More... opens the publishing logs via Administration > Publishing Logs in the current web browser tab.

      In CMS 10.0–10.5, clicking View More... opens the publishing logs in a new web browser window.

      View Publishing Logs via Publishing Monitor

    The publishing logs display.
  2. Choose the publishing target via the Select Publishing Target drop-down list in the top leftmost corner of the main pane.
    Version Notes: CMS 10.6
    By default, CMS 10.6 automatically selects the publishing target currently selected within Site > Site Tree as the value of this field.

    Select Publishing Target

    Publishing Target Statistics display.
  3. Select the Publishes tab.
    The Publish Date pane displays publishes by date and time in chronological, descending order.

    Select Publishes Tab

  4. Select the publish session to view from Publish Date pane.
    The session's Publish Details and list of published content and asset items display.
    Version Notes: CMS 10.6
    Select Publish Details to expand and view the publish information. CMS 10.6 provides two tabs for publish sessions:
    • Select the Published tab to view published content and asset items.
    • Select the Post Processed tab to view the list of output files generated from post-publish processing. Post-publish processing occurs when content processors (e.g., DITA) apply to CMS publishes.

      See Post-Publish Processing Logs for details about this tab.

  5. Optional: Click View Log XML to access the selected publish session's log data in an XML document.

    View Log XML

    The log XML data displays in a new web browser window.