Activity log - Smartsheet APi

08/05/19 Edited 12/09/19

Hi All,

I'm fairly new to smartsheet API and using it in python. One observation i made is that when i try to update the same row with same column using API there is no change in the activity log.

Example:

Before Update: Row1 1 2 3 4

Activity log: Sheet viewed by <username>

Ran my program to update the same row with same values

Activity log: Sheet viewed by <username>

 

But if there are change in the values the activity log is getting populated with the same changes.

 

Is this the normal behavior?

Please let me know.

 

Thanks,

Jagadeesh.

 

 

Comments

  • Hi Jagadeesh,

    Just to clarify, are you talking about the event reporting feature? (https://smartsheet-platform.github.io/api-docs/?python#event-reporting) Are you using the Python SDK to access the events list?

    Thanks,

    Tim

  • If you make a request to the Smartsheet API to add data to a row or column and you add the same data that is already in the cell there won't be a change registered in the Activity Log of the sheet. This is expected behavior. Since you are adding the same values to the cells the API leaves the current values in place and doesn't register a change occurring. If you add new values to the sheet those changes will appear in the Activity Log of the sheet.

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