View Setup Audit Trail

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Setup Audit Trail helps you track recent backend changes and other administrator activities made over the past six months.  This can be especially useful in organizations with multiple administrators. Only system administrator can view the Setup Audit Trail.  

Go into Setup and type View Setup Audit Trail in the Quick Find box, then select View Setup Audit Trail:


To download setup history for the past 180 days, click Download as shown below.


 After 180 days, setup records are deleted.

The history shows the 20 most recent setup changes made to your org. It lists the date of the change, who made it, and what the change was. If an internal user (like an admin or support representative) makes a setup change on behalf of an end-user, the other user's name column shows the internal username. For example, if a user grants login access to an admin and the admin makes a setup change, the admin’s username is listed.


What does Setup Audit Trail track?


  • Company information
  • Default settings like language, locale, and multiple currencies
  • Company messages
  • Users, portal users, roles, permission sets, and profiles
  • Email addresses for any user
  • Record types (including creating or renaming record types and assigning record types to profiles)
  • Security and Sharing Settings

Data Management

  • Mass deleting records, including when a mass delete exceeds the user’s Recycle Bin limit on deleted records
  • Data Export requests
  • Mass transfer usage
  • Use of the Data Import Wizard
  • Sandbox deletions


  • Apex classes and triggers
  • Visualforce pages, custom components, and static resources
  • Lightning pages
  • Action link templates
  • Custom settings
  • Custom metadata types and records
  • Remote access definitions
  • Salesforce Sites settings

Various Setup

  • API usage metering notification, creating
  • Process automation settings
  • Approval processes
  • Workflow actions, creating or deleting
  • Flows
  • Packages from Salesforce AppExchange that were installed or uninstalled

The Audit Trail is also useful for troubleshooting as it captures date and time, allowing you to trace user issues back to a specific change. It’s also a great record of all the work you’ve done to customize Salesforce.


Please reach out to Product Support ( if you have any questions about viewing your Setup Audit Trail.

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