SharePoint Audit Policy: View

This audit flag corresponds to the "Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties" check box on the "Site collection audit settings" page in Site Collection Administration.

This audit flag and its events track the viewing of pages, lists, libraries and documents.

Enabling this audit policy at the site collection level will result in events being logged for each and every page view. We recommend enabling this audit policy only on specific libraries or lists; click here for more details.

SharePoint does not audit individual list item views; here's why.

When you view an individual document, SharePoint frequently generates 1 or 2 library viewed events in addition to the document viewed event that you expect.

Audit Flag

Event ID by LOGbinder for SharePoint


47 - Document viewed

48 - Document library viewed

49 - List viewed

50 - Object viewed


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