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Log activity inside your Laravel app

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The spatie/laravel-activitylog package provides easy to use functions to log the activities of the users of your app. It can also automatically log model events. The Package stores all activity in the activity_log table.

Here's a demo of how you can use it:

activity()->log('Look, I logged something');

You can retrieve all activity using the Spatie\Activitylog\Models\Activity model.

Activity::all();

Here's a more advanced example:

activity()
   ->performedOn($anEloquentModel)
   ->causedBy($user)
   ->withProperties(['customProperty' => 'customValue'])
   ->log('Look, I logged something');
   
$lastLoggedActivity = Activity::all()->last();

$lastLoggedActivity->subject; //returns an instance of an eloquent model
$lastLoggedActivity->causer; //returns an instance of your user model
$lastLoggedActivity->getExtraProperty('customProperty'); //returns 'customValue'
$lastLoggedActivity->description; //returns 'Look, I logged something'

Here's an example on event logging.

$newsItem->name = 'updated name';
$newsItem->save();

//updating the newsItem will cause the logging of an activity
$activity = Activity::all()->last();

$activity->description; //returns 'updated'
$activity->subject; //returns the instance of NewsItem that was created

Calling $activity->changes() will return this array:

[
   'attributes' => [
        'name' => 'updated name',
        'text' => 'Lorum',
    ],
    'old' => [
        'name' => 'original name',
        'text' => 'Lorum',
    ],
];

Documentation

You'll find the documentation on https://docs.spatie.be/laravel-activitylog/v2.

Find yourself stuck using the package? Found a bug? Do you have general questions or suggestions for improving the activity log? Feel free to create an issue on GitHub, we'll try to address it as soon as possible.

If you've found a security issue please mail freek@spatie.be instead of using the issue tracker.

Installation

You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-activitylog

The package will automatically register itself.

You can publish the migration with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\Activitylog\ActivitylogServiceProvider" --tag="migrations"

Note: The default migration assumes you are using integers for your model IDs. If you are using UUIDs, or some other format, adjust the format of the subject_id and causer_id fields in the published migration before continuing.

After publishing the migration you can create the activity_log table by running the migrations:

php artisan migrate

You can optionally publish the config file with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\Activitylog\ActivitylogServiceProvider" --tag="config"

This is the contents of the published config file:

return [

    /*
     * If set to false, no activities will be saved to the database.
     */
    'enabled' => env('ACTIVITY_LOGGER_ENABLED', true),

    /*
     * When the clean-command is executed, all recording activities older than
     * the number of days specified here will be deleted.
     */
    'delete_records_older_than_days' => 365,

    /*
     * If no log name is passed to the activity() helper
     * we use this default log name.
     */
    'default_log_name' => 'default',

    /*
     * You can specify an auth driver here that gets user models.
     * If this is null we'll use the default Laravel auth driver.
     */
    'default_auth_driver' => null,

    /*
     * If set to true, the subject returns soft deleted models.
     */
    'subject_returns_soft_deleted_models' => false,

    /*
     * This model will be used to log activity. The only requirement is that
     * it should be or extend the Spatie\Activitylog\Models\Activity model.
     */
    'activity_model' => \Spatie\Activitylog\Models\Activity::class,
    
    /*
     * This is the name of the table that will be created by the migration and
     * used by the Activity model shipped with this package.
     */
    'table_name' => 'activity_log',
];

Changelog

Please see CHANGELOG for more information about recent changes.

Testing

$ composer test

Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email freek@spatie.be instead of using the issue tracker.

Postcardware

You're free to use this package, but if it makes it to your production environment we highly appreciate you sending us a postcard from your hometown, mentioning which of our package(s) you are using.

Our address is: Spatie, Samberstraat 69D, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium.

We publish all received postcards on our company website.

Credits

Support us

Spatie is a webdesign agency based in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.

Does your business depend on our contributions? Reach out and support us on Patreon. All pledges will be dedicated to allocating workforce on maintenance and new awesome stuff.

License

The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.