You can view article events for all articles in the History view. That is, events for actions taken by agents on articles. The History view does not include events for actions by end-users or actions taken on categories and sections, themes, moderation, or settings.
You can also view events for a specific article, if you want to see the history of events for that article only.
In History view, you can view all events or you can filter by user or event type. You can apply as many filters as needed. You cannot specify a date range for events.
You must be a Guide admin to view article events the History view.
To view the previous versions and revisions for a specific article, see Viewing article revisions and restoring a previous version.
Viewing article events for all articles
In History view, you can see a complete list of all article events in your knowledge base and you can filter the list by specific event types and users.
To view events in the History view
- In Guide, click the Manage articles () icon in the sidebar, then click the History tab.
The History view appears.Note: If you were an existing customer on February 15th, 2017, the History view shows events beginning February 15th, 2017. If you became a customer after that date, the History view shows events beginning on the date you enabled Guide.
- Review the list of knowledge base article events.
- Apply filters as needed to view events by specific users or specific types of events.
- Enter a user name to see events by that user.
To remove the user filter, hover your mouse over the user name, then click the X beside the user name.
- Click one of more article events to see those specific events only.
To remove the event filters, deselect each event.
- Enter a user name to see events by that user.
Viewing article events and history for a specific article
- Publishing events
- Author changes
- Label changes
- Body updates
- Section changes
To see the edits made to the title and body, along with previous versions of the article, see Viewing article revisions and restoring a previous version.
To view the history of changes made to an article
- Navigate to the article you want to review, then click Edit article in the top menu bar.
- (Guide Enterprise only) Click Article settings.
- Click Article history in the article sidebar.
- View the history of changes for that article in the History view.
Notice that the History view is filtered so that changes are scoped to the selected article.
You can click any body update or title update to see that specific edits that were made during that update.
Hi! Any API endpoint to pull the same data as the history view?
Thank you for reaching out to Zendesk Support.
In regards to your concern, as per our developer's documentation regarding Guide: https://developer.zendesk.com/api-reference/help_center/help-center-api/articles/ we currently don't have any API endpoint for viewing the article events in History view. Looking at the document, the nearest would be edited_at but it will only show the time the article was last edited in its displayed locale.
DJ Buenavista Jr. |
Customer Advocacy Specialist |
Hello Zendesk Team!
Are there any timeline limits for article history within Guide? For example if the change / article version is 24 months old is it still accessible? We are required to maintain the historical record of articles for auditing purposes. Thanks in advance.
Hey Peter Frutchey,
We maintain article history in perpetuity. So there's no time limit on the storage of this information.
Am I right in thinking there's no record of an Approved event? Or does "Ready for publishing" only ever appear in the history after approval (and in no other circumstances)? Seems unlikely, feel like I'm missing something.
Hi Zendesk Team,
I'm looking for events to trigger on any changes in articles of Zendesk. I tried integrating events with Zendesk and AWS but only got details related to Tickets and Chats nothing related to articles. On any changes related to articles in Zendesk, I need to get an event triggered. Based on that event i have to trigger a lambda function in AWS.
Can you please suggest any possibilities to get the same?
Hi Sanjay! I spent some time digging into this earlier this week and I haven't found any event-based functionality that you could use in this scenario. Any of the ideas that I had around search wouldn't really be at all useful for this situation. I would recommend recommend posting in the Guide product feedback forum, using the template at the top of that forum.
I'd like the History Filter by Event Type to include the options Managed By and Visible To. I want to be able to see when the management / visibility permissions changed, especially since these types of events/changes affect the Updated date that shows on the end user pages.
is there any delay between what's displayed in the history and on the actual article? One of our articles was updated 12hrs ago according to the article itself on the page, but the history doesn't show anything.
Thanks in advance!
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