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Activities for assets
Activities for assets

Activities for assets

For some asset types, you can see the activities of each asset in projects and catalogs. The activities graph shows the history of the events performed on the asset in Watson Studio, Watson Knowledge Catalog, and Watson Machine Learning. An event is an action that changes or copies the asset. For example, editing the asset description is an event, but viewing the asset is not an event.

To view activities for an asset in a project or catalog, click the asset name and click Activities icon. The activities panel shows a timeline of events. Summary information about the asset shows where asset was created, how many times it was added to projects or catalogs, what the last event for it was, and when the last event happened. The first event for each asset is its creation.

You can see this type of information about each event:

  • Where: In which catalog or project the event occurred.
  • Who: The name of the user who performed the action, unless the action was automated. Automated actions generate events, but don't show user names.
  • What: A description of the action. Some events show details about the original and updated values.
  • When: The date and time of the event.

Activities also track relationships between assets. In the activities panel, the creation of a new asset based on the original asset is shown at the top of the list. For example, when you add an existing catalog asset to a project or publish an existing project asset to a catalog, you create a new asset that is a copy of the original asset. Click See details to view asset details.

Watch this short video to see how to track activities of a data asset.

This video provides a visual method as an alternative to following the written steps in this documentation.

Watch this video to see how to track the activities of a machine learning model.

Video disclaimer: Some minor steps and graphical elements in this video may differ from your Cloud Pak for Data deployment. This video shows the Cloud Pak for Data as a Service user interface.

This video provides a visual method as an alternative to following the written steps in this documentation.

Requirements and limitations

Activities are not available with all Watson Studio and Watson Knowledge Catalog plans. See offering plans:

Activities have the following limitations:

  • Activities graphs are currently available only for Watson Machine Learning models and data assets.
  • Activities graphs do not appear in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 browsers

  • Only assets that are created after activities tracking began on 20 July, 2018, have activities graphs.

Activities events

Activities events can describe actions that are applicable to all asset types or actions that are specific to an asset type:

General events

You can see these general events:

  • Published to a catalog from a project
  • Added to a project from a catalog
  • Name updated
  • Description updated
  • Tags updated
  • Classification updated
  • Terms updated
  • Membership updated
  • Privacy updated
  • Owner updated

Events specific to Watson Machine Learning models

Activities tracking is available for all Watson Machine Learning service plans, however, you won't see events for actions that are not available with your plan.

In addition to general events, you can see these events that are specific to models:

  • Model created
  • Model deployed
  • Model re-evaluated
  • Model retrained
  • Set as active model
  • The name of the associated data asset
  • The name of the associated connection asset
  • The project name where it was created

Events specific to data assets from files and connected data assets

In addition to general events, you can see these events that are specific to data assets from files and connected data assets:

  • Added to project from a Data Refinery flow
  • Added to a project from a file
  • Added to a catalog from a file
  • Data classes updated
  • Schema updated by a Data Refinery flow
  • Profile created
  • Profile updated
  • Profile deleted
  • Downloaded

A data asset shows this information in the Created from field, depending on how it was created:

  • The name of the Data Refinery flow that created it
  • Its associated connection name
  • The project name or catalog name where it was created or came from

Parent topic: Finding and viewing an asset in a catalog