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ruanolin Frequent Visitor
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Difference between RequestId and ActivityId


I'm analyzing logs from Office 365 Audit Log to monitor the usage of PowerBI and I'm finding some data that I don't understand at all.

What's the difference betwen RequestId and ActivityId in O365 audit logs?


I'm finding multiple groups of extranges rows where I see:


Same ActivityId

Same CreationTime

Same UserId

Different Id

Different RequestId

Different ReportId (in consequence, different ReportNames)



RequestId and ActivityId.jpg


Has someone some explanation for these kind of rows?

How a unique user can do 4 actions in the same CreationDate for different reports and dashboards?


I have search in the following links but there's no information that could help me:








Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Difference between RequestId and ActivityId

Hi @ruanolin ,


Per my understanding, ActivityId represents the type of activity a user made on service, the same activity has the same ActivityId. While each time a user makes an activity would send a new request which leads to a new RequestId.



Yuliana Gu

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ruanolin Frequent Visitor
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Re: Difference between RequestId and ActivityId

Hi @v-yulgu-msft,


When you say the activity type what do you mean exactly?

I'm exporting 2 types of activity, "ViewsReport" and "ViewDashboard", and I'm obtaining this distribution for the ActivitiesId:



Why in some cases we have the same activityID for multiple actions  (ViewReport or ViewDashboard) with different CreationDate and in other cases (1575 cases) I have only one action for activityId?