Review Events Hourly to Improve Activity Visibility (Beta)

You now receive event log files in hourly increments for recent activity, along with event log files after 24 hours of activity. Hourly event log files provide accelerated data, giving you quicker visibility into security anomalies and custom code performance issues. Hourly files are available in the API but not in the Event Monitoring Analytics app, unless you contact Salesforce.
Available in: Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer Editions



This release contains a beta version of Hourly Event Monitoring, which means it’s a high-quality feature with known limitations. Hourly Event Monitoring isn’t generally available unless or until Salesforce announces its general availability in documentation or in press releases or public statements. We can’t guarantee general availability within any particular time frame or at all. Make your purchase decisions only on the basis of generally available products and features. You can provide feedback and suggestions for Hourly Event Monitoring in Ideas in the Trailblazer Community.

Beta Considerations

  • Hourly Event Monitoring doesn’t support site switching. If your production org instance is moved, the hourly event log files might have a gap in data. As a workaround, use the 24-hour log files.
  • Hourly Event Monitoring integration with the Event Monitoring Analytics app is available upon request. When Hourly Event Monitoring is enabled in the Event Monitoring Analytics app, daily event log file data is unavailable. Data is refreshed once a day in the app, regardless of whether daily or hourly log files are used.
  • Depending on event delivery and final processing time, an event can take up to three hours (from the time of the event) to be available in the log file. It occasionally takes longer.


Suppose you’re a security analyst monitoring for anomalous user behavior. By pulling in more frequent updates into your security system, you can be alerted within hours of a suspicious event, rather than 1–2 days later.