How to understand users' usage of reports and folders

Hi there,

I would like to know if there is a way to track what is the usage of different reports, folders and so on within our Metabase account.

I couldn't find an up to date answer on this, so please let me know.


Hi @ff9991
You would have to look around in the application database. Metabase Metadata SQL
The Enterprise Edition comes with more advanced auditing:

Thanks flamber. This is useful!

Can you also let me know how I can get connected to that application database please?

We currently don't have the Enterprise Edition unfortunately.


@ff9991 You simply create a new data source in Metabase > Admin > Databases with the same credentials as you use for the application database.

Where can I find these credentials? Sorry, I've never used those I believe.


@ff9991 Post "Diagnostic Info" from Admin > Troubleshooting.

Here it goes:

"browser-info": {
"language": "en-GB",
"platform": "Win32",
"userAgent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36",
"vendor": "Google Inc."
"system-info": {
"file.encoding": "UTF-8",
"": "OpenJDK Runtime Environment",
"java.runtime.version": "11.0.10+9",
"java.vendor": "AdoptOpenJDK",
"java.vendor.url": "",
"java.version": "11.0.10",
"": "OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM",
"java.vm.version": "11.0.10+9",
"": "Linux",
"os.version": "4.14.209-160.339.amzn2.x86_64",
"user.language": "en",
"user.timezone": "GMT"
"metabase-info": {
"databases": [
"hosting-env": "unknown",
"application-database": "postgres",
"application-database-details": {
"database": {
"name": "PostgreSQL",
"version": "12.5"
"jdbc-driver": {
"name": "PostgreSQL JDBC Driver",
"version": "42.2.18"
"run-mode": "prod",
"version": {
"date": "2021-03-17",
"tag": "v0.38.2",
"branch": "release-x.38.x",
"hash": "91f0ed6"
"settings": {
"report-timezone": "Europe/London"

@ff9991 So whoever has setup your instance on AWS, has configured the application database details, which is a Postgres, so contact that person.