This feature (SMS Messaging) is only available to CommCare users with a Standard Plan or higher. For more details, see the CommCare Software Plan page.

 

Report: Message Log  

Overview

The Message Log is a cumulative list of messages sent and received. This is the history of all SMS-interactions.

Go to Reports, and find the Messaging section to access the Message Log. 

There are many Types of SMS messages captured in the log. 

A single message can be tagged as multiple types.  For example, a survey that is submitted as a structured keyword will be tagged as survey and keyword.   

Filtering the Report

The report will let you filter to view a specific set of messages.  You can filter by:

Message Log includes: 

After applying the filter you can choose "export to Excel" if you'd like more complex analysis.

Use of the Feature

Notes and Limitations

Report: Message History 

Overview

The Messaging History report allows you to view all of the messaging related activity for a project - it will list any successful and attempted messages to help you troubleshoot and understand your messaging project.  

If there was an error in sending the message, the report will show the reason for failure (missing phone number, duplicate phone number, etc.).  

To access it, go to the Reports Tab, and go to Messaging, then select Messaging History

 Or navigate directly using https://www.commcarehq.org/a/project/reports/messaging_events/

Filtering the Report

The report will let you filter to view a specific set of messages.  You can filter by:

View Message Details

The report will list individual messaging events - an event could contain multiple messages (ex. an SMS survey will contain many messages between CommCareHQ and the participant, but will only be listed once).  

Notes and Limitations

For unsuccessful messages, the report will show the reason for failure (missing phone number, duplicate phone number, etc.).  


Report: SMS Usage Report 

Overview

 Use this report to check the activity of mobile workers in your project. This is similar to the standard worker monitoring report. 


Filtering the Report

The report will let you filter to view a specific set of messages.  You can filter by:

Use the Report

The report provides a high level summary for each user, with three columns

  1. Messages received
  2. Messages sent 
  3. Phone Numbers used 

Notes and Limitations

If the mobile worker has never used a phone number, they are also inactive. 

Only contacts with verified accounts are included in this report.