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  Asked By: Shana    Date: Jan 07    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1559

My boss wants to obtain statistics from documents : like : how many
times a document has bien viewed, who views a particular document.
Does anybody know if that is possible in SPS ?



23 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jagat Pandit     Answered On: Jan 07

Yeah - That would be nice. Right now we use the IIS logfiles to produce

Answer #2    Answered By: Jerod Carrillo     Answered On: Jan 07

Can you tell me more about this? How do you interrogate the IIS logs?
Have you written a web part to do this?

Answer #3    Answered By: Hema Pasupuleti     Answered On: Jan 07

I don't think it is available out of the box. You will need to query the
IIS logs. You will need to build or modify a document  wrb part that will
query the logs and gather the counters

Answer #4    Answered By: Candis Kinney     Answered On: Jan 07

This might go some way to doing the job....


Answer #5    Answered By: Cora Bradshaw     Answered On: Jan 07

We are dealing with a customer that wants to get a number of
statistics/reports out of SPS at any time, via dashboard or something
else very user friendly. The reports should generate something like:
- the number of documents  a certain user uploaded or modified in a
determined timeframe;
- the number of documents that have been processed via SPS;
- the number and frequency of accesses on a certain document;
- etc. you get the idea...

Have you any idea how to get SPS to do that? I know it will not do it
out of the box.

Answer #6    Answered By: Shushma Zariwala     Answered On: Jan 07

Don't believe there's any easy way to do this, you might be able to modify a
number of existing web parts to go some way towards achieving what you want,
for example the 'Recently published document', 'document usage', 'document
status' and 'server latency' web parts may be a good starting point.
Furthermore you could use a std reporting tool to pull reports out of the
IIS logs or alternatively there may be a 3rd party solution specific to
Sharepoint available
(Check here..... www.msd2d.com/Product_view.aspx?section=Sharepoint).

Answer #7    Answered By: Bahadur Kotoky     Answered On: Jan 07

http://www.spsfaq.com/downloads.asp?page=2 see 'SPSFAQ090130' See 'Documents uploaded' &
'awaiting approval' webparts

Content source status server tool

Answer #8    Answered By: Jeremey Avery     Answered On: Jan 07

Did somebody tried to use usage_report.vbs. It sends an email without
any results.

Answer #9    Answered By: Mariel Ferrell     Answered On: Jan 07

Did anybody get usage_report('SPSFAQ090130') to work?

Answer #10    Answered By: Santana Osborn     Answered On: Jan 07

No web part. Just grab IIS logs and parse data into database and query DB
for statistics. Be sure of what web service your Sharepoint install is
running as. Look through each folder for logs that appear to correspond to
your SPPS site.

Answer #11    Answered By: David Brown     Answered On: Jan 07

Nope. I imported the webpart in the Management Dashboard, but I just
received errors.

Answer #12    Answered By: Daamodar Bhadranavar     Answered On: Jan 07

Have come across this company with a product just out. Have got a demo but
not tried it yet take a look and see if it is any good for you.


Answer #13    Answered By: Destiny Lewis     Answered On: Jan 07

I found this VBS script somewhere (I believe it was on the
sharepointserver.com) - it will send a email with the information you might

Answer #14    Answered By: Tanisha Rowe     Answered On: Jan 07

Did it work for you? I use the same script.It sends an email without any

Answer #15    Answered By: Sierra Lewis     Answered On: Jan 07

it works perfectly fine with me. make sure you are using the right syntax

Answer #16    Answered By: Dwight Becker     Answered On: Jan 07

Are you sure that your log files are there? The script looks for them in
c:\WINNT\system32\LogFiles\W3SVC1 as a default. If they are not placed here
you must define it when you launch the script. Look in the header of the
script for syntaks.

Answer #17    Answered By: Amar Kumbar     Answered On: Jan 07

The files are there. May be i have to log more information?

Answer #18    Answered By: Marc Dixon     Answered On: Jan 07

but I'm hesitant to test the demo out. My only test
box at this time is SPS v2.0 beta.

Also seems that if it's really logging all this cool information, that
one would be able to parse it with Analog or WebTrends so we could get
some historical graphs and things. Wouldn't it be cool to show mgmt how
much sharepoint is being used with a line graph showing adds,
modifications, usage? Especially cool would be a list of top 10
documents. folders/dashboards, users, etc.

Question: anyone else out there tried the demo or bought the product?
If so, have you experienced any stability issues?

Answer #19    Answered By: Johathan Mcgowan     Answered On: Jan 07

Did you guys check up the DS Panel Products ?

Answer #20    Answered By: Georgia Barr     Answered On: Jan 07

Could you tell me what do you log? Do you specify it in IIS?

Answer #21    Answered By: Jessi Sweet     Answered On: Jan 07

Have found out today from them that it users Microsoft SQL Server Desktop
Engine does that make it easy for your graphs and things?

Answer #22    Answered By: Kelvin Mckinney     Answered On: Jan 07

That definitely helps. But I emailed them and found that their product
will only report on files added/modified/etc through the PORTAL (http://
access to the server) and not via WEBDAV or Windows Explorer-style

Since 95% of our access to Sharepoint's document  library is through the
web folders, their product doesn't help much. It also doesn't log
anything else in terms of helping me troubleshoot SP's instabilities.

Answer #23    Answered By: Gaurav Ghosh     Answered On: Jan 07

To those who have been following this thread, I want to let you know
that the latest version of SPSAuditTrail includes support for
tracking changes made to the document  library through Web Folders.

If you would like to evaluate the new version, you can download it
at http://www.napsys.com/wp/WPdownload.html

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