FotoWeb always writes logs to the connected database. It also writes asset metadata to the database based on the fields you choose to include. Learn how to configure logging of events so you can create meaningful system reports.
Event and metadata logging is configured in the FotoWeb site configuration. Go to the Settings tab, expand the Behavior group and choose the Logging node.
To choose which events to log, tick the corresponding box in the list of Events. If you would like to reduce the amount of event logging, you can remove the checkmark next to the events that you want to avoid logging.
Search activity is always logged
As you can see from the choice of events to log in the screenshot above, search is not listed. That's because all search activity is always logged. This cannot be disabled. Logging of searches works as follows:
- If you search in a single archive in the FotoWeb Pro interface, a single search activity is logged
- If you search in ALL archives in the FotoWeb Pro interface, one search activity is logged per archive
- If you search in a single archive in the standard FotoWeb interface, one search activity is logged for the currently selected archive
- If you search in ALL archives in the standard FotoWeb interface, one search activity is logged for the first archive that contains hits that the user has access to. That archive is the one shown right after the search is performed
- If you search in ALL archives in the standard FotoWeb interface and there are no hits in all archives, NO search activity is logged.
Certain metadata fields will also be logged alongside events. You can choose to add more metadata fields as you require, or you can remove fields if you'd like to keep that information out of the logs.
A note about the standard reports
The Source, Byline and Object Name fields are used in the standard reports. Hence, logging of these fields is enabled by default. While it is technically possible to disable logging of these fields, we strongly advise against it since doing so will render the standard reports useless.
Using Google Analytics to track site navigation
To consistently track user navigation on the site and get insights on navigation patterns etc, we recommend configuring FotoWeb to allow Google Analytics tracking. Learn more about that in the topic on FotoWeb and Google Analytics.