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Choosing system events and metadata to log for use in your reports

Logging of events is central in getting FotoWeb to include the right types of information in your reports. Learn how to enable logging of events to create meaningful reports.

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.

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Logging events

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.

Logging metadata

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.

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