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Chapter 15. Web Publishing > Tracking Activity and Access

Tracking Activity and Access

You can use FileMaker's log files to keep track of who has accessed your database and when they did so. You can also track any errors that may occur, which is a good way to debug a problem before too many people experience it. These three log files are in text format, which means you can easily print them out. You can also import them into FileMaker, making it possible to perform keyword searches to display errors or info on specific files. The log files are saved in the same folder as your FileMaker Pro application:

  • The Access log file (access.log) records every user's IP address as well as the pages looked at (Figure 15.7).

    Figure 15.7. The Access log tracks the IP address of each user who signs in to the databases.

  • The Error log (error.log) records any errors that occur while a user is accessing the databases (Figure 15.8).

    Figure 15.8. If any errors occur while a user is accessing your databases, they will be recorded in the Error log.

  • The Information Log (info.log) is only needed if you are using CDML replacement tags in the HTML code of a Web page. For example, the CDML tag [FMP-Log] will enter any data after the tag; [FMP-Log: Access was granted.] will enter the date and time with “Access was granted.” in the info.log file.


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