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I have to produce a report on user activity for all of the Domino apps I support.

If you examine the "User Detail" for Activity via the NSF properties you see Uses, Reads, Writes. What is a "Use" defined as?

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From the Help database:

The User Activity dialog box shows each database user or server session, and how many documents a user or server read or wrote during each session, with the most recent activity appearing at the top of the list.

At the bottom of the user activity summary are the total database usage statistics for the prior day, week, and month, and since user activity recording began.

Note The information presented in this dialog box is the same as in the Notes Log, Database Usage, and Database Activity Log Entry.

"Reads," "Writes," and "User" are defined as follows:

  • Reads: Number of times users opened documents and number of times servers read documents.
  • Writes: Number of times users and servers created, modified, or deleted documents.
  • User: Number of times users or servers accessed the database and performed at least one read or write.

I found this in the 7.0 Help database. The details of reads, writes and user/uses is not described like this in the 8.x Help database.

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Thanks Per! That appears to line up right with the activity screen. 7 Help indeed! – Russell Maher Oct 22 '12 at 23:19
Nice. In user activity dialog, you can see the column "deletes". I wonder where is that info stored. I can't find that info ("deletes") in log.nsf > Database > Usage. – Johann Echavarria May 28 '14 at 15:14

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