IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal, Using portal analytics with open-source reporting tools

Monitor, manage, and adapt your portal using WebSphere Portal log data

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Stefan Liesche and Steffen Uhlig

Date archived: January 3, 2017 | First published: September 20, 2006

The term "portal analytics" describes a process that can help you understand how your portal is used. IBM® WebSphere® Portal writes usage records to a dedicated log file. Because the format of the log follows industry standards ("NCSA Combined"), you can integrate portal usage data with your preferred reporting and analytics tools. This article describes how you can derive reports and analytics information based on the data provided by the instrumentation in WebSphere Portal V5.1x and WebSphere Portal V6. Also included is an example of how to use the logs for portal analytics using open source reporting tools. The example illustrates complete, end-to-end reporting of typical statistics reports.

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