There have been times when working in small projects that I needed to track a single dossier, documents, or report. In these cases, adding the small project to Enterprise Manager was not worth the effort and would log much more information than we would need.
There is a simple solutions to get this taken care of. There are 3 things we need to do.
1. Setup a SQL table for tracking usage
2. Create a Simple report
3. Configure the VLDB post report statement to insert the usage into the table.
Creating the Table
The table we create will depend on the information we want to log. I've added a key of the MicroStrategy parameters at the bottom of this page for reference.
At bare minimum, I'll create a table with the following columns
ID, UserName, ReportName, DateTimeStamp
Create a simple Report
Next I'll create a simple report. Typically I'd use a generic attribute just to generate some/any data and not cause a failure (I'll share the generic attribute details in another post) .
Configure post report statement
In the VLDB settings of the report, I'll add in the following insert statement which will be run once the report is completed. Make sure to add the report to the document/dossier you want to track.
Keep in mind that I'm using the MicroStrategy variables (provided below) to get some of the information to log. Also, the report should not be cached. A cached report will not execute custom VLDB code.
Cache setting can be found here:
After running the report a few times, I now have logged data! Sample below. Have Fun!
(MicroStrategy VLDB Wildcards)
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