Tech note FS1412
What fields are required at a minimum for a valid log format?
A valid log format requires the following fields at a minimum:
- Base ("stem") of the requested URL (for example, /images/logo.gif)
FlashStats will ignore any line in a log file which is missing any of these fields.
In addition, your log file format should include a Time [of day] field. With this field, FlashStats can determine which hours of the day are busiest for your web site. Without it, FlashStats will assume that every request was made at the start of the day (ie, midnight).
Finally, your log file format should include a Client IP Address (or Host Name) field. With this field, FlashStats can determine which domains are visiting your site. Without it, FlashStats will not be able to determine the domain of visitors to your site.