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trying to figure out how to do this.. but is there a better way?
<li>Log Files are deleted after 2 weeks so need a way to store them for analysis
<li>Web host puts the .log files in a "secure" folder only accessible by password.
<li>Would it be easier to scrap the history then write own stats?
Here's what I have so far but I'm getting a script timeout so I know it must be wrong..
excuse this code I'm really trying to figure this out :)
const ForReading = 1
Dim sBasePath, sFileName, fs
sFileName = "[filename].log"
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
on error resume next
set objLogFile = fs.OpenTextFile(sBasePath & sFileName)
if Err.Source <> "" then
bErrFlag = 1
sErrDescription = "Invalid File name or Path. Please try again."
set fs = Nothing
if bErrFlag = 0 then ' no file error
set objTS = objLogFile.OpenAsTextStream(ForReading)
response.write "is there a connection here?"
' clean up
set objTS = Nothing
set objLogFile = Nothing
set fs = Nothing
everything in  is hard coded at the minute..
appreciate some guidance
However I managed to hack somthing together which got me the information I required ;)
"hack" being the operative word ;) I'm still very new to this ASP lark!
Even if you don't want to import the log files, but just copy them to your local machine so that they are safe from deletion you can use the file transfer protocol task to set up a scheduled copy.
A technique I've used myself goes like this ..
(1) Each page to be logged looks at the ServerVariables collection to retrieve the required server variable values (typically you'd be interested in HTTP_REFERER, HTTP_USER_AGENT, REMOTE_ADDR, REMOTE_HOST, SERVER_SOFTWARE etc);
(2) Append these values to your own xml file (with xml tags to map onto the required server variables);
(3) Have your own asp admin-type page to read this xml file (i.e. the equivalent of trawling through the original log files) - here, you can use xsl to format the output how you want it. So you could have filter to allow you to parse the xml file and only show records for a specific HTTP_USER_AGENT or REMOTE_ADDR etc ..
I just see this sort of technique as giving you more control on the details being logged, with xsl transforms on your asp admin page giving you much greater control on you actually interrogate your own customised xml log files.
Worth a thought anyway ....