Summarizing FileMaker Server Access.log data

Various times I’ve needed to do some quick summaries of how a given server and its databases were being used. When using Mac OS X, I may use shell commands to get a quick summary of what’s happening on a particular server.

Here’s one that came up just recently. Client wanted to know what accounts had been used to access databases, but they were largely using generic account names.



A more typical situation here where we want to summarize which accounts are accessing the databases:

Finally, a nice summary of the total times each file has been accessed (does not included files never accessed):

If you want tab delimited data, just drop the expand command that’s at end. The date range used depends on what’s in your Access.log file. You might want to add a head, tail or yet another grep command to get a particular range.


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