The Funnelback click logs record collection search results that users have clicked on, providing information on popular results.
click_tracking=true in a collection's
collection.cfg file to enable click logging.
Live Funnelback logs are located at:
data_root/collection_name/live/log/*.log (e.g. /opt/funnelback/data/shakespeare/live/log/clicks.log)
This log file is updated for each click. Note that older versions of Funnelback store "clicks" in
queries.log whereas later versions use
When the collection is updated, these files are then archived by moving them to the directory:
The archived file is named according to the current date e.g.
Click logs have the following format: one line in the logfile per click processed and each line contains fields separated by commas. Some example lines from a clicks log:
... Mon Sep 8 14:51:23 2008,126.96.36.199,http://site/search.cgi?collection=test&query=ona,1,http://www.ona.gov.au/,CLICK Mon Sep 8 14:52:29 2008,188.8.131.52,http://site/search.cgi?collection=test&query=jobs,0,http//www.jobsearch.gov.au/,FP ...
The individual fields in each line are described in the following table:
|Field no.||Field name||Notes|
|1||date-time||The format is: Fri Feb 22 12:44:22 2002|
|2||clicker-ip||The IP address of the request.|
|3||referrer-URI||The page that this click was made from. e.g http://govsearch.australia.gov.au/search/search.cgi?collection=gov&fqp=1&fscope=512&num_ranks=20&query=citizenship|
|4||rank||The rank the clicked result was presented at (beginning from 1, 0 means a featured page)|
|5||target-URI||The URI that the click should take the browser to. i.e. the actual search result|
|6||type of result identifier||An identifier where "FP" indicates a click on a featured page, whereas "CLICK" indicates a click on a regular search result.|
|7||User identifier||Unique identifier of a user, if Search session and history is enabled. If not, then a dash "-" will be written to this field.|