The Document Usage object captures more comprehensive metrics than Vault’s standard document auditing allows, providing a more accurate view of document usage over time. Each time that a user performs specific actions on documents in their Steady state, such as views, downloads, copies, and rendition downloads, Vault automatically creates a new (non-editable) Document Usage object record. Fields on each Document Usage record track key usage metrics for documents in your Vault.

Object Visibility

By default, the Document Usage object does not appear in Business Admin > Objects, so you must configure it to display in Business Admin or set up a custom tab before it is accessible to other Admins or users.

You must have a security profile that grants the Document Usage: Read object permission to access the Document Usage object.