SPWeb.GetUsageData has been around since Windows SharePoint Services 3. In 2010
SPWeb.GetUsageData still yielded results. However, I have not found a single SharePoint installation either 2013 or 2016 in which
SPWeb.GetUsageData returned anything other than
I know that "Web Analytics in SharePoint Server 2010" is discontinued.
However it is my understanding that
SPWeb.GetUsageData relies on the "Usage and Health Data Collection service application" - which is configured and available in all the farms I checked. The needed TimerJobs ("Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage Data Import" and "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage Data Processing") are disabled on most farms I check, but even enabling them will not make usage-data available.
On one side the
SPWeb.GetUsageData help page says "gets a table that contains information about the usage of a website..." it says nothing about it being no longer supported.. But on the other side in the
...\15\template\layouts\usagedetails.aspx (the page that would show the contents of
SPWeb.GetUsageData) the table called
UsageReportGridView is wrapped inside a
<SharePoint:UIVersionedContent UIVersion="4" runat="server"> so it will never show in SharePoint 2013/2016..
So my question is this: Are the "old" (i.e. pre-2010) usage-data informations still supported in 2013/2016?