What is the difference between ViewCountLifeTime and ViewsLifeTime managed properties ?

  • ViewsLifeTime is from sharepoint, where ViewCountLifeTime I think is coming from Graph API. That's my guess – Mike Oct 27 '17 at 13:43

These properties are maintained by SharePoint Analytics and can be used via CSOM or Search Queries.

ViewCountLifeTime - This is a special managed property that is not associated with any crawled property. This property shows how many time a document has been viewed on the office web apps.

ViewsLifeTime - This property data is updated every 15 days and give you the view count for content (Ex: Page/Site etc)

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  • PDF documents cannot be viewed on office web apps but still it has ViewCountLifeTime property with some value assigned. Also, ViewCountLifeTime always has value equal or greater than ViewLifeTime. I am not able to clearly distinguish between both of the managed property. – Sameer Oct 27 '17 at 14:49
  • ViewLifeTime is updated every 15 minutes may be that is the reason you are seeing this difference. What are you trying to achieve? – Amal Hashim Oct 27 '17 at 14:50
  • I want to display view count of document in content search webpart, but not able to decide which property(ViewCountLifeTime or ViewLifeTime) should I make use of. – Sameer Oct 27 '17 at 14:57
  • If you check Delve you can see it uses ViewCountLifeTime to display the number of Views of a file.. – Amal Hashim Oct 27 '17 at 15:02

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