Google Drive Parameters

This document lists the parameters for various types of Google Drive activity events. You can retrieve these events by calling CustomerUsage.get() with applicationName=drive.

Reporting data can be divided into numbers from an actor's or owner's point of view.

  • Actor metrics—the person performing the action on a file.
  • Owner metrics—the person who owns the file being acted on. Values with owned in their names refer to owner data.

Visibility parameters

Parameters can provide aggregate visibility and ownership metrics for items within your domain. These parameters fall into three general forms, where * is replaced by any of the fields listed in the Visibility levels table below:

num_owned_items_with_visibility_*_added
those Docs or Drive items with at least one addition type event performed on them such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity gets reported regardless of the final state of the item. Multiple addition events to the same file do not increment the count.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_*_removed
those Docs or Drive items with at least one removal type event performed on them, such as trash, permanent delete, or ownership transfer. This activity gets reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_*_delta
the net change in number of Google Docs and Drive items owned for the entire domain, segmented by user. For example, if one item gets added and another gets removed, the added and removed metrics each report 1, but the delta metric reports 0.

For event totals, only one addition or removal event per item counts toward the final value. For example, if a file is first added to Drive and then transferred to another owner, this triggers two addition events and one removal event, but the final tally for that file is one addition and one removal.

Visibility parameters

The following table lists fields in order of visibility from lowest (private) to highest (public).

Table: Visibility levels
Field Definition
private The file is not shared with anyone.
shared_internally The file is shared only with users/groups within the owner's domain.
anyone_in_domain_with_link The file is shared so that anyone in the domain with the link can access.
anyone_in_domain The file is shared so that anyone in the domain can find and access it.
shared_externally The file is shared so that users/groups external to the owner's domain can see it.
anyone_with_link The file is shared so that anyone with the link can access.
public The file is publicly accessible.

Metrics on multiple visibility levels or events

Calculation for visibility metrics considers only the highest—or most public—visibility state for any given file. For example, consider the following sharing settings applied to a single file. While the file has multiple visibilities states, only the public visibility state is reported.

Example visibility state
Sharing setting Visibility state
Publicly visible public
Shared with a few users in the domain shared_internally
Shared with specific users outside the domain shared_externally
.

Name Type Description
num_1day_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity related to content within Google Drive on a given report day.
num_1day_google_documents_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Docs on the report date.
num_1day_google_drawings_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Drawings on the report date.
num_1day_google_forms_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Forms on the report date.
num_1day_google_presentations_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Presentations on the report date.
num_1day_google_sites_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Sites on the report date.
num_1day_google_spreadsheets_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Spreadsheets on the report date.
num_1day_other_types_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on any other Google Drive product on the report date.
num_30day_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity related to content within Google Drive in the past 30 days.
num_30day_google_documents_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Documents at least once in the past 30 days.
num_30day_google_drawings_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Drawings at least once in the past 30 days.
num_30day_google_forms_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Forms at least once in the past 30 days.
num_30day_google_presentations_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Presentations at least once in the past 30 days.
num_30day_google_sites_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Sites at least once in the past 30 days.
num_30day_google_spreadsheets_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Spreadshets at least once in the past 30 days.
num_30day_other_types_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on any other Google Drive product at least once in the past 30 days.
num_7day_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity related to content within Google Drive in the past 7 days.
num_7day_google_documents_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Documents at least once in the past 7 days.
num_7day_google_drawings_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Drawings at least once in the past 7 days.
num_7day_google_forms_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Forms at least once in the past 7 days.
num_7day_google_presentations_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Presentations at least once in the past 7 days.
num_7day_google_sites_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Sites at least once in the past 7 days.
num_7day_google_spreadsheets_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on Google Spreadsheets at least once in the past 7 days.
num_7day_other_types_active_users integer The number of domain users who performed an activity on any other Google Drive product at least once in the past 7 days.
num_collaborators integer The number of domain users editing and commenting/suggesting/marking to-dos on files, but only on files they do not own.
num_consumers integer The number of domain users viewing files. This doesn't include printing or previewing.
num_creators integer The number of domain users who create files. Includes uploading content but not other addition type events, like untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_google_documents_created integer The number of Google Documents created by the user or domain. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_google_documents_edited integer The number of Google Documents edited by the user or domain. Multiple edits of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_documents_trashed integer The number of Google Documents trashed by the user or domain. If an item is trashed at first, but then restored, it will still be counted in the metric. If an item is trashed multiple times, it is counted only once in the metric.
num_google_documents_viewed integer The number of Google Documents viewed by the user or domain. Multiple views of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_drawings_created integer The number of Google Drawings created by the user or domain. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_google_drawings_edited integer The number of Google Drawings edited by the user or domain. Multiple edits of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_drawings_trashed integer The number of Google Drawings trashed by the user or domain. If an item is trashed at first, but then restored, it will still be counted in the metric. If an item is trashed multiple times, it is counted only once in the metric.
num_google_drawings_viewed integer The number of Google Drawings viewed by the user or domain. Multiple views of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_forms_created integer The number of Google Forms created by the user or domain. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_google_forms_edited integer The number of Google Forms edited by the user or domain. Multiple edits of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_forms_trashed integer The number of Google Forms trashed by the user or domain. If an item is trashed at first, but then restored, it will still be counted in the metric. If an item is trashed multiple times, it is counted only once in the metric.
num_google_forms_viewed integer The number of Google Forms viewed by the user or domain. Multiple views of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_presentations_created integer The number of Google Presentations created by the user or domain. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_google_presentations_edited integer The number of Google Presentations edited by the user or domain. Multiple edits of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_presentations_trashed integer The number of Google Presentations trashed by the user or domain. If an item is trashed at first, but then restored, it will still be counted in the metric. If an item is trashed multiple times, it is counted only once in the metric.
num_google_presentations_viewed integer The number of Google Presentations viewed by the user or domain. Multiple views of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_sites_created integer The number of Google Sites created by the user or domain. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_google_sites_edited integer The number of Google Sites edited by the user or domain. Multiple edits of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_sites_trashed integer The number of Google Sites trashed by the user or domain. If an item is trashed at first, but then restored, it will still be counted in the metric. If an item is trashed multiple times, it is counted only once in the metric.
num_google_sites_viewed integer The number of Google Sites viewed by the user or domain. Multiple views of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_spreadsheets_created integer The number of Google Spreadsheets created by the user or domain. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_google_spreadsheets_edited integer The number of Google Spreadsheets edited by the user or domain. Multiple edits of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_google_spreadsheets_trashed integer The number of Google Spreadsheets trashed by the user or domain. If an item is trashed at first, but then restored, it will still be counted in the metric. If an item is trashed multiple times, it is counted only once in the metric.
num_google_spreadsheets_viewed integer The number of Google Spreadsheets viewed by the user or domain. Multiple views of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_items_created integer The number of Google Drive items created by the user or domain. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_items_edited integer The number of Google Drive items edited by the user or domain. Multiple edits of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_items_trashed integer The number of Google Drive items trashed by the user or domain. If an item is trashed at first, but then restored, it will still be counted in the metric. If an item is trashed multiple times, it is counted only once in the metric.
num_items_viewed integer The number of Google Drive items viewed by the user or domain. Multiple views of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_monthly_active_users integer The number of monthly active users.
num_other_types_created integer The number of any other Google Drive items created by the user or domain. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_other_types_edited integer The number of any other Google Drive items edited by the user or domain. Multiple edits of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_other_types_trashed integer The number of any other Google Drive items trashed by the user or domain. If an item is trashed at first, but then restored, it will still be counted in the metric. If an item is trashed multiple times, it is counted only once in the metric.
num_other_types_viewed integer The number of any other Google Drive items viewed by the user or domain. Multiple views of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_owned_external_items_added integer The number of external Google Drive items added to the organization.
num_owned_google_documents_added integer The number of Google Documents with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_google_documents_created integer The number of Google Documents created on the day of the report for which the domain's user is the owner. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_owned_google_documents_delta integer The number of Google Documents within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_google_documents_edited integer The number of Google Documents within the customer's account which were edited.
num_owned_google_documents_removed integer The number of Google Documents within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_google_documents_trashed integer The number of Google Documents within the customer's account which were trashed.
num_owned_google_documents_viewed integer The number of Google Documents within the customer's account which were viewed.
num_owned_google_drawings_added integer The number of Google Drawings with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_google_drawings_created integer The number of Google Drawings created on the day of the report for which the domain's user is the owner. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_owned_google_drawings_delta integer The number of Google Drawings within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_google_drawings_edited integer The number of Google Documents within the customer's account which were edited.
num_owned_google_drawings_removed integer The number of Google Drawings within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_google_drawings_trashed integer The number of Google Drawings within the customer's account which were trashed.
num_owned_google_drawings_viewed integer The number of Google Drawings within the customer's account which were viewed.
num_owned_google_forms_added integer The number of Google Forms with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_google_forms_created integer The number of Google Forms created on the day of the report for which the domain's user is the owner. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_owned_google_forms_delta integer The number of Google Forms within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_google_forms_edited integer The number of Google Documents within the customer's account which were edited.
num_owned_google_forms_removed integer The number of Google Forms within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_google_forms_trashed integer The number of Google Forms within the customer's account which were trashed.
num_owned_google_forms_viewed integer The number of Google Forms within the customer's account which were viewed.
num_owned_google_presentations_added integer The number of Google Presentations with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_google_presentations_created integer The number of Google Presentations created on the day of the report for which the domain's user is the owner. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_owned_google_presentations_delta integer The number of Google Presentations within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_google_presentations_edited integer The number of Google Presentations within the customer's account which were edited.
num_owned_google_presentations_removed integer The number of Google Presentations within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_google_presentations_trashed integer The number of Google Presentations within the customer's account which were trashed.
num_owned_google_presentations_viewed integer The number of Google Presentations within the customer's account which were viewed.
num_owned_google_sites_added integer The number of Google Sites with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_google_sites_created integer The number of Google Sites created on the day of the report for which the domain's user is the owner. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_owned_google_sites_delta integer The number of Google Sites within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_google_sites_edited integer The number of Google Sites within the customer's account which were edited.
num_owned_google_sites_removed integer The number of Google Sites within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_google_sites_trashed integer The number of Google Sites within the customer's account which were trashed.
num_owned_google_sites_viewed integer The number of Google Sites within the customer's account which were viewed.
num_owned_google_spreadsheets_added integer The number of Google Spreadsheets with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_google_spreadsheets_created integer The number of Google Spreadsheets created on the day of the report for which the domain's user is the owner. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_owned_google_spreadsheets_delta integer The number of Google Spreadsheets within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_google_spreadsheets_edited integer The number of Google Spreadsheets within the customer's account which were edited.
num_owned_google_spreadsheets_removed integer The number of Google Spreadsheets within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_google_spreadsheets_trashed integer The number of Google Spreadsheets within the customer's account which were trashed.
num_owned_google_spreadsheets_viewed integer The number of Google Spreadsheets within the customer's account which were viewed.
num_owned_internal_items_added integer The number of internal Google Drive items with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_items_added integer The number of Google Drive items with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_items_created integer The number of Google Drive items created on the day of the report for which the domain's user is the owner. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_owned_items_delta integer The number of Google Drive items within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_items_edited integer The number of Google Drive items within the customer's account which were edited.
num_owned_items_removed integer The number of Google Drive items within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_items_trashed integer The number of Google Drive items within the customer's account which were trashed.
num_owned_items_viewed integer The number of Google Drive items within the customer's account which were viewed.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_anyone_in_domain_added integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of anyone_in_domain with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_anyone_in_domain_delta integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of anyone_in_domain within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_anyone_in_domain_removed integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of anyone_in_domain within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_anyone_in_domain_with_link_added integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of anyone_in_domain_with_link with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_anyone_in_domain_with_link_delta integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of anyone_in_domain_with_link within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_anyone_in_domain_with_link_removed integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of anyone_in_domain_with_link within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_anyone_with_link_added integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of anyone_with_link with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_anyone_with_link_delta integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of anyone_with_link within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_anyone_with_link_removed integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of anyone_with_link within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_private_added integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of private with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_private_delta integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of private within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_private_removed integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of private within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_public_added integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of public with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_public_delta integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of public within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_public_removed integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of public within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_shared_externally_added integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of shared_externally with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_shared_externally_delta integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of shared_externally within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_shared_externally_removed integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of shared_externally within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_shared_internally_added integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of shared_internally with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_shared_internally_delta integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of shared_internally within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_items_with_visibility_shared_internally_removed integer The number of Google Drive items configured with a visibility of shared_internally within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_other_types_added integer The number of any other Google Drive items with at least one "addition" type event performed on them, such as create, uploads, untrash events, or ownership transfer. This activity is reported regardless of the final state of the item.
num_owned_other_types_created integer The number of any other Google Drive items created by the user or domain. This does not track items that came into the customer's possession by way of untrashing, undeleting, or ownership transfer.
num_owned_other_types_delta integer The number of any other Google Drive items within the customer's account where ownership has changed, either to increase or decrease file ownership.
num_owned_other_types_edited integer The number of any other Google Drive items edited by the user or domain. Multiple edits of the same file are counted just once per file.
num_owned_other_types_removed integer The number of any other Google Drive items within the customer's account which were removed.
num_owned_other_types_trashed integer The number of any other Google Drive items within the customer's account which were trashed.
num_owned_other_types_viewed integer The number of any other Google Drive items within the customer's account which were viewed.
num_sharers integer The number of times a Google Drive item was shared.