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I'm not finding any luck online.

Does anyone know of a way to effectively (considering we're talking about Salesforce within a controlled Corporate environment) track when a record is VISITED and by WHO?

Similar to the code used to record the "last Chatter date/time", except this would be the date/time someone literally loaded a record onscreen and viewed it.

My feeling is that the answer may be something similar to an email "tracking pixel" system... (in that case, when the pixel/graphic is loaded, the server knows it and knows that "email-recipient-x" loaded that graphics, and therefore "saw the email").

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    Do you care about reports, exports, queries, etc? If you just care about views of the detail page you could create a Visualforce Page to inject into the Page Layout. Otherwise, you'll likely need to pony up for Event Monitoring. – Adrian Larson Dec 28 '16 at 21:36
  • I'm not familiar yet with this Event Monitoring item, but VF seems like a viable possibility now that you bring it up. I mean, can't a component be made that can be thrown onto a layout,a nd it's purpose is to stamp to two fields NOW() datetime and USERid? Then you'd have who and when at all times who last looked at the record, yes? – AMM Dec 29 '16 at 13:47
  • (and to be clear, I'm desiring actual field data so, yes, reporting, exporting, potentially History tracking) – AMM Dec 29 '16 at 13:48

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