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How to create new or edit Child profiles for the Parent-Child profiles feature

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Last modified: 1/1/2011

Introduction:
The following procedure explains how to manually create Child profiles. You will need to do this if you have selected URL as the split criteria for defining Child profiles. In addition, you will likely need to modify user access for Child profiles that were auto-discovered.

To Create a New Child Profile
1. From the AdminConsole, select the Parent profile under which you want to create Child profiles.

2. From the Profiles menu on the left, click Show Children. The Parent profile is shown at the top of the Profiles list with its Child profiles listed below it.

3. From the Profiles menu, click "New Child." The New Child Profile wizard opens to the General dialogue box.

4. In the "Child Profile Description" text box, type a description to identify the Child profile. The description appears in the Profiles list on the AdminConsole when showing Child profiles and is used as the default profile title in reports.

5. In the "Match Pattern" text box, enter the text string to be used to separate this Child profile's data from the main log file data. Regular Expressions can be used.

6. In the Time Zone area, select the "Override The GMT Offset To Use For Processing Reports" checkbox if you wish to override the GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) offset for the Webtrends Reporting Center's server. In the text box that appears, enter the offset value, in hours, that you want Webtrends Reporting Center to use. By default, Webtrends Reporting Center uses either the time zone of the server you are running the analysis on or the time zone specified on the General tab in Options. Selecting this override option helps create more accurate reports if the time zone where your log files are created differs from where they are analyzed.
Note: This feature is used for log files that are local time only. It does not apply to W3C log files or any log files that have a time zone offset in them.

7. In the IP Filters, select "Include All IP Addresses Except The Following," then in the IP Addresses text box type the IP addresses or computer names that you wish to exclude from analysis and reporting.
When including filters, select "Include Only The Following IP Addresses," and in the IP Addresses text box, type the IP addresses or computer names that you wish to include in analysis and reporting. Only records containing these IP addresses will be included in analysis and reporting.
Note: You can specify multiple IP or computer addresses to include or exclude.

8. Click Next. The Report dialogue box opens. Use this dialogue box to specify a title for the Child profile's report. The items appear in the header of the Child profile's HTML-based report.

9. In the "Report Title" text box, specify the title for the report.

10. In the "Report Week Starts On" area, select the day of the week that reports will start on.

11. Click Next. You see the "Profile Access" dialogue box.

12. If necessary, do one of the following:
  • Add a user.
  • Select a User from the Users Without Access list.
  • Click the left arrow to move the User to the "Users Without Access" list.
13. If desired, select the "Enable Reports Generated By This Profile To Be Viewed Anonymously By The General Public" check box to allow public users to view this profile's reports. For this feature to work, the "Allow All Reports Enabled For Public Access" checkbox in the Configure User Access and Privileges dialogue box must be selected. (To access the "Configure User Access and Privileges" dialogue box, click User Access from the Administration menu near the top of the AdminConsole.)

14. Click Finish, then click OK.

To Edit Existing Child Profiles
1. From the AdminConsole, select the Parent profile under which you want to create a Child profile.

2. From the Profiles menu on the left, click Show Children. The Parent profile is shown at the top of the Profiles list with its Child profiles listed below it.

3. Select the Child profile that you wish to edit, and click Edit from the Profiles menu on the left. The tabbed set of dialogue boxes for editing a Child profile opens. Select the appropriate tab and modify settings as needed. · General dialogue box. See step 4 through step 7 of the previous instructions for information on this dialogue box.
  • Reports dialogue box. See step 9 through step 10 of the previous instructions for information on using this dialogue box.
  • Profile Access dialogue box. See step 12 through step 13 of the previous instructions for information on using this dialogue box.
4. Click OK, then click OK again.

Viewing Child profiles for a Parent profile Once a Parent profile has been analyzed, you can see the Child profiles that it creates.
1. In the profiles list of the AdminConsole, select the Parent profile whose Child profiles you want to view.

2. From the Profiles menu on the left side of the AdminConsole, select Show Children. The profiles list changes to show the children of the selected Parent profile.
Note: If no Child profiles exist, you will receive a note indicating that "No Child profiles were found." This can occur if the analysis has not yet run, or if the split criteria match pattern resulted in no matches.

3. To return to the main profile list, click "Show Main List" at the bottom of the Profiles  menu.

Viewing reports for a Child profile
1. In the profiles list of the AdminConsole, select the Parent profile for the Child profiles to be viewed.

2. From the Profiles menu on the left side of the AdminConsole, select "Show Children." The profiles list changes to show the children of the selected Parent profile.

3. Select the Child profile you want to to view report data on.

4. From the Profiles list on the left side, click View Reports.

As with the other Webtrends Reporting Center profiles, the server running Webtrends Reporting Center software does not need to be running in order for a remote user to view Child profile reports.

Customizing Child profiles
You can customize the Child profiles that a Parent profile creates by adding entries to the [section_name] section of the Parent-Child configuration file. The format of this section within the configuration file is shown here.

[section_name]
profile_1_name = value 1
profile_2_name = value 2

Section names include:
  • Reptitle = value will be used as the title of the report for that profile
  • Repimage = value is the path to an image file used in the report
  • Repimagealt = value is the path to an image file to display over the Repimage
  • Repimageurl = value is used as link, within the report, to a web site
  • Reptitle2 = value will be used as the secondary title of the report for that profile
  • Repimage2 = value is the path to a secondary image file used in the report
  • Repimagealt2 = value is the path to an image file to display over the Repimage2
  • Repimageurl2 = value is used as a secondary link, within the report, to a web site
  • Description = value is the description that appears in the UI for the profile
  • Reportfile = value is the .wct file that will be used for the profile's reports
  • Dailyreport = value is true or false, depending on whether or not daily reports should be produced for the profile
  • Weeklyreport = value is true or false, depending on whether or not weekly reports should be produced for the profile
  • Monthlyreport = value is true or false, depending on whether or not monthly reports should be produced for the profile
  • Quarterlyreport = value is true or false, depending on whether or not quarterly reports should be produced for this profile
  • Yearlyreport = value is true or false, depending on whether or not yearly reports should be produced for this profile
  • Homepagebasedir = home page URL for doing HTML page title retrieval
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