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What is Webtrends Warehouse?

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Last modified: 9/26/2010

Webtrends Warehouse is a stand-alone, data storage solution that converts raw web log files into a Webtrends-readable compressed format. The Warehouse stores that data in an SQL or Oracle database. Those who use Webtrends Intelligence Suite will find that this process offers a whole new insightful to their Web initiatives, than when running reports from raw log files. The Warehouse also provides a solution for archiving log files. You no longer need to save web server log files since you have already saved the data you need (for future reports) in the database which you specify.

How does it work?
Your web server generates a file (the "log file") that documents web server activity on your Web site. That activity includes, but is not limited to:
  • The IP address or domain name of the visitor to your Web site
  • The date and time of the visit
  • What pages were viewed
  • Any errors that were encountered
  • Any files that were downloaded and the sizes of those files (K-byte)
  • The URL of the Web site that referred the visitor to your site (if any)
  • The Web browser and platform (operating system) that was used With the Warehouse, you can process log file data and store it in a database format to be used by Webtrends Intelligence Suite for analysis and reporting.
1. You define a profile which specifies where to find your web server log file, how you want the data processed, and how you want to filter that information.
2. The Warehouse imports the log file, processes it according to the profile settings, and saves it to the specified database.

Warehouse and Profiles
Profiles define the location of your Web server log files, how they are processed for storage, and the database to use. A profile provides the following data:
  • Log file type and location
  • Home page location and default files
  • Filters to apply
  • Cookies to use
  • Schedule for importing log files
  • Database to use Use the Warehouse dialog to specify where to store the data (what data source), and the name to give the tables created. If you are working with a new profile, you should have already created an empty database.
Further information:
With the release of version 3.0, the name of Webhouse Builder was changed to Warehouse, which is a component of Webtrends Intelligence Suite.
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