Webtrends Enterprise 7.x
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Last modified: 10/1/2010
With URL Parameter Analysis, Webtrends can be directed to report statistics about individual parameters passed to dynamic pages. URL Parameter Analysis definitions associate a page which has been created by parameters passed. For example, to determine which item on a product page is the most popular, specify the parameter that Webtrends should analyze and the report will list these products. The URL Parameter Analysis tables and graphs disclose the number of hits and visits for each value submitted with that parameter, and to report more meaningful return values of those defined parameters, a translation file may be attached within the configuration.
As an example, the following URL contains two parameters:
The two parameters appear after the question mark (?) and they are id and opt_type. These parameters have values that appear after the equal sign (=), and those values can be translated into more meaningful information through the use of a translation file.
To configure URL Parameter Analysis globally, follow the steps below:
1. Log in to Webtrends.
2. Select Web Analysis > Report Configuration > URL Parameters.
3. Click "New URL Parameter Analysis".
4. In the Description field enter a name for this definition. This description will appear in the reports.
5. Enter the page you wish to track in the Page Name field. You may use regular expressions. If regular expressions are used, click Test to ensure the correct syntax.
6. Under Primary Parameter, enter the name of the parameter found in the URL that you wish to track. Using the example above, the primary parameter would be "id".
7. In the "Name to display in reports" field, enter how you wish the parameter to appear in the report.
8. If you wish to attach a translation file, check the box next to Translate Parameter values into more meaningful strings, and enter the Location of the translation file.
9. For two-dimensional parameter analysis, configure the information under Secondary Parameter. Enter the parameter name in the Secondary Parameter (option) field. Using the example above, the second parameter would be "opt_type".
10. In the Name to display in reports field, enter how you wish the second parameter to appear in the report.
11. If you wish to attach a translation file, check the box next to Translate Secondary Parameter values into more meaningful strings, and enter the Location of the translation file.
12. If you want this URL Parameter Analysis definition applied to all profiles within Webtrends, select the "Global: Include in all profiles" check box.
13. Click Save. If you applied the definition to all profiles you have completed all configuration. If the definition is to be applied to individual profiles further steps are required.
To apply the definition on a per-profile basis:
1. Edit the profile to which the URL Parameter Analysis definition will be applied.
2. Click the 'Advanced' link.
3. Select the 'URL Parameter Analysis' tab.
4. Check the definition you wish to apply to this profile.
5. Click Save. At this point you should be able to run an analysis on your profile and see the URL parameter analysis in your reports.