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How do I configure a new Parent profile for the Parent-Child profiles feature?

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How do I configure a new Parent profile for the Parent-Child profiles feature?
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Webtrends Reporting Center 6.0x

Last modified: 1/1/2011

Introduction:
New Parent profiles are created with the Add Profile wizard as follows:

1. From the "Profiles" menu click "New." The Add New Profile wizard opens.

2. Select the following type to be analyzed:

Web Server: Use this for standard web content.

3. Under "Choose The Type of Profile To Create" select "Parent-Child."

4. Select one of the following options:

Express Analysis (SmartSource Files Only): Use this to create a Parent profile that uses SmartSource tags to configure profiles settings such as Advanced Features, Filters, and Campaigns. You need to include the SmartSource tags in the web site pages you want to associate with Advanced Features or other settings.

Full-featured Analysis:
Use this to create a Parent profile that has all the standard profile settings available for configuration. Full-featured Analysis uniformly applies any standard profile settings configured for the Parent profile to all of its Child profiles. To customize any of these settings for an individual Child profile, you must modify that Child profile. Also, if you chose to split the log file data by URL, you must manually create your Child profiles.

5. Click "Next."

6. Finish creating your new Parent profile by following the directions in the "Add New Profile" wizard, starting with "General settings" for Express Analysis and "Site Configuration" for Full-featured Analysis profiles. The first time Webtrends analyzes a Parent profile, Child profiles are created.

Splitting by URL:
Splitting by URL is helpful in situations where you are segmenting your data by directory. For example, you may have a structure similar to: www.hostname.com/customername If you split by URL, Webtrends Reporting Center does not parse the log file nor automatically create Child profiles (through auto-discovery). Instead, you need to manually configure each Child profile by indicating its associated URL.

Editing Parent Profiles:
Edit Parent profiles to specify settings for Child profiles, users, and log files. These settings include: How to split the log file What to use to split the log file Profile names Which users have access to which profiles Which log records to exclude from analysis.

Further information:
To learn more about editing Child profiles, refer to Knowledge Base article 051572.
To learn more about the Parent-Child profiles feature and how it works, please review Knowledge Base article 051438.
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