How To Truncate Browser Versions to the Major Version Number


Webtrends Analytics 9.x
Webtrends Analytics 8.x


A method for truncating Browser Versions


Some web browser publishers update their browsers frequently. Chrome is especially notable in the number of minor version numbers they create. This can lead to table limit issues in reports. Since most web designers work with regard to the major version number, as that is most representative to the browser capability, it can be helpful to truncate your browser versions down to the major version number major version number.


To do this, we start by creating an new custom dimension. In the “Value Based On” pull-down, select Browser Version and click the Advanced button. Select the Regular Expression radio button, then type in([0-9]+).* in the expression box. This will pull just those numbers that appear in front of the first period.Then use this custom dimension in a custom report.