Page-based reports show duplicate entries for the same URL, one with trailing slash, one without


Webtrends Analytics 9.x
Webtrends Analytics 8.x


The URLs in page-based reports include a trailing slash as follows:


In some cases, there may be entries for the same URL, one with a trailing slash, and one without:


Metrics for what is functionally the same URL are diminished due to being split into two entries. Entries must be consolidated into a single representative entry for all slash/no-slash pairs.


  1. In the Webtrends user interface, navigate to “Web Analysis” > “Reports & Profiles” and edit the profile(s) which display this behavior.
  2. Under the “General” tab, make note of the globally unique identifier (guid) displayed in the “Profile File Name:” field.
  3. Stop the Webtrends services. For more information, refer to the KB on Order to stop and start the Webtrends services by version
  4. Navigate to the following path on the Webtrends server: \Webtrends\storage\config\wtm_wtx\datfiles\profiles\
  5. Open the .wlp file with a text editor.
  6. Locate the [profile] section and add the following line: CombineSlashAndNoSlash = 1
  7. Save the changes and close the file. Repeat the above steps if multiple profiles are to be modified.
  8. Restart the Webtrends services.

After this change has been made the trailing slash will be appended to all URLs in reports.

Note: This is considered a destructive change and only affects report data in future analyses. To combine entries in historical report data, reanalyze the profile.