What are the differences between Basic and Full-Featured Parent-Child profiles?


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What are the differences between Basic and Full-Featured Parent-Child profiles?


Note: Parent-Child profiles were deprecated with version 9.5

When creating a Parent-Child profile, Full-Featured Analysis or Basic Analysis can be selected. Full-Featured Analysis provides a complete report set and a wide range of profile configuration options. Full-Featured Analysis should be used if complete, detailed reporting for each individual site is needed. However, Full-Featured Analysis also requires more system resources and processing time than Basic Analysis. Because it generates a smaller report set with fewer configuration options, Basic Analysis provides faster performance and uses fewer system resources than Full-Featured Analysis. Basic Analysis should be used for efficient basic reporting on multiple sites with minimal configuration.

Basic Analysis profiles do not split a web activity data file into smaller files. Instead, they rely on the SmartSource tags embedded in web site pages to create a database into which Child profile data is aggregated during analysis. During data aggregation, SmartSource tags embedded in each page trigger the generation of content groups, campaign creation, and the application of other standard profile features.

Because these profiles differ in how they handle configuring advanced features, filters, campaigns, and other settings, when editing a Basic Analysis Parent profile, many user interface options will appear unavailable or be grayed out. The following settings cannot be configured in a Basic Analysis profile:

  • Campaigns
  • Content Groups
  • Custom Reports
  • Filters
  • Home
  • Intranet Domains
  • On-Site Advertising
  • Path Analysis
  • Post-processing
  • Pre-processing
  • Scenario Analysis
  • Site Configuration
  • URL Search and Replace

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Webtrends does not recommend more than twenty Child profiles due to the increased load on analysis.