Why do I have fewer filtered rows when looking at a larger date range?


Webtrends Analytics 9.x
Webtrends Analytics 8.x


If you are looking at a report with a lot of activity that can easily reach it’s table limits such as the Pages report, you may notice that when you search for specific pages across date ranges, you may get a different number of results.


This is the intended behavior since there are expected to be more unique values over a larger date range. Report limits show only the top ranked values, and in the pages report, this defaults to 2000. In this example, you may look for a sub-set of pages and find 20 unique records when looking at a monthly view, but then when looking at the same subset for a quarterly view, only 15 records may appear. This is because there are more competitors for those top 2000 positions and there are other pages that are going to make it into the top 2000, pushing some of the entries from the subset down and causing them to not be displayed.

If this happens, the report limit can be increased to show more data going forward from this point.