Configuring URL Search and Replace

To apply URL search and replace to your profile’s analysis, create URL Search and Replace definitions in Webtrends Analytics 9 and enable them for global use or configure certain profiles to use them.

  1. In the left pane, click Administration > Web Analysis > Report Configuration > URL Search/Replace.
  2. In the Name text box, specify a name to identify this URL search and replace definition in Webtrends Analytics 9.
  3. Select a replacement method from the Replace from and Up to lists.
  4. If you want Webtrends to replace to the end of the query string if the text you specify is not found, select the Replace to End of String if pattern is not found check box.
  5. In the Up to text box, specify the text that identifies the string to replace.
  6. In the With text box, specify the text that you want Webtrends to use when the string you specified is found.
  7. If you want Webtrends to replace the string only when certain conditions are true, select the Perform replacement only if the URL contains check box and specify the content that must be included in the URL for the replacement to be made.
  8. In the Test Area text box, type a URL string to test your definition and click Test. Webtrends shows the results of your definition in the Resulting URL and Text that was replaced text boxes.
  9. If you want to use this URL search and replace definition in all profiles, select the Global: Include in all profiles check box.
  10. Click Save.
  11. If you did not select Global: Include in all profiles to apply this definition to all profiles, edit your profile and enable your URL search and replace definition to include it in reports.
    1. In the left pane click Administration > Web Analysis > Reports & Profiles.
    2. Mouse over a profile and click Edit on the Action menu.
    3. Click Advanced > URL Search And Replace.
    4. Select the URL search and replace definition to apply to the selected profile.
    5. Click Save.