Creating a Parent-Child Profile

You can create Parent profiles using the Add Profile wizard.

  1. In the left pane, click Administration > Web Analysis > Reports & Profiles.
  2. Click New.
  3. In the Profile Name dialog, select the Advanced profile options check box.
  4. In the Profile Class dialog, click Parent-Child.
  5. Click Full-Featured Analysis if you want to generate a complete set of reports. Click Basic Analysis if you want to generate a limited report set with minimum configuration.
  6. In the Parent-Child Configuration dialog, select a method for identifying child profiles. The method you choose is used to split the data in your web activity data file into subsets.
    Note: If you select URL as the method for identifying child profiles, Webtrends Analytics 9 cannot automatically create child Analytics 9 profiles for the parent profile. You must create child profiles manually. This option is not available for Basic Analysis profiles.
  7. If you selected URL Query Parameter Value, select the query parameter used to split the data. Webtrends creates a new profile.
  8. If you selected Domain, SmartSource Site ID (DCSID), or URL Query Parameter Value, Webtrends Analytics 9 can “auto-discover” profiles by creating a profile each time it matches your split criteria. Specify how and when you want Webtrends Analytics 9 to auto-create profiles for data sets it discovers:
    • To create a profile whenever a new domain, DCSID, or query parameter value is discovered, click Always.
    • To create a profile for all domains, DCSIDs, or query parameter values except for the ones you specify in the Identification Strings dialog, click Except for specified identification strings.
    • To create a profile only for specified domains, DCSIDs, or query parameter values, click Only for specified identification strings.
  9. If you selected split criteria that can include multiple expressions, select the Child identification strings/patterns contain multiple items check box and specify the delimiter that separates each expression in the Delimiter text box. You cannot use multiple expressions with regular expressions, and you cannot use this setting with or Express Analysis. This setting is not available for Basic Analysis profiles.
  10. If you selected a split method that allows auto-discovery, and you want Webtrends Analytics 9 to create profiles based on your split criteria but not analyze them, select the For the next analysis pass, auto-discover profile configurations but do not split/analyze check box.
  11. If you selected Basic Analysis, and you want to create a combined report including information about all your child profiles select the Include Basic Analysis Roll-up Report check box. This report is created in addition to the reports for individual child profiles.