Creating a Profile for Basic SmartView Reports

Basic SmartView shows link data for all visitors. If you want a report that shows segments of visitors and you use Advanced SmartView, create an Advanced SmartView profile.

  1. In the left pane, click Administration > Web Analysis > Reports & Profiles.
  2. Click New.
  3. In the Profile Name text box, type a unique name to identify the profile.
  4. In the Domain text box, type the URL of your website.
  5. Select the Advanced profile options check box, and click Next.
  6. In the Profile Class dialog, click Standard (Full-Featured Analysis) as the type, and click Next.
  7. Continue to follow the steps in the New Profile wizard.
  8. When you get to the Report Packs dialog, make sure the Include standard reports check box is selected.
  9. When you get to the SmartView dialog, select the Enable Basic SmartView Reporting check box.
  10. Specify the domain of your website and click Next. Typically, you specify the same domain you specified in the Home dialog. If your site includes more than one subdomain, specify the domain name that encompasses all of them. For example, yahoo.com is a domain name, while mail.yahoo.com is a subdomain.

    As a best practice, select Use the following domain(s) and type the domains in the text box provided, such as mysite.com. Separate multiple sites with a space.

  11. When you get to the Summary dialog, click Additional Settings.
  12. Click Analysis > Page File Types.
  13. Click Use page file type definitions listed below.
  14. If Page File Types settings have been globally configured, click Import Global List.
    1. Edit each definition indicated in the Truncate Query Strings column as Yes.
    2. Make sure Show query string in reports is selected.
  15. Otherwise, click Add File Type.
    1. In the File Extension text box, type the extension of a file type that your website uses.
    2. Leave Show query string in reports selected.
    3. Add all the file types that your website uses.
    4. Click Done.
  16. If you are using the Webtrends Analytics On Premises, click Analysis > Table Sizes and specify the limit for Single Level Paths, Forward. If you use Webtrends Analytics 9, click Analysis > Table Sizes and view the limit for Single Level Paths, Forward. You can contact Support if you want to request a change to this setting.

    Use the following guidelines:

    • If your website has fewer than 1000 unique pages, set the limit to 50000.
    • If your website has fewer than 10000 unique pages, set the limit to 100000.
    • Ιf your website has fewer than 50000 unique pages, set the limit to 500000.
  17. Click Reports > Report Periods. As a best practice, configure the Report Periods and Storage settings for one of the following period sets:
    • Daily and weekly data
    • Daily and monthly data
    • Daily data only.
  18. Click Reports > Report Templates and select a template that contains the following reports:
    • Pages
    • Entry page
    • Exit pages
    • Single-page visits
    • Single-level paths, forward
    • Single-level paths, reverse

    Webtrends Analytics 9 uses these reports that to populate your SmartView reports. You can confirm which reports a template contains by selecting Web Analysis > Report Designer > Templates.

  19. Click Administration > Profile Access and make sure that users who need this profile are listed and that you give them at least View profile and View Report rights.
  20. Click Analysis > Session Tracking and make sure the tracking method selected for this profile includes one or more of the alternate methods (Auth, URL, Param, or Cookie). SmartView requires a method other than the IP Address and agent combination to track routes through your site. This data is needed for the Single Level Paths in the Pages dialog.
  21. Click Advanced > URL Rebuilding. Select the URL Rebuilding definition that identifies the unique pages on your website.
  22. Click Save. After Webtrends analyzes the profile, you can view your reports in SmartView.