Creating Custom Report Filters

You create custom report filters using the Report Configuration options for custom reports, and apply them to individual custom report tables.

Although custom report filters can be more complex than profile-level filters, because they use highly customized elements rather than pre-defined selections, they use similar logic. To combine multiple filter elements in an AND statement, you can combine multiple match criteria in a single filter. For example, if you want to track visits that both resulted in a purchase AND originated from the AltaVista search engine, create a filter where the match criteria are Revenue=>0 and Visits resulting from specific search engines=AltaVista and select Filter must match ALL criteria in the Filters dialog. If you want to track all the visits that resulted from AltaVista searches whether or not they resulted in purchases, and all the visits with purchases, you can select Filter must match any one criteria, or specify each criterion in a separate filter and apply both filters to the custom report.

Note: Keep in mind that custom report visit filters check all the hits in a visit when matching, unlike profile-level filters, which only match the first hit.

The following table shows where to configure and apply custom report filters in Webtrends Analytics 9.

Action

Path

Create or modify a custom report filter

Click Web Analysis > Report Configuration > Custom Reports > Filters.

Assign custom report filters to a custom report.

Click Web Analysis > Report Configuration > Custom Reports > Reports.

Edit a custom report.

Click Filters.