Configuring Custom Reports Details

This procedure configures and enables custom reports. You can also use the context-sensitive Help for each dialog.

The following illustration shows an overview of the process used to create a custom report.
Configure a new data source, dimension, and measure for your custom report. You may also choose to limit data in the report with a filter. Add the custom report to one or more profiles.
  1. In the left pane, click Administration > Web Analysis > Report Configuration > Custom Reports.
    • If you want to use a translation file or database to translate values in your logs, select Data Sources and configure a new data source.
    • If you want to create a custom dimension, select Dimensions and configure a new dimension.
      Note:

      To use regular expressions or fixed patterns to specify a dimension, or to specify a translation file, click Advanced in the Based On dialog. Using Advanced settings requires the Custom Reports in Advanced Mode user right.

    • If you want to create a custom measure, select Measures and create a new measure.
      Note:

      To use regular expressions or fixed patterns to specify a measure, or to specify a translation file, click Advanced in the What to Measure dialog. Using Advanced settings requires the Custom Reports in Advanced Mode user right.

    • If you want to limit data for your report, select Filters and create a new filter.
  2. Select Custom Reports and click New to create a new custom report.
  3. In the left pane, click Web Analysis > Report Designer > Templates.
  4. Click the name of the template to which you want to add the custom report. Templates determine the set of report pages that can be generated for the profile.
  5. On the Content dialog, click Add Report.
  6. From the Available Reports list, select the custom report library (you can view the custom reports alphabetically or by category). Select the check box for the new custom report. From the list you can also select Auto-Populated Folder Library and check the box for the Custom Report folder to create a dynamically add new reports as they are configured.
  7. In the left pane, click Web Analysis > Reports & Profiles.
  8. Mouse over the profile to which you want to add the custom report and click Edit.
  9. Click Advanced > Reports and select the check box for the new custom report.
  10. Save the profile.
  11. If the profile has already run, and you want your custom reports to cover all the data specified in the profile, mouse over the profile and click Reanalyze. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, select the After clearing analysis data, start analysis immediately check box. Alternately, mouse over the profile and click Analyze Now in the Profiles dialog after you confirm the deletion. If you do not reanalyze, your custom report does not include the data from the time frame that was analyzed before you added the new report.