Webtrends Analytics 9 Adminstration Guide, November 2012
If your web activity data file contains data for multiple web sites, you can use Parent-Child profiles to automatically create Webtrends Analytics 9 profiles and reports that break out data for each site individually.
Parent-child profiles are especially useful for ISPs or web hosting services who host multiple customer sites on their web servers. Using parent-child profiles makes it simple to automatically split data into individual domain-specific profiles called child profiles. Each child profile can generate a separate set of reports.
Parent-Child profiles provide the following benefits:
Parent-child profiles simplify configuration by making it easy to create new profiles and reports for new domains. For example, after you set up a parent-child profile, Webtrends Analytics 9 can auto-discover new sites added to the web activity data file, automatically create child profiles for them, and begin generating reports based on the new sites.
Because Webtrends analyzes subsets of data instead of the entire web activity data file, parent-child profiles can improve performance for large data files. Each child profile can be individually updated and reconfigured.
Child reports are smaller than standard reports. This is useful for customers who may not need the full scope of report data that Webtrends Analytics 9 can provide.
If you need to limit access to report sets by web site, for example if you provide reporting for multiple customers, you can configure user access individually for each child profile and prevent users from seeing report data for other sites.