This is a collection of WebTrends report settings and definitions used to generate, analyze and distribute the set of reports. It is integral to producing WebTrends reports. The characteristics of a Profile include the location of the log files and specific information about their content that will be used in analysis, such as which page URLs are to be assigned to Content Groups and which page URLs are to be starting pages for path analysis. When specified in conjunction with a Template, the Profile determines a complete report configuration that can be analyzed. A Profile can have several templates, just as a template can be applied to many Profiles. A web site can have one or many Profiles and templates.