Creating a New Profile

Profiles hold all of the settings used to determine how your data should be analyzed. The profile points to data sources that define the location of your web server data.

Each profile is associated with a set of log files from which it draws data and one or more templates, which determine the set of reports that can be rendered from the analyzed data. When you analyze a profile, Webtrends creates a set of report databases.

You create profiles in Webtrends Analytics 9.

  1. In the left pane, click Administration > Web Analysis > Reports & Profiles.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a name for your profile.
  4. Specify the time zone you want to use when displaying your reports.
  5. Select a profile type for the platform you want to track.
  6. Enter the home page of your website or the name of your app, and then click Next. The domain or name you provide here maps to a space in Analytics 10. When you enter an existing domain or app name, it maps to an existing space; a new domain or app name creates a new space.
  7. Specify a data source (if you have already configured one) or create a new data source, and then click Next. A data source identifies the location of the web data that you want to track with this profile.
  8. Specify how to identify user sessions for the profile in the Session Tracking settings, and then click Next. By default, the Always Use Default Definition check box is selected. To enable a different session tracking definition, clear the check box first.
  9. Review your settings and then click Save or click Previous to go back and make changes before you save the profile settings. You can also make edits to the profile after it is saved.