Understanding Custom Report Components

Each custom report consists of one table and its associated graphs. To create a custom report, you specify one or two dimensions, and one or more measures. Optionally, you can specify a lookup table and a custom report data filter.

A dimension is a type of non-numeric information that you want to track. For example, a dimension can be an object such as a Webtrends content group or a product category such as sports apparel. When you define a dimension, you provide information about how Webtrends can identify the information you want to track in your web activity data and how it should be analyzed. A Webtrends report table displays the primary dimension in the first column, and the secondary dimension in the second column.
A measure is a method of quantifying information. When you create a custom report, the measures you select determine how Webtrends counts the information described in the dimension settings. For example, you can measure Campaign activity using the measures Visits, Page Views, and/or Revenue. You can select up to 32 measures per custom report.
Lookup Table
Custom report lookup tables are translation files or databases that can translate encoded or other obscure information found in your logs into more readable language. Typically, you associate a lookup table with a dimension. For example, you can use a lookup table to translate product SKU numbers into product names, so report users can easily see which products your site users purchased.
Note: To specify a translation file, use the Advanced settings when configuring a dimension or measure. Using Advanced settings requires the Custom Reports in Advanced Mode user right.
Custom Report Data Filter
Filters narrow the data analyzed within the custom report. Custom report filters are only applied to the custom report, not to the general profile data.