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
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