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Custom Reports

This feature is only available in SmarterStats Enterprise.

Most of the reports items display only one type of statistic pulled from the site's log files. For example, the only purpose of the Top Pages report is to identify the most popular Web pages on your site. It provides no additional information or analysis.

With custom reports, statistics from multiple report items can be combined to give site administrators and users a comprehensive analysis of your website. Note: A custom report is similar to a standard report, except custom reports grant users the flexibility to include an unlimited number of report items in a single report, not just a specific set of report items and can be adjusted to meet your organization's needs.

To access the custom reports, click the workspace icon. Then expand Custom Reports in the navigation pane and select the desired report. The report will load in the content pane and the following options will be available in the actions toolbar:

  • Email - Emails a copy of the report to the desired recipient(s).
  • Export - Exports the report in CSV or TAB format.
  • Print - Prints the report.

Creating a Custom Report

To create a new custom report, click the workspace icon. Then expand Custom Reports in the navigation pane and click Manage Custom Report. A list of custom reports will load in the content pane and the following options will be available in the content pane toolbar:

  • New - Creates a new custom report.
  • Edit - Edits the configuration settings for the selected custom report.
  • Delete - Permanently removes the report item from the custom reports list.

When editing or creating a favorite report, the following configuration tabs are available:

Custom Report

Use this tab to specify the following options:

  • Name - The name of the custom report.
  • Default Date Range - The default time period from which report item data is collected.
  • Filter Set - To apply a default filter set to the report items, select the appropriate filter from the list.
  • Use default date range on all report items - Checking this box will apply to the default date range to all report items in the custom report. Note: To allow each report item to override the date range, uncheck the box.
  • Use default filter set on all report items - Checking this box will apply the selected filter set to all report items in the custom report. Note: To allow each report item to have a different filter, uncheck the box. This will allow you to compare different filter sets on the same report.

Report Items

Use this tab to specify which report items to include in the custom report:
  • Report Item - The specific site report to be added to the custom report. Note: Depending on the report item selected, some of the options listed below may not be available.
  • Name - The name of the report item.
  • Sort By - The sort order of the data. Numerical values (like bandwidth, views, etc) will be sorted in descending order when selected.
  • Chart - To specify a specific chart type, select the appropriate option from the list. Note: 3D charts will use the perspective selected in My Settings.
  • Values - The values that will be charted. Note: If you have chosen pie as the chart type, only Value 1 will be used.
  • Filter Set - The filter set that will be applied to the report item. Note: This item will not appear if you have chosen to use the default filter set for all report items in the custom report.
  • SEO Campaign - The specific SEO campaign that will be applied to the report item.
  • Site - The specific website that will be applied to the report item.
  • Search Engine - The specific search engine that will be applied to the report item.