Hostpoint - Hilfe & Support > Help & Support > Products > Logaholic > Data Filters

Data Filters

Your collected data may contain more information than you're interested in. To avoid importing, you can use the following four filter options:

  • Skip IP numbers
  • Skip files
  • Strip URL Parameters

Skip IP Numbers

Enter the IP Numbers1 you wish to exclude from statistics in the Skip IP Numbers field.

Separate multiple IP Numbers with commas, i.e. 212.204.250.12, 212.204.250.13

You may also use wild-cards * and regular expressions to reference IP addresses.

This setting affects only NEW TRAFFIC. Visit history for this IP Number will remain in the database and be included in your statistics unless you remove it.

Remove IP Numbers

Should you wish to remove the visit history for IP Numbers that are already in the Logaholic database for this Profile, you can do so by clicking on the "click here" link found in the explanation of the "Skip IP" field. Clicking on this link opens the date range and IP Number selection page shown below.

Select the date range and enter the IP Number for the visit history you wish to remove. Enter exact IP Numbers only, with no wildcards.

Skip Files

This list defines what requests are considered "Pages" by specifying what files, file types, etc. are NOT considered pages for data collection purposes. For example, you can enter file types such as .gif, .jpg, .swf, or .xml, or a filename such as ?PageNotFoundError.html? if you wish to exclude them from data collection and analysis.

You can also enter keywords in the list and Logaholic will also skip any file or directory containing those words. For example, if you wish to exclude the logaholic directory, just enter "logaholic/" in the Skip files field.

Remove Pages

Should you wish to remove the visit history for Files (Pages) that are already in the Logaholic database, you can do so by clicking on the "click here" link found in the explanation of the "Skip Files" field. Clicking on this link opens the date and file selection page shown below.

Select the date range and enter the Filename for the Files (Pages) whose visit history you wish to remove. Enter an exact, complete filename only, with no wildcards. For example, enter "PageNotFoundError.html" to remove all data that may been collected in the database for that page.

Check (or uncheck) the ?Recalculate summary tables (Visitors per Day / Month)? checkbox. By default, this box is checked. This will remove the visits for this page from the statistical calculations on the summary reports for this Profile. Unchecking this box will allow these visits to continue to be counted in your summary reports, though this page itself has been removed. This may affect the totals on several reports.

If you require more complex filtering, you can also use wildcards * and regular expresssions 2 to reference IP numbers or files, e.g. (^www\.[xyz|abc.xyz].log.*)

Strip URL parameters

Enter any URL parameters you specifically wish to include or exclude from the URLs to be tracked.

For example, the URL ?/index.html?osCsid=1kmfg8pvmavr09hg4rj3brg9d6? contains the parameter "osCsid", but tracking that full URL (including the parameter) may not prove very useful in analyzing your website traffic. Tracking URLs with these lengthy parameter strings can take up a great deal of space in your database, making updates and reports run even more slowly.

Separate multiple parameters with a comma, i.e. osCsid, lala, lala2.

If you choose to "Exclude" these parameters, visits to URLs that include these parameters will not be collected for data analysis.

If you choose "Include" these parameters, ONLY visits to URLs that include these parameters will be collected for data analysis. All others will be excluded.

Only use "Include" if you wish to optimize Logaholic by tracking a smaller subset of site traffic. Be certain to list all significant parameters you wish to track.

Configure Logaholic to collect and analyze only your most significant data. By stripping certain URLs as well as skipping specific IP addresses and files, you can eliminate the overhead of collecting useless data, keep Logaholic's database compact, make your web analytics run faster, and lighten the load on your system.

You must to post a comment.
Last modified
00:55, 27 May 2015

Tags

Classifications

This page has no classifications.