You can define new views, remove views or edit existing views from this menu. Select which type of view you wish to manage and then either select a particular view to edit or remove, or click New to add a new view. If you select New or Edit you will be presented with a dialog that contains all the fields that you can add to the view. Use the buttons provided to add or remove fields as columns and move them up or down in the column order. Note that when creating a new view this order is used to determine the default sort order but this sort order can be modified independently (see Sort Order). The table below shows which fields are available or required in each type of view, however this is not critical as the software will only offer you the correct available fields for each view type that you edit.
|Code (HTTP response)||yes||yes||yes||no|
|Entry Referrer Domain||yes||yes||yes||no|
|Entry Request type||yes||yes||yes||no|
|Monthly Av Hits||no||no||no||yes|
|Monthly Av KBytes||no||no||no||yes|
|Daily Av Hits||no||no||no||yes|
|Daily Av KBytes||no||no||no||yes|
You can also drag the column dividers of a view to change their width and these widths will be remembered the next time the program is run.
It is important to distinguish between using something like an entry page field in a Summary View or a Visit Summary view. In a Summary view you will see counts of all hits that had that page as the original entry point, in a Visit Summary View you will see a count of the number of visits where that page was the entry page.
Total Summary Views cannot be added to or deleted but can have their columns edited.
Search - this field contains the search string if the access was from a search engine. Please note there are many different engines that handle their search strings in different ways. LogAnalysis does its very best to render all of these different techniques sensibly but sometimes they may look a little strange and some may still have '+' symbols inside them. Also there may be search engines out there that LogAnalysis does not know about. I have included over 150 search engines in a search engine text file that should have been created on your system when you first ran LogAnalysis. See View - Options to find out where this file is stored and move it elsewhere if you choose. This file is a very simple text file allowing you to add additional search engines should you find them. Alternatively I will occasionally update a copy of my search engine file at www.focussoftware.co.uk/loganalysis/download.htm which you can download to replace your copy. After changing the contents of the search engine file or downloading a new one it is important to do a Log - Refresh Database to update the records in your database with the new search string information.