The top half of options allow you to specify the log files and URLs to analyze in order to generate the web site statistics reports. An explanation of each field follows.
User: This field specifies the name of your "FlashStats user account." Each person who wishes to run a FlashStats report must have a user account. User accounts are defined in the FlashStats configuration file (FlashStats.ini or FlashStats.conf). The user account definition specifies several parameters, the most important of which is the location of the log files to be analyzed. (A FlashStats installation can have several different FlashStats user accounts, each with access to a different set of log files.)
Password: Enter the password for your FlashStats user account. Most user accounts have a password, although it is possible to configure FlashStats not to require a password.
Page to Analyze: Enter the URL of the page to be analyzed. This URL will be matched against all requests in the log file, and any request that begins with the URL that you specified will be counted in the analysis; requests that do not match the URL will be ignored in the analysis. The default value to enter here is "/", which means to analyze requests for the home page and all subordinate pages as well. However, if you were to enter a value such as "/products/" then requests for "/products/" and "/products/flashstats/" would be analyzed, and requests for "/sales/", "/", or "/products" would be ignored. ("/products" would be ignored because it didn't have the trailing slash that the specified "/products/" did.)
If using the value "/" shows no results, try "http:" instead. This is necessary for some web servers because they log the entire URL requested rather than just the part after the host name.
Match all URLs starting with this text: If this box is checked, then each log file entry will be tested as described above, and any entry that begins with the text specified in "Page to Analyze" will be analyzed. However, if you uncheck the "Match all URLs starting with this text" checkbox, or select the "Match only this URL exactly" box, then only log file entries that exactly match the specified URL will be included in the results. For example, if you specified Page to Analyze as "/index.htm" and unchecked the "Match all URLs starting with this text" checkbox, then only visits to the home page will be counted; all other hits will be ignored.
Filter Image Requests: By default, this option is enabled. You can select (or de-select) this field to filter out requests for these image types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png. This can be useful when you want to only see the actual number of pageviews on HTML pages instead of all hits (which would otherwise include graphics loading on the pages).
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