Reporting Interface Overview

Welcome to the Urchin Reporting Interface!

Overview

The Urchin Reporting Interface is the system that displays the actual Urchin reports. To access the Reporting Interface, login to your Urchin Administration Interface and select a report to view. If you are the Administrator, you will have access to all reports. If you are a User, you will have access to those reports specified by the Administrator.

Each Profile that has been configured has its own set of reports. Click the magnifying glass icon next to a profile to view the reports for that profile.

Controls

Note the Date Range at the top of any report. All data shown is for that time period only. To change the timeframe, just select a different date range from the controls at bottom-left of the screen. See the Date Range article in this section for more information.

  • Standard/SVG: Urchin can display reports in either standard HTML, or via Adobe's Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. By default, Urchin will attempt to determine if the browser in use has the SVG plug-in installed. If so, reports will be displayed in SVG format. If not, Urchin will use standard HTML. If the user attempts to select SVG with a browser that does not have the SVG plug-in, a link will be provided to a web page with information on getting the plug- in.
  • Search: To instantly find any item in list-type reports, enter a search term or phrase into the Search box and press Enter. The list will be updated with any matches.
  • Filter: To filter in or out any items in list-type reports, enter a string of text into the Filter box and click the "+" (include) or "-" (exclude) button. The list will be changed accordingly
  • #Shown: To show a different number of items in the report being viewed, simply select the desired number from the pulldown menu.
  • Go To#: If you know the position number of the entry you would like to see, enter it here and press Enter.
  • Export:
    • Tab: click the "T" button to export data in tab-delimited format.
    • Word: click the Word icon to export data in Microsoft Word native format.
    • Excel: click the Excel icon to export data in Microsoft Excel native format.
  • Printing: click the printer icon to get a print-friendly view of the data; click the Print Page link from that screen to actually print the report.

Recommendations

  • Try different Date Range settings to see how your data changes over time. For low- traffic sites, a month may be a better timeframe than a week, since traffic might not be statistically significant for that small of a time period.

See Also

  • Glossary of Terms