Creating Report Categories [Pro Edition Only]
TR provides you with some preset categories to give you an idea of the power of using categories. The category groupings have the following presets:
- Agent: Recognizes two popular browsers
- Object: Recognizes common Internet file types, including page (text), image, audio and video files
- OS: Recognizes several modern operating systems. (It also recognizes Windows.)
- Referrer: Recognizes several Internet portals
Several of TRs reports are category-based. This means that they report on the categories set up in these panels. The category groups name corresponds to the report groups name. For example, the Referrer categories affect the Referrer group of reports. See the corresponding report section for information about setting up categories for each one.
You can rename an existing category by double-clicking its name. You can rename a categorys item by clicking it. An edit field will appear around it, allowing you to change its name. To clear a category or a categorys item, first highlight it. Then click the Clear button or hit the Delete key. To add an item to a category highlight the category name or one of its items and click the Add button. An untitled item appears. Click it and an edit field appears around it, allowing you to change its name.
To create a new category, first click on an empty part of the table to remove any highlighting. Then click the Add button. A Create New Category dialog is displayed, letting you name the new category. Why create your own categories? You might want to set up a Referrer category to track visits generated by the web sites that contain links to yours. This way, you can compare them to see which sites are generating the most visits to your site. Or you may wish to track a new kind of browser or OSof your visitors. If you decide youd like to reset a category group to use the build-in categories that TR comes with, click the Factory Settings button and youre there.