Frequently Asked Questions
Look at the Analog documentation. It's there. Really. If you can't figure it out or can't find it, try joining the Analog-help mailing list and posting your question there.
As described in the Source Package Installation instructions,you must install libgd before you can install GD (the Perl module). You must install GD before Report Magic will run. When installing libgd, you will likely need to edit the Makefile for the gd library to tell it which optional components (TTF support, Jpeg support, XPM support) should be added. When you build GD, it now asks you which of these options you built libgd with. Please remeber the options and answer accordingly. It should build without issue thereafter.
The Most Active entry will list the last line of the report whether or not it appears to be most active, if you have set your Active_Column to a column that is not in the report. For example, if your report only show columns for page request (P) and percent of page requests (p), then set the Active_Column for that report (or all your reports) to P or p.
When configuring Report Magic, you set the column that you consider
the most important as the
Active_Column in your settings file.
That is, if you are concerned about the number of pages requested and sent
on your servers, you would set
Active_Column to 'P'. This tells Report Magic what column to
graph, in each report that has a graph, and what column to track for
summaries in the Quick Summary report. If you aren't getting pie charts
then Analog isn't producing 'Percent of page' (or Percent of Request or Percent
of Bytes) data. Change this either by adding a
section specific to the offending report in that report's section, or by
modifying your Analog config file to include both 'P' and 'p'
(or 'R' and 'r' or 'B' and 'b') in the *COLS commands for the reports in
Report Magic determines it's charts based on the
ActiveColumn setting and the available columns
GraphType takes a comma-separated list of types of
graphs that you want Report Magic to produce for the report. Valid
ActiveColumn takes a single character representing
the column to chart: P, B, or R.
The value of
ActiveColumn is case-insensitive. So if
you set it to p, b, or r, you should get the same charts you do when
set to P, B, or R.
To get both a bar and a line chart, simply set your
value like this:
GraphType = bar,pie
If your data contains both the count and percent values for the column
you have chosen in your ActiveColumn (e.g. if you have
and your data has both R and r columns) then you will get both charts. Otherwise
it will only plot the chart that it has data for.
The bullets are images specified by the
setting in the
[navigation] section of your configuration file.
This setting should point, virtually, to the bullet image, relative to the
completed navigation page. In other words, whatever you put in here
(say, "image/bar1.gif") end up as the SRC attribute of the IMG tag for the
bullet. So when the navigation page is loaded by your browser it looks for the
file relative to that page. (If the navigation page is in "/stats/navfile.html"
as specified by the
File_Out setting in the
section, then the image above should be in your website area in "/stats/images/bar1.gif".)
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