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  • Oracle Endeca Platform ServicesLog Server and Report Generator Guide

    Version 6.1.2 March 2012

  • Contents

    Preface.............................................................................................................................7About this guide............................................................................................................................................7Who should use this guide............................................................................................................................7Conventions used in this guide.....................................................................................................................7Contacting Oracle Endeca Customer Support..............................................................................................8

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Logging and Reporting.................................9About logging and reporting..........................................................................................................................9Logging and Reporting System architecture.................................................................................................9About the Log Server..................................................................................................................................11About the Report Generator.......................................................................................................................11Prerequisites...............................................................................................................................................11

    Chapter 2: Using the Endeca Logging API.............................................13Logging API core classes...........................................................................................................................13

    About the LogEntry class.....................................................................................................................13About the LogConnection class...........................................................................................................14

    Using the core classes to send a log request.............................................................................................15About logging errors...................................................................................................................................16

    Chapter 3:Implementing Logging and Reporting in Oracle Endeca Workbench.17Implementing logging and reporting in a Web application..........................................................................17Ways to implement logging and reporting in Oracle Endeca Workbench...................................................17

    Configuring and running each component individually........................................................................18Running the report generation script...................................................................................................23Viewing reports in Oracle Endeca Workbench....................................................................................26Viewing reports produced by other Report Generators.......................................................................26Archiving and deleting log files and reports.........................................................................................26

    Chapter 4: Customizing Report Content and Presentation..................29Report contents overview...........................................................................................................................29About report settings XML..........................................................................................................................30

    Disabling unnecessary report sections or items..................................................................................30Changing the number of items considered in a top_n report...............................................................31Customizing the report generation file.................................................................................................31

    About report presentation XSLT..................................................................................................................32HTML reports outside Oracle Endeca Workbench.....................................................................................32Report sections...........................................................................................................................................32

    Log entry key/value pairs.....................................................................................................................32Requests and sessions.......................................................................................................................33About Conversion Rate........................................................................................................................34Conversion Rate..................................................................................................................................35About A/B Testing................................................................................................................................36Popular Searches................................................................................................................................36Popular Navigation...............................................................................................................................37Popular Records..................................................................................................................................37Spell Correction and Alternate Suggestions........................................................................................37Business Rules....................................................................................................................................38Dimension Search...............................................................................................................................39Sorting.................................................................................................................................................40

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  • Preface

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