Tracking field

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Tracking field

At this step you can specify the field you want to use to track visitors of the web site. By default it will be the client IP address but if the web site uses a specific tracking cookie and you configured the extraction of it in the previews step, you can specify it here.

 

Then you can specify which fields you want to copy the value from the landing request to all successive requests and you can specify a prefix for these new fields.

 

Configuration of the tracking field in the HttpLogBrowser

 

The result will then look like this

 

Log rows view after the tracking field has been configured in the HttpLogBrowser

 

The fields %Prefix%.UrlPath and %Prefix%.RefererSite are copied from the first web request done by the visitor.

The field %Prefix%.EventTime will tell you when the visitor landed, the field %Prefix%.SinceDays will tell you the number of days since he landed and the field %Prefix%.RequestNumber will tell you how many requests he did since then.

 

So this feature will allow you to easily know from where a visitor accessing a specific web page comes from and on which page he landed, when he landed and how much activity he did since then.