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  1. What is the difference between this and the version at Analog.cx?
  2. Do I need Analog C:Amie Edition?
  3. Quick Start Guide: Without Report Magic
  4. Quick Start Guide: With Report Magic [Windows]
  5. Using Analog C:Amie Edition to provide automatic statistics on a multi-site production IIS 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 7.5 or 8.0 web server
  6. Using Analog C:Amie Edition to generate live statistics for inclusion on web pages

What is the difference between this and the version at Analog.cx?

Analog C:Amie Edition is considered to be a maintenance release of Analog, the binaries are newer and contain a small number of optimisation's however the fundamental functionality is identical.

Do I need Analog C:Amie Edition?

Analog C:Amie edition is primarily aimed at users who want to be able to detect newer operating systems and web browsers through the reporting functionality of Analog. If you don't need this, then there is no specific need to use Analog C:Amie Edition unless you are looking to use XML output formatting for which Analog C:Amie Edition has a number of bug fixes.

Quick Start Guide: Without Report Magic

Welcome to Analog! The worlds most popular web log analyser.

Along with Report Magic, Analog C:Amie Edition is a recommended upgrade for any Analog Install. The following steps outline how to install and upgrade an Analog only installation (without Report Magic). Windows installation paths under c:\stats\ are provided as an example, however any suitable POSIX path on Unix, Linux of OS X can be used.

  1. Create a folder on the root of C Drive called 'stats' (c:\stats)
  2. Download the binary edition of Analog from www.analog.cx for your platform (e.g. Windows)
  3. Extract the contents of the compressed file downloaded from www.analog.cx to c:\stats\analog\. Ensure that you extract the contents of the 'analog 6.0' folder into here and not the Analog 6 folder itself
  4. Delete the file analog.exe which should be found at c:\stats\analog\analog.exe
  5. Download the latest version of Analog C:Amie Edition from this site
  6. Extract the contents of the zip file over the top of the ones in c:\stats\analog, ensure that you overwrite all files when prompted
  7. Rename the file analog-6010ce.exe to analog.exe (the 6010 number will vary depending on the current version of Analog C:Amie Edition)
  8. Create a folder called 'logs' under c:\stats (c:\stats\logs)
  9. Create a folder called 'report' under c:\stats (c:\stats\report)
  10. Copy the folder c:\stats\analog\images to c:\stats\report (c:\stats\report\images)
  11. You now need to create a configuration file for analog you can either do this by editing the file c:\stats\analog\analog.cfg or by using the Analog C:Amie Edition Configuration Generator. If you are a beginner you may find using the automatic generator easier.

    The details that you need for the Configuration File Generator are:
    Log File Path: c:\stats\logs
    Output Type: HTML
    Output Path: c:\stats\report

    If you use the generator, copy and paste the settings it provides into Windows Notepad, save the file as analog.cfg under c:\stats\analog\ (c:\stats\analog\analog.cfg), overwriting as necessary
  12. Copy your web server log files into the c:\stats\logs folder (they must be .log files if using the Configuration Generator)
  13. Open a Command Prompt and type the following and press return:
    cd /d "c:\stats\analog"
  14. Type 'analog' and press return. Analog will now run using your configuration file. Any errors will be reported on the screen
  15. Open the file index.html found under c:\stats\report to view the results

Quick Start Guide: With Report Magic [Windows]

Welcome to Analog! The worlds most popular web log analyser.

Along with Report Magic, Analog C:Amie Edition is a recommended upgrade for any Analog Install. The following steps outline how to install and upgrade an Analog only installation (with Report Magic). Windows installation paths under c:\stats\ are provided as an example.

  1. Create a folder on the root of C Drive called 'stats' (c:\stats)
  2. Create a folder called 'analog' under c:\stats (c:\stats\analog)
  3. Download the binary edition of Analog from www.analog.cx for your platform (e.g. Windows)
  4. Extract the contents of the compressed file downloaded from www.analog.cx to c:\stats\analog\. Ensure that you extract the contents of the 'analog 6.0' folder into here and not the Analog 6 folder itself
  5. Delete the file analog.exe which should be found at c:\stats\analog\analog.exe
  6. Download the latest version of Analog C:Amie Edition from this site
  7. Extract the contents of the zip file over the top of the ones in c:\stats\analog, ensure that you overwrite all files when prompted
  8. Rename the file analog-6010ce.exe to analog.exe (the 6010 number will vary depending on the current version of Analog C:Amie Edition)
  9. Create a folder called 'logs' under c:\stats (c:\stats\logs)
  10. Create a folder called 'report' under c:\stats (c:\stats\report)
  11. You now need to create a configuration file for analog you can either do this by editing the file c:\stats\analog\analog.cfg or by using the Analog C:Amie Edition Configuration Generator. If you are a beginner you may find using the automatic generator easier.

    The details that you need for the Configuration File Generator are:
    Log File Path: c:\stats\logs
    Output Type: Report Magic
    Output Path: c:\stats\report

    If you use the generator, copy and paste the settings it provides into Windows Notepad, save the file as analog.cfg under c:\stats\analog\ (c:\stats\analog\analog.cfg), overwriting as necessary
  12. Copy your web server log files into the c:\stats\logs folder (they must be .log files if using the Configuration Generator)
  13. Create a folder called 'rm' under c:\stats (c:\stats\rm)
  14. Download Report Magic from www.reportmagic.org
  15. Install Report Magic to c:\stats\rm (or extract it into this location)
  16. Open the file c:\stats\rm\rmagic.ini in Windows Notepad (if it doesn't exist copy and rename the file rmagic.sample to rmagic.ini)
  17. Edit the line 'File_In = sample.dat' to read
    File_In = c:\stats\report\report.dat
  18. Edit the line 'File_Out = reports\' to read
    File_Out = c:\stats\report\
  19. Save and close the file
  20. Open a Command Prompt and type the following and press return:
    cd /d "c:\stats\analog"
  21. Type 'analog' and press return. Analog will now run using your configuration file. Any errors will be reported on the screen
  22. Type and press return for the command:
    cd /d "c:\stats\rm"
  23. Type 'rmagic' and press return. Report Magic will now run using your configuration file. Any errors will be reported to the screen
  24. Open the file index.html found under c:\stats\report to view the results

 

Published: Thursday, 18 October, 2012
Revision Date: Tuesday, 15 October, 2013

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