Specify period for scheduled analyzing

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taschen

Specify period for scheduled analyzing

Post by taschen » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

Hi,

I would like to generate stats on several websites, on a weekly or monthly basis. I figure I can run a cgi program via Windows Scheduler that will:

1. modify the output directory to /site/logs/yyyymmdd/ in websites.ini
2. change the date range in main.ini

I anticipate that 1. will work, but changing

AnalyzePeriodType=
AnalyzePeriodFrom=10/13/2004
AnalyzePeriodTo=11/12/2004
AnalyzePeriodLast=30
AnalyzePeriodMeasure=

in main.ini does not affect the GUI setting when I run ala from the command line. Surely ala can process log files for a period from the command line?

How can I specify a period to analyze from the CLI ?
What are the options for the above main.ini parameters?

Thanks.

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Re: Specify period for scheduled analyzing

Post by Abacre » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

Today we released new version with new command line params: logpath, reportfile, outputdir
Read the doc:
http://www.abacre.com/ala/manual/command_line.htm

It looks that for your task we have to add AnalyzePeriodFrom,
AnalyzePeriodTo, AnalyzePeriodLast as command line params. It will be
ready next week.

taschen wrote:in main.ini does not affect the GUI setting when I run ala from the command line. Surely ala can process log files for a period from the command line?


The idea behind the program: all configuration saved in *.ini files.
So you may edit *.ini in batch files or via GUI.
Then program starts in command line mode: first of all it reads all
INI files. Then if it finds matching command params - the command line
params "override" params of INI files.

So if in websites.ini you have:
logpath=c:\test1.log

But the program starts with command line param:
"-logpath=c:\test2.log"

In that case: c:\test2.log will be used as path for analysis.
Kind regards,
Abacre Limited
http://www.abacre.com
support@abacre.com

taschen

New features?

Post by taschen » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

Hi,

I am curious about the status of ALA that can generate reports on logfiles over a period of time, specified in the command line arguments.

I was told such a feature would be available in mid-November - what is it's status? And how do I go about upgrading to a new version, now that I have purchased and installed the registered version?

Thanks.

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Post by Abacre » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

Hi,

We are preparing the release of new version of the program at the end of
the next week. So this feature "date as command line parameter" will be
in this new version.

If you already purchased the current version: no problem currently all
future upgrades are free of charge.
Kind regards,
Abacre Limited
http://www.abacre.com
support@abacre.com

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Post by Abacre » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

Hi,

It's ready now.
Please download the latest version of the program:
http://www.abacre.com/download/alaexe.zip

This is only updated EXE file. You need to extract executable file from
zip archive into folder where the program is installed. So you will
replace old executable file by this new one.

Then read the button of the command line parameters page:
http://www.abacre.com/ala/manual/command_line.htm

Please test how does it work.
Kind regards,
Abacre Limited
http://www.abacre.com
support@abacre.com

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