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Version 3.3.3220 (Oct 26, 2008)

  • Fixed: Includes the correct license for the FTP component.

Version 3.3.3217 (Oct 21, 2008)

  • Security: Fixed a vulnerability that allowed users to access site admin pages.

Version 3.3.2950 (Jan 29, 2008)

  • Added: Default Site Settings now contains an option to set the default time zone for newly added sites.
  • Added: Time zones will now adjust for daylight savings time automatically.
  • Changed: Several time zone updates were made, including one added for the new Venezula Caracas time zone.
  • Fixed: A rare FTP exception was fixed that caused download session to end with "Could not find directory" even if the directory exists.
  • Fixed: W3C log importer was not properly handling quoted strings in some cases.

Version 3.3.2761 (Jul 23, 2007)

  • Added: Logging added for activation and licensing.
  • Changed: Geographic database from MaxMind was updated to more current information.
  • Fixed: Duplicate email reports could be sent out in some cases.
  • Fixed: Email report processing interval will now correctly be taken into account.
  • Fixed: Sometimes the autogenerated help page would not show up for Web Services.

Version 3.3.2693 (May 17, 2007)

  • Added: A new web service, called Query.asmx, was added to facilitate querying SmarterStats from external programs.
  • Added: License validation with audit tracking.
  • Added: Strong passwords can now be created for added protection.
  • Added: You can now specify an inverse filter in your filter sets by adding a (!) symbol in front of the filter.
  • Changed: Updated the UserAgentDef.xml file to include several more spiders and browsers.
  • Fixed: Certain releases of Opera 8 and 9 will now correctly show their version numbers in Browser reports
  • Fixed: Compression component was replaced to improve performance and resolve a rare compression bug.
  • Fixed: Custom reports will now graph the fields that you specified when creating the report instead of defaults.
  • Fixed: Geographic database from MaxMind was updated to more current information.
  • Fixed: In the Geographic reports, Iceland is now correctly counted in Europe instead of North America
  • Fixed: Resolved an issue which would sometimes throw a "Stream not Readable" error when attempting to parse a log file.
  • Fixed: Service Version Info page was throwing "Page Not Found" exception
  • Fixed: SmarterStats will no longer consider accessing content with a different browser string a seperate visit. You must reimport your logs to see this on past data.
  • Fixed: The default filter set will now filter on the welcome page.
  • Fixed: When re-processing a large site, it will now react more quickly when the service is stopped.

Version 3.2.2602 (Feb 15, 2007)

  • Fixed: Email reports failed to send if reports contained the character '{'
  • Fixed: Exported logs were always exporting as W3Cex logs
  • Fixed: If a site##.xml file has an internal site ID value that doesn't match the actual site ID, it will now get fixed automatically.
  • Fixed: Remote servers in different time zones than the MRS servers will no longer cause time offset problems in reporting.
  • Fixed: When using hackable URLs and web services (ex. /programfile.asmx/functionname), traffic numbers and page view numbers didn't match up.
  • None: Please note that if you use Enterprise Edition, the main installation and all remote services need to be updated with this release because of back-end changes to the communication protocol.

Version 3.2.2539 (Jan 2, 2007)

  • Fixed: .IHTML files are now considered page views
  • Fixed: Data mining browse popup was hiding documents in the default document list
  • Fixed: Duplicate email reports could be sent out in some cases
  • Fixed: Reprocessing statistics has been made significantly faster with very large sites

Version 3.2.2480 (Oct 16, 2006)

  • Added: Browser and OS list updated to support IE 7, FireFox 2, Windows Vista, and several other new browser and OS types.
  • Fixed: Data Mining Query "What is the daily activity that this file gets" was showing empty days in certain cases.
  • Fixed: Resolved a rare issue where the number of sites appeared incorrectly in very large installations..

Version 3.1.2357 (Jun 28, 2006)

  • Fixed: Certain conditions could cause the import loop to stall. This has been resolved.
  • Fixed: Export would show no data if exporting data from a report favorite.
  • Fixed: Exporting Search Engine reports will now properly show the engine name and column headers
  • Fixed: Favorites now get properly sent in email reports
  • Fixed: Host Header exclusions are now taken into account with visit length, page view, entry, exit, path, and recent visitor reports.
  • Fixed: The web service Statistics/GetActivityForServer was caching results improperly, leading to incomplete result sets when calling multiple servers one after another.
  • Fixed: When emailing a custom report that includes report items that have custom date settings, the header for the email report will now read "Date Range: [multiple]"

Version 3.1.2312 (May 1, 2006)

  • Added: An option to disable FTP resuming was added due to incorrect behavior through some firewalls.
  • Added: CompressionLevel setting added to server properties that allows values from 0 to 9 (5 by default). Lower values perform better for larger sites while sacrificing some disk space
  • Added: File exclusions now available in site import settings.
  • Added: Import times can be configured through the server properties page. The default is to run all the time, 00:00 to 23:59. Import processes will not start outside of this time frame. Using this setting will also cause reprocessing stats for sites to be delayed until that time frame, so take this into consideration when overriding the values.
  • Added: Number of minutes of idle time between import loops (idle time) can be configured in the server properties page.
  • Added: Server Properties page was added to the free and Professional Editions of the product to give access to settings for the background service.
  • Fixed: "Logged In As" is now translatable
  • Fixed: Adding a data mine report to a favorite now properly shows the query item report.
  • Fixed: Changes to existing sites' FTP information would not take effect until the service did a full synchronization (every hour)
  • Fixed: Downloading from FTP Servers that use SUID, SGID, or Sticky, then downloads could sometimes fail
  • Fixed: Hong Kong added to Asia report
  • Fixed: Recent Visitor reports now take site exclusions and inclusions into effect
  • Fixed: Search engine parsing corrected for Walla.IL, onet.pl, and interia.pl
  • Fixed: Sort order was not being applied correctly in custom report items.
  • Fixed: The string "Strip URL items after semicolon (used for jsessionid)" is now translatable
  • Fixed: Uruguay added to South America report
  • Fixed: Visit length, views per visit, and visit totals reports sometimes did not match after reprocessing stats

Version 3.1.2181 (Dec 21, 2005)

  • Added: More advanced email report logging was enabled. (To enable, update the MRS\web.config file so that SSWeb.LoggingLevel has a value of "-10")
  • Added: Several more spider/bot definitions were added
  • Fixed: A rare exception with email reports was resolved
  • Fixed: Denmark and Hungary now properly show up in the Europe report
  • Fixed: DNS resolution sets taking more than 2 minutes as a whole will be aborted and the results returned as is
  • Fixed: Overflow errors could occur when running reports on high-activity sites for large date ranges.
  • Fixed: Popup calendar was not working on some browsers
  • Fixed: Resolved an uncommon issue with dynamic encoding for some search engines
  • Fixed: Search engines that cannot be decoded were breaking layout elements
  • Fixed: Username was case sensitive when logging in as global admin
  • Fixed: When "Rows per page" in General Settings was set to 0, Manage Sites page threw an exception
  • Fixed: When email reports take more than a day to get through the list, weekly or monthly reports could have been skipped.

Version 3.1.2119 (Oct 20, 2005)

  • Added: Customizable query timeout frequency added to web.config
  • Added: Dynamic encodings can now be detected in search engines with an EncodingKW field in the SearchEngines.xml file
  • Added: FTP now supports resume (on servers that support it), greatly reducing network traffic for downloading logs
  • Added: New report item "In-Site Referrers" that shows referrers due to site navigation
  • Added: New report item "Referring Links" that shows entire URL of referral, including query string items
  • Added: New web service (Diagnostics.asmx) that allows you to query server activity
  • Changed: Referrer report items now exclude in-site navigation referrals (any hit after first)
  • Efficiency: In logs that use RDNS, performance improvements have been made that make log processing up to 20 times faster
  • Efficiency: Memory usage reduced and optimized to be more consistent
  • Efficiency: Performance increased for log analyzing. In some cases, performance gains measured at more than 45%
  • Fixed: "Help for this Page" link did not work properly for welcome page and reports pages
  • Fixed: Changing Site Import Settings may not take effect right away, requiring you to reprocess the site more than once.
  • Fixed: Deleting a custom report will now correctly delete any scheduled reports that use the custom report.
  • Fixed: Deleting a site and rapidly adding a new site with the same ID would cause unexpected behavior
  • Fixed: Email reports (on demand and scheduled) now properly exclude data in selected filter set
  • Fixed: Export Report Data now properly excludes data in selected filter set
  • Fixed: FTP download thread is immediately aborted on service stop
  • Fixed: Heading on Query Items and Query Strings Data Mining Reports now correctly reads "Visits"
  • Fixed: Help icons did not go to correct help topics in data mining reports
  • Fixed: Search engines with priority levels of 6 or below are now properly searched for search engine reports
  • Fixed: Setting a skin as the active skin was not changing it for the current session.
  • Fixed: Some Japanese and Russian search engines were added or altered to support their native character sets
  • Fixed: Subject was getting set incorrectly on emailed custom reports
  • Fixed: Uploading a skin sometimes failed

Version 3.0.2070 (Sep 2, 2005)

  • Fixed: A few issues regarding translations were resolved
  • Fixed: Changing the date range when viewing reports did not update the Tasks shortcuts at the bottom-right of the page, which resulted in different data being exported or emailed
  • Fixed: Editing a server errors with "That Server ID is already in use"
  • Fixed: On some international locales, some settings do not save properly
  • Fixed: Show Charts checkbox in email reports was sometimes not getting set properly

Version 3.0.2061 (Aug 23, 2005)

  • Added: Daily activity data mining query to show trends for a specific resource
  • Added: Different encoding types now supported in search engine string parsing
  • Added: Plain Text option added for email reports
  • Added: Show Charts option added to email reports
  • Added: Support for Unix FTP servers that use the "(?)" string
  • Changed: Email report subjects will now truncate the site name if it is more than 30 characters long
  • Changed: If the localhost server is deleted from Enterprise Edition, it will not be automatically added again by SmarterStats
  • Fixed: Action menu on Manage Servers page is incorrect
  • Fixed: Chart type not applied in custom reports
  • Fixed: Email reports were not getting imported on some systems converting from version 2.x. Those affected that still have copies of their old Config directories can contact SmarterTools support for a conversion utility.
  • Fixed: Enter key can now be used to log in when using FireFox
  • Fixed: Mauritius now appears in geographic report for Africa
  • Fixed: Site level email report settings can now be cleared and saved to use global defaults
  • Fixed: Site list was not always sorted correctly
  • Fixed: Some users were getting license errors for the FTP components
  • Fixed: Standard Email reports were not getting their subject set properly
  • Fixed: The None filter set was actually using the active filter set

Version 3.0.2047 (Aug 8, 2005)

  • Added: Advanced custom reports, that allow many more settings on each individual report item, including filter sets, date ranges, chart types, etc.
  • Added: An intuitive sidebar was added to the product to allow you to quickly navigate between reports
  • Added: Checkup page added (similar to SmarterTicket and SmarterMail) that helps in diagnosing some types of setup problems
  • Added: Customizable report views, including several 3D and 2D views of data
  • Added: Data Mining links were added within reports, that allow you to drill down into data with the click of a button
  • Added: Default date range for users now has several additional options
  • Added: Default documents can be defined by site. All hits to the default documents are grouped in results
  • Added: Easy-to-use calendar control for picking date ranges, along with functionality to choose custom date ranges.
  • Added: Email reports now support alternate SMTP ports
  • Added: Email reports now support SMTP Authentication
  • Added: Favorites, an easy way to save custom settings about a report and jump to it quickly in the future
  • Added: Filter Sets, an easy way to jump between subsets of data, and much easier to use than Report Item Filters and Global Filters.
  • Added: Import Settings from IIS automatically when adding a site
  • Added: Integration with MaxMind geographic databases, including their optional premium service
  • Added: More options were added to email reports, like custom messages and subject lines (Enterprise Edition Only)
  • Added: Option to randomize chart colors on reports
  • Added: Other Items in reports show the sub-totals of items not showing on the report
  • Added: Percent bars show on reports instead of numerical percents, giving a better understanding of the relationship between the values
  • Added: Remote service comes in an easy-to-automate MSI installer (Enterprise Edition Only)
  • Added: Report item sorting, allowing you to sort result tables how you want
  • Added: Self-diagnostics check the integrity of SmarterStats files automatically
  • Added: Send to Printer link in reports outputs the report contents to the printer without the need for a “print friendly” page
  • Added: Similar to other SmarterTools products, the interface is fully localized and translatable
  • Added: Sites can include or exclude data from import based on Host Headers
  • Added: Version update notification
  • Added: Web services added to retrieve hits, visits, views, and bandwidth by system administrators or site administrators
  • Changed: Activation fail-safes added to help prevent activation problems
  • Changed: Browsers, Platforms, and Search Engine lists were updated for more accurate results
  • Changed: Custom reports are now an Enterprise Edition feature
  • Changed: Free edition now supports most functionality of Enterprise Edition to allow customers to experience all features
  • Changed: Free version does not require any type of activation
  • Changed: General performance enhancements were made to increase the stability and lower the resource usage of the product.
  • Changed: Home page enhanced to show even more information at a glance.
  • Changed: If import errors are encountered, the cause is shown on the customer side, instead of the standard “Your site is currently importing logs and data is unavailable” message
  • Changed: Phrase Sources and Keyword Sources reports (formally Top Search Phrases by Engine and Top Search Keywords by Engine) now return the top X rows PER engine, not as a total number of rows for the report
  • Changed: Redesigned user interface, focusing on ease of use and clarity
  • Changed: Report items were combined in order to provide an easier, more intuitive method of reporting. Report names were altered for clarity
  • Changed: Standard reports slightly adjusted to accommodate report item changes
  • Changed: Wrapping of long items in reports enhanced
  • Fixed: Changing site import settings was not properly setting data for first few minutes of data import, resulting in some artifacts remaining
  • Fixed: Deleting a site and quickly adding another site with the same ID will no longer cause import issues
  • Fixed: Report cache is now cleared whenever import settings are changed