SmarterStats Release Notes

Web Analytics and Online Health

4.0.3476 (Jul 7, 2009)

  • Added: AddSite2, AddSiteWithFTP2 and UpdateSite2 Web service functions take the new TimeZoneIndex field introduced in a minor update to version 3. These replace the AddSite, AddSiteWithFTP and UpdateSite Web service functions that take the old TimeZoneID field.
  • Changed: Columns in query string-related data mining reports were renamed from "Visits" to "Page Views."
  • Efficiency: The query for sites in the Manage/Sites page is faster.
  • Fixed: A site added through Web services now displays the correct log file format in the Web interface settings.
  • Fixed: Active visit information was not loading properly when going through a new log file processing session, resulting in slightly higher visit and visit length statistics.
  • Fixed: All data mining reports now support host header and IP inclusions/exclusions.
  • Fixed: Custom reports that included data mining reports did not always process them as data mining reports. This would either cause an error page or the wrong report to be displayed.
  • Fixed: Fixed a time zone calculation issue where reprocessing/reimporting could assign some stats to an incorrect day.
  • Fixed: Impersonation on servers whose number formatting does not use comma separators (1.000 instead of 1,000) on site IDs greater than or equal to 1,000 now function as expected.
  • Fixed: Running the Diagnostics page now retains the session as expected.
  • Fixed: SmarterStats FTP downloading now correctly handles two FTP server commands are sent together. Microsoft FTP servers did this over fast connections.
  • Fixed: The 7-day Overview page now charts page views when using Silverlight charts.
  • Fixed: The calculation of local time for some time zones could cause some stats to be assigned to the wrong day.
  • Fixed: The Site Propagation page now functions properly when removing a line in the default documents field on the Site Defaults page.
  • Fixed: The Top Pages report on the 7-day Overview page now include folder paths ending with forward slashes. The results now match the Files/Pages report.
  • Fixed: User agent definitions now include Internet Explorer 8 and new versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
  • Fixed: User agent definitions now include Windows 7 and iPhone platforms.

4.0.3322 (Feb 4, 2009)

  • Fixed: Corrected an error that prevented Geographic reports from being viewed.

4.0.3310 (Jan 22, 2009)

  • Fixed: Corrected an issue where importing large sets of logs could cause an error that would severely slow down the import process.
  • Fixed: Corrected an issue where the wrong set of fields were displayed on custom reports for certain selected reports.
  • Fixed: Exported reports can now be opened with Windows zip.
  • Fixed: Exported reports no longer show a WBR HTML tag in file and folder paths.
  • Fixed: Favorite reports can now be added to Custom Reports.
  • Fixed: Fields for Filter Set and Rows have been added to Custom Reports.
  • Fixed: Manually sending email reports now allows multiple addresses in the To Field.
  • Fixed: Old files are now automatically removed from the MRS\AppData\Temp directory.
  • Fixed: The Debug Level field in Server Settings can now be set to a negative value.
  • Fixed: The last column header of the Top Pages report on the 7 day overview page was changed from "Hits" to "Page Views"
  • Fixed: The Silverlight animations are working.
  • Fixed: The time zone field no longer resets to the default time zone after saving a sites settings.
  • Fixed: Updated the Visifire Silverlight charting component which fixes and issue where charts would not always display.

4.0.3217 (Oct 20, 2008)

  • Added: The Google Chrome browser now shows as a known browser in reports.
  • Added: Updated the installer so future upgrades will remember the previous installation path.
  • Changed: Scheduled email reports will now send after 2 am of the sites local time. This allows a little extra time for a sites logs to complete processing for the previous day.
  • Changed: Silverlight charts now use the released version of Silverlight 2.
  • Changed: Updated MaxMind Geographic files.
  • Changed: Updated Nevron charting component.
  • Efficiency: Changed the function to check if a user agent is a spider to cache previous results.
  • Efficiency: Changed the site status information on the sites page to pull the data via AJAX. Previous versions either continuously updated a cache for all sites or waited to retrieve the status information from all sites viewed on the page before returning the page which caused very slow page loads.
  • Fixed: A bug has been fixed that would cause some swapping of data between sites and bad imported rows when using multiple reader threads.
  • Fixed: Added catching and logging of any exceptions in an area of the service which previously would crash the service.
  • Fixed: An error has been fixed that would randomly cause the deletion of sites to fail.
  • Fixed: Corrupted UnprocessedSessions.dat files are now detected and fixed automatically, allowing log files to continue to process correctly.
  • Fixed: Having no data on the 7 day overview page when using SilverLight charts will no longer throw a JavaScript exception.
  • Fixed: Impersonation will no longer fail for sites with a site id of 1000 or greater.
  • Fixed: In some cases the custom report options failed to save correctly.
  • Fixed: Logging out of the Veridian skin will no longer throw an exception.
  • Fixed: Scheduled email reports now display the full SmarterStats version number correctly.
  • Fixed: The date picker popup calendar is no longer cut off by the right side of the browser window.
  • Fixed: The option to display charts when manually emailing a Data Mining report will now work.
  • Security: Fixed a vulnerability that allowed users to access site admin pages.

4.0.3159 (Aug 24, 2008)

  • Added: Report subheaders added to show selected options such as date range and filter.
  • Changed: Downloading logs through the web interface now downloads the entire log file instead of just the selected date range.
  • Changed: The site name is now included to the right of the report title.
  • Efficiency: HTML is now compressed before being sent to the browser.
  • Efficiency: Improved import efficiency. For some large sites importing will be many times faster.
  • Fixed: Browsing folders did not work for the professional version when added a new site.
  • Fixed: Filter sets sorting shared same session storage as site sorting which could cause errors on either page.
  • Fixed: Firefox wrapped buttons in the button bar for some pages.
  • Fixed: FTP downloading was not always correctly tracking last downloaded file.
  • Fixed: Geo IP City file was not included in the main installer, resulting in all geographics data to show under the world report with N/A for both the country and the city.
  • Fixed: Grid sorting was only sorting the items on the currently viewed page.
  • Fixed: Improved the FTP recovery from error conditions.
  • Fixed: In a very specific case the welcome page could incorrectly show that no data is available.
  • Fixed: Log export page was not showing when the sites export fields were set.
  • Fixed: Log file searches of web interface logs, along with some searches of the service logs were case sensitive.
  • Fixed: Printing standard reports only printed the first page.
  • Fixed: Resolved most common cause of a thread aborted exception when importing large sites.
  • Fixed: Scheduled email reports were not sending standard reports correctly.
  • Fixed: Temporary files created when downloading logs were saving to the "c:\temp" folder instead of the SmarterStats web applications temp folder.
  • Fixed: The 7 day overview bandwidth chart Y axis values were cropped for large values.
  • Fixed: The FTP component had timing issues with some FTP servers, including FileZilla.
  • Fixed: The FTP component was not handling multiple line responses correctly.
  • Fixed: The help popup showed the SmarterStats version in 4 build parts.
  • Fixed: The logs imported page gave an error until the first log file completed importing.
  • Fixed: Times were not accounting for the sites Time Zone correctly on the “Visitors / Recent Visitor Stats” and “Visitors / Recent Visitor Details” reports.
  • Fixed: When viewing logs, the pro version hid the server drop down list which prevents selection of localhost service logs.

4.0.3131 (Jul 28, 2008)

  • Fixed: Default server processing values have been corrected.
  • Fixed: Defaults server settings and default site settings are now available in the System Administrator settings area.
  • Fixed: Several missing language strings have been corrected.
  • Fixed: Sites upgraded from SmarterStats 2 will no longer cause an error.
  • Fixed: The manage sites page no longer requests server information during the page load. This will significantly improve the loading speed of this page for installs with remote servers.

4.0.3126 (Jul 23, 2008)

  • Added: Ability to drill down into data mining reports from report items.
  • Added: Advanced Charts and Graphs using Microsoft Silverlight.
  • Added: Getting started wizard for administrators.
  • Added: Getting started wizard for users.
  • Added: Management Interface was re-engineered for improved management of servers and sites.
  • Added: New data mining reports have been added for a total of 15 data mining reports.
  • Added: New geographic report items (including breakdowns by city) have been added for a total of 18 geographic report items.
  • Added: New page for Server defaults.
  • Added: New page for Site defaults.
  • Added: New page to propagate settings across Servers.
  • Added: New page to propagate settings across Sites.
  • Added: New spider report items have been added for a total of 15 spider report items.
  • Added: New visitor report items (including server utilization breakdown) have been added for a total of 55 report items.
  • Added: Reporting is now designed after the STReportingFramework.
  • Added: Reporting is now separated between real visitor data and spider / bot traffic. Existing sites must re-process statistics for data to be separated and new reports to show data.
  • Added: STInterfaceFramework for standardized skinning and enhanced navigation.
  • Added: Web based log viewer.
  • Added: Web interface responsiveness enhanced with AJAX callbacks and in-page pop-ups.
  • Changed: Add / Edit server page now uses multiple tabs instead of a wizard.
  • Changed: Long string columns allow wrapping using the WBR tag instead of adding spaces.
  • Changed: Server status page removed. Now available within server list grid.
  • Changed: Service settings page moved to a tab on the edit server page.
  • Changed: Site Importing now uses multiple tabs instead of a wizard.
  • Efficiency: Improved FTP performance.
  • Efficiency: Improved speed and memory utilization of Remote Agents.
  • Efficiency: SmarterStats is now built on the .NET 3.5 Framework.
  • Fixed: Adding a user set the DefaultRowCount to 0 which means unlimited rows. This caused predictable performance issues if the user setup automatic email reports.