Report Magic for Analog Documentation


Release 2.13
Copyright © 1999,2002 Wadsack-Allen.
Portions copyright © 1999 DNS.
All Rights Reserved. See the license information


With Report Magic for Analog, everyone can create great looking website statistics reports. Report Magic for Analog uses the Computer Readable Output format created by Analog, the most popular logfile analyser in the world. Using this and some simple settings you provide, Report Magic formats beautiful reports with tables, descriptions and graphs.

Using Report Magic for Analog, you can easily maintain a consistent company image with all your reports. By designing the report format to mimic your site's colors and graphics, you can have Analog's statistics reports seem to "fit-in" with the rest of your website. Report Magic for Analog lets you set things like font, foreground and background colors, background images, color themes, and more, thus ensuring a perfect fit with your already desiged site.

This documentation is divided into several section, that are briefly highlighted below.

Quick Start

To learn more about Report Magic for Analog, especially if this is your first time using it, start here. This gives you a step-by-step guide to setting up Report Magic to format your website statistics reports.

What's New

What's New gives a brief overview of the new features the latest versions has to offer. Look this over if you're upgrading to see what has been changed.


If you prefer to learn by example, then check out the samples. This page highlights the included samples and can help you learn some tricks for improving the integration of your statistics with your website.


If you have not already read the Readme File be sure to check it for last minute changes and notices.


If you're having problems with Report Magic and you think everything is set up right, take a look at the FAQ for solutions to some common problems. If that doesn't solve it, go to the Bugs Page online to see if a patch is available or a quick solution. If neither of these works, you can sign up for the Report Magic Help mailing list and post your questions there.

International Support

Language (and locale) settings are available for several languages. To configure Report Magic to run in a different langauge set the Language setting in the settings file for the reports you're running. (See Building Your Settings File for more information.) Report Magic will default to the langauge files in the Report Magic directory or those in the lang/en directory. The language directories also have a translation of a sample rmagic.ini with comments in the appropriate langauge. You can refer to these language-specific ones for help on configuring your settings.


The configuration commands used in your settings file are listed and described in Building your Settings File. The letters (and letter combinations) used for some of the settings to specify columns or report are listed in the Columns Reference. An overview of the formats for the settings file are in the File Formats Reference and a detailed discussion of the date formats used in the settings file and the language and definition files is in the Date Format Reference.

Advanced Options

If you're familiar with Report Magic and want to do more, check out the advanced options page for more technical ideas.


Many people have helped to make Report Magic portable, international, fast and possbile. In fact, there's a whole page devoted just to them. See here.

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Report Magic 2.13 Documentation. Copyright © 1999, 2002 Wadsack-Allen. All Rights Reserved.