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Foglight Experience Monitor 5.8.1 - Installation and Administration Guide

Installing and configuring Multi-appliance clusters Configuring the appliance Specifying monitored web traffic Transforming monitored URLs Managing applications Foglight components and the appliance Using the console program Troubleshooting the appliance Appendix: Third party software Appendix: Dell PowerEdge system appliance

Managing URLs

In this Resource List, all URLs monitored for the Hit category are displayed as they are captured. Within the web console, you can define transformation rules that determine how URLs discovered in your network traffic are converted into the URLs that appear in the user interface and are stored in the metrics database.

The benefits of a sound data collection policy makes itself apparent when you view a metric analysis page for the Page and Hit categories.

The URLs shown above are stored in the metric database in the Page category. They represent the URLs that the appliance has analyzed in the network traffic that it has collected.

For more information, see these topics:

Encoded and decoded URLs

Encoded URLs represent a sequence of characters from a particular character set that are paired with a whole number. Encoded characters that appear in the URLs can be decoded to reveal translated characters that are easier to understand. For example %20, when translated, appears as blank spaces.

This URL is an example of an encoded URL.

This is the decoded URL:

Setting URL encoding in the Resource List

The Resource List enables you to select how you want to view URLs. You can switch between encoded and decoded URLs, allowing you to view URLs in the state that is most meaningful to you.

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Select Show URLs with original character encoding to encode the URLs.
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Click Go.
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Optionally, click Show URLs with decoded characters to decode the URLs that were returned in step 3.
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Setting URL encoding for user sessions metrics in the All Metrics View

The All Metrics View page for User Sessions enables you to select how you want to view URLs. You can switch between encoded and decoded URLs, allowing you to view URLs in the state that is most meaningful to you.

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Navigate to Analysis > User Sessions Log.
The All Metrics View > User Session page displays.
Show URLs with original character encoding to encode URLs that were returned in step 2.
Show URLs with decoded characters to decode the URLs that were returned in step 2.
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