Help: Setup
Table of Contents
General
Database Information
Upgrade Information
Options
General

The general section includes 4 mandatory ites:

  • Installation type: There are two types of installations: new install and upgrade. If you select an upgrade, the upgrade information section will be displayed with additional parameters to enter.


  • Username: The administrative username to login to MetaTraffic.


  • Password: The administrative password used to login to MetaTraffic.


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Database Information

The database information section specifies the database connection used to log visitor activity.

  • Database Type: Options are MS Access, Microsoft Sql Server 7.0/2000 or mySql 4.1 or greater


  • Database Location: The location of the database. If you are using MS Access, the is a folder location with no trailing slash (example: /metatraffic2 or d:\databases\username). If you are using mySql or SQL Server, this is a server location (example: localhost or 192.168.1.55).


  • Database Name: The name of the database. If you are using MS Access, this is the file name of the database (example: db.mdb). If you using mySql or SQL Server, the is the name of the database (example: database1).


  • Database Username: Username to connect to database. This is only used for SQL Server or mySql. This username must have table creation priviledges; on SQL Server this is usually the SA account.


  • Database Password: Password to connect to database. This is only used for SQL Server or mySql.


  • Table Prefix: A prefix that is added to the table names to make them unique. (Default: mt_)


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Upgrade Information

If you select the Upgrade installation type, you will be presented with the following section of additional upgrade options:

  • Upgrade Type: This determines what data you would like to upgrade from a previous installation of MetaTraffic. The more data you choose to upgrade, the longer the upgrade will take. It is recommended that you only upgrade the data the you need as upgrading large amounts of data can be time and processor consuming.


The rest of the options specify how to connect to the old MetaTraffic database you wish to upgrade. For information on each specific setting, refer to the Database Information section above.

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Options

The options section allows you to override specific setup procedures. Under normal circumstances, you should not need to change any of these settings.

  • Create Database Tables: Unchecking this option will force the setup procedure to skip creation of the required tables on the database. If you do not have table creation priviledges on the database, you can uncheck this option and create the tables manually using a sql script before running the setup program. (mySql or SQL Server only)


  • Load Configuration Data: Unchecking this option will force the setup procedure to skip loading configuration data and adding the default administrative username and password specified in the general section.


  • Load Definition Data: Unchecking this option will force the setup procedure to skip loading the definition data.


  • Load Country Data: Unchecking this option will force the setup procedure to skip loading the country data.


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