@tfrdidi opened this Issue on January 11th 2017

I use Piwik 3.0.0, and had some of the previous versions, too. I use it without JS tracking, just by importing server logs.
Now I need information about which file is downloaded the most. The problem with the downloads overview is, that "hierarcical" view only groups the url of the site, not the path of the file (like in the page view).
As we have very long URLs for the downloads, you need a very big monitor to actually see the filename as it is the last part of the URL. In my opinion this contradicts the responsive paradigm of Piwik 3.0.0. On mobile devices there is no chance for me to see which file is downloaded, just the very first part of the download url.

Btw: I already opend a ticket with a solution (https://github.com/piwik/piwik/issues/11069) which was not accepted. Now I only want to mention my problem and let you find a solution ;-)

@gaumondp commented on January 11th 2017

Maybe a solution would be to have a parameter where we can specify if we just want filenames and not full path?

Or crop path but from right (then filename is always visible but start of the full URL could be cropped).

@tfrdidi commented on January 11th 2017

The latter sounds better to me. Not always the filename is sufficient to identify which one was it. Think about several readmes in different folders

@mattab commented on February 20th 2017 Owner

Hi @tfrdidi
Thanks for the suggestion. Would you mind posting a screenshot showing the problem?

When you hover on the filename, is there a tooltip showing the full filename maybe?

@ChrisR1993 commented on February 21st 2017

@mattab
Hi Mattab,

I had the same issue.
For example, page below is normal page which can show the clean "hierarcical" view

+directoryA
-directotyB
page.html

so the whole link should be directoryA/directoryB/page.html, right? and it can show the "hierarcical".
but when I go to the download page. it cannot show by "hierarcical" and just grouping and showing the
whole link like below.

directoryA/directoryB/download.pdf

And I want the download page show the link by "hierarcical" like
+directoryA
-directoryB
download.pdf

because some link just so long that I cannot read the whole link when it grouped them together.
I hope you can understand my discription and I will appreciate your great advice.

Regards,

@mattab commented on February 21st 2017 Owner

@ChrisR1993 Would you mind posting a screenshot showing the problem?

When you hover on the filename, is there a tooltip showing the full filename maybe?

@ChrisR1993 commented on February 21st 2017

@mattab
thanks for your reply.

This is the page which can show "hierarcical" view .
page11

This is the download page just grouping all directory together.
download page

is that can be the "hierarcical" view like the picture 1?
+jp
+diet
+publication
this download page uploaded is all right but some time the link is so long that I cannot read it.
and I know what you mean that hover on the filename, but we are talking the link not the filename.

thanks and regards,

@mattab commented on February 21st 2017 Owner

It is by design that the full path is displayed in downloads. We wanted to keep things simpler for downloads and outlinks and only group by domains. In your screenshots, all the filenames are visible. therefore it's not an issue

@ChrisR1993 commented on February 21st 2017

@mattab
thank you mattab, so it cannot be changed?

@mattab commented on February 21st 2017 Owner
@ChrisR1993 commented on February 21st 2017

@mattab
Thank you mattab, appreciate your time.

@ChrisR1993 commented on February 21st 2017

@mattab
mattab, sorry to bother you again.
I just only want to let the download page displayed by "hierarcical". If the Action-Pages which show the condition of the HTML can display data by "hierarcical" view, so can I change the PHP code to let the PDF and JPG links into the "Action-Pages" page when the system divide the data? could this behavior solve the problom?
question

@tfrdidi commented on February 21st 2017

Hi,
I am working with a 24'' monitor in full screen mode (Full HD). Despite that not all download paths are displayed completely (no i have not influence on the paths). For most of them hovering shows the full name in the tooltip wich is not the best solution, but at least it works. But for some of them the tooltip does not contain the full name, too. This is a bug:

piwik download long filename

I can understand if you say you want to keep it simple, but we want to use piwik for evaluations, which works quite good for pages, but not for downloads. Hovering over each long path is not the most efficient solution in my opinion.

@ChrisR1993 commented on February 23rd 2017

@tfrdidi
Hi tfrdidi,
I changed the Download data imported to "Action-Pages" page instead of download page, and I worked.
the data is displayed by "hierarcical".

@tfrdidi commented on March 6th 2017

@ChrisR1993 Thanks for your time! Is this now part of the 3.0.2-Release? Would you mind updating the status of the ticket?

@mattab commented on October 6th 2017 Owner

This was also be improved in the latest beta released today! it would be great if you could test again and let us know if it's improved?

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