Most dimensions and metrics in CJA are based on schema elements from your Adobe Experience Platform dataset. However, several components are available to add to a data view regardless of the connection that you use.
Standard components are components that are not generated from dataset schema fields but are instead system generated. Some system components are required to facilitate reporting capabilities in Analysis Workspace, while other system components are optional.
These required standard components are added to each data view by default. They are essential to the reporting capabilities that Customer Journey Analytics offers.
|Component Name||Dimension or Metric||Notes|
|People||Metric||Based on the person ID specified in a Connection.|
|Sessions||Metric||Based on the data view’s session settings.|
|Events||Metric||The number of rows from all event datasets in a Connection.|
|Minute||Dimension||The minute that a given event happened (rounded down). The first dimension item is the first minute in the date range, and the last dimension item is the last minute in the date range.|
|Hour||Dimension||The hour that a given event happened (rounded down). The first dimension item is the first hour in the date range, and the last dimension item is the last hour in the date range.|
|Day||Dimension||The day that a given event happened. The first dimension item is the first day in the date range, and the last dimension item is the last day in the date range.|
|Week||Dimension||The week that a given event happened. The first dimension item is the first week in the date range, and the last dimension item is the last week in the date range.|
|Month||Dimension||The month that a given event happened. The first dimension item is the first month in the date range, and the last dimension item is the last month in the date range.|
|Quarter||Dimension||The quarter that a given event happened. The first dimension item is the first quarter in the date range, and the last dimension item is the last quarter in the date range.|
|Year||Dimension||The year that a given event happened. The first dimension item is the first year in the date range, and the last dimension item is the most recent year in the date range.|
Optional Standard components are available under Data views > Edit data view > Components tab > Standard Components tab.
|Component Name||Dimension or Metric||Notes and values|
|AM/PM||Time-parting dimension||AM or PM|
|Batch ID||Dimension||Represents the Experience Platform batch that an Event was part of.|
|Dataset ID||Dimension||Represents the Experience Platform dataset that an Event was part of.|
|Day of Month||Time-parting dimension||1-31|
|Day of Week||Time-parting dimension||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday|
|Day of Year||Time-parting dimension||1-366|
|Hour of Day||Time-parting dimension||0-23|
|Month of Year||Time-parting dimension||January - December|
|New session||Metric||A person’s defined first session within the reporting window. Learn more|
|Person ID||Dimension||Each dataset schema defined in the Experience Platform can have its own set of one or more identities defined and associated with an Identity Namespace. Any of these can be used as the Person ID. Examples include Cookie ID, Stitched ID, User ID, Tracking Code, etc. The Person ID dimension is the foundation of combining datasets and identifying unique visitors in CJA.
Possible use cases include:
|Person ID namespace||Dimension||Which type of ID the Person ID consists of. Examples:
|Quarter of Year||Time-parting dimension||Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4|
|Repeat session||Metric||The number of sessions that were not a person’s first-ever session. Learn more|
|Session Starts||Metric||The number of events that were the first event of a session. When used in a filter definition (e.g. ‘Session Starts exists’), it filters down to just the first event of every session.|
|Session Ends||Metric||The number of events that were the last event of a session. Similar to Session Starts, it can also be used in a filter definition to filter things down to the last event of every session.|
|Session Type||Dimension||This dimension has two values: 1) First-Time and 2) Returning. The First-time line item includes all of the behavior (i.e. metrics against this dimension) from a session that has been determined to be a person’s defined first session. Everything else is included in the Returning line item (assuming everything belongs to a session). Where metrics are not part of any session, they would fall into the ‘Not applicable’ bucket for this dimension. Learn more|
|Time Spent (seconds)||Metric||Sums the time between two different values for a dimension.|
|Time Spent per Event||Dimension||Buckets the Time Spent metric into Event buckets.|
|Time Spent per Session||Dimension||Buckets the Time Spent metric into Session buckets.|
|Time Spent per Person||Dimension||Buckets the Time Spent metric into Person buckets.|
|Weekend/Weekday||Time-parting dimension||Weekend or Weekday|