Standard component reference

Last update: 2024-02-21
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Most dimensions and metrics in Customer Journey Analytics 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.

Standard components

Required standard components

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.
Seconds Dimension The second that a given event happened (rounded down). The first dimension item is the first second in the date range, and the last dimension item is the last second in the date range.
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.
Session Starts Metric The number of events that were the first event of a session. When used in a filter definition (for example, ‘Session Starts exists’), it filters down to just the first event of every session.

This component must be included in your data view for the following calculated metric to be available in Workspace:

  • Session Start Rate
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.

This component must be included in your data view for the following calculated metric to be available in Workspace:

  • Session End Rate
Time Spent (seconds) Metric Sums the time between two different values for a dimension.

This component must be included in your data view for the following calculated metrics to be available in Workspace:

  • Time Spent Per Person
  • Time Spent Per Session

Optional standard components

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
First-time Sessions Metric A person’s defined first session within the reporting window. Learn more
Return Sessions Metric The number of sessions that were not a person’s first-time session. 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 identities can be used as the Person ID. Examples include Cookie ID, Stitched ID, User ID, Tracking Code, and so on. The Person ID dimension is the foundation of combining datasets and identifying unique persons in Customer Journey Analytics.

Possible use cases include:

  • Creating a filter on a specific person ID value to filter everything down to that user’s behavior.
  • Debugging: making sure that the data for a specific cookie ID (or a specific customer ID) is there.
  • Identifying the users who called in to a call center.
Person ID namespace Dimension Which type of ID the Person ID consists of. Examples are: email address, cookie ID, Analytics ID
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 Type Dimension This dimension has two values: 1) First-Time and 2) Returning. The First-time line item includes all behavior (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 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

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