Standard component reference

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.

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.
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

Optional Standard components are available under Data views > Edit data view > Components tab > Standard Components tab.

Component Name Dimension or Metric Notes
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.
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.
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.

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