You can create different types of segments in Workspace, depending on how complex they need to be, whether they should apply to this project only, etc. Here is a summary of segment types:
|Segment type||Created where?||Applicable where?||When to use|
|Component-list segment||Click +, which takes you to the Segment Builder||All your Workspace projects||For more complex segments, sequential segments|
|Quick segment||Quick segment builder||Project-only, but can save and add to your segment list.||Flexibility to add/edit one or more rules|
|Ad hoc segments:|
|- Ad hoc Workspace project segment||Drag and drop into segment drop zone in a project||Project-only, but can save and add to your segment list.||For single-rule segments|
|- Calculated metrics-based segment||Calculated metric builder||To individual calculated metric||Apply segment/s within your metric definition|
|- VRS-based segment||Virtual report suite builder||To individual virtual report suite||Apply segment/s within your VRS definition|
Using segments in Analysis Workspace:
Finding and creating segments:
Rolling date ranges in segments:
You can create different types of segments in Analysis Workspace:
The segment rail under the Components menu shows
To create a segment of this type, you have 2 options. Both of them take you to the Segment Builder in Adobe Analytics, where you can find further instructions.
Several other methods exist for applying segments to a freeform project.
|Create segment from selection||Create an inline segment. This segment applies only to the open project and is not saved as an Analytics segment. 1. Select rows. 2. Right-click the selection. 3. Click Create segment from selection.|
|Components > New Segment||Displays the Segment Builder. See Segment Builder for more information about segmentation.|
|Share > Share Project or Share > Curate Project Data||In Curate and Share, learn how segments that you apply to the project are available in shared analysis for the recipient.|
|Use Segments as Dimensions||Video: Using Segments as Dimensions in Analysis Workspace|
Segment IQ (also known as Segment Comparison) comprises the following features:
For an in-depth discussion of segmentation in Adobe Analytics, go here.