Data Sources Manager

Create, manage, and view the use of data sources in a report suite.

Analytics > Admin > Data Sources.

Create Tab

The Create tab lets you configure a new data source for the currently selected report suite. When you activate a data source, the Data Sources Wizard guides you through the process of creating a Data Sources template, and creates an FTP location for uploading data.

The selection you make on the Create tab determines the initial fields in the template that is created. See Generating an Import File Template.

Manage Tab

Option

Description

Restart Processing

Restarts data source processing that previously stopped due to errors or warnings. Processing continues until the next error is encountered. Data Sources halts processing of a Data Sources file only when you select Stop Processing on Errors.

Complete Processing

Instructs Data Sources to close any open visits in the file and finish processing of the Data Sources file as if it is complete. This is useful when you have visits that span multiple Data Sources files. This applies only to Full Processing.

Deactivate

Deactivating a Data Source will delete it. If any files on the server have begun to process, that processing will continue until complete. Files that have not yet begun processing will not be processed.

Stop processing on errors/warnings

Instructs the Data Sources Processing Engine to stop processing when it encounters an error. The data source does not resume processing until you select Restart Processing. The Stop processing on warnings option applies only to Full Processing.

When Data Sources encounters a file error, it notifies you of the error. The system moves the Data Sources file with the error into a folder called files_with_errors on the FTP server. After you have resolved the problem, resubmit the Data Sources file for processing.

Configure

Lets you modify the data source template, or other settings specific to this data source.

FTP Info

Displays the FTP information for this data source. Use this information to access the data source template, and send Data Source data.

File Name

The name of the file uploaded

Status

The current status of the file. Possible status values include the following:

  • In Queue (step 1 of 3): The file exists, but has not begun processing. If the file doesn't appear within 30 minutes, check that the associated .fin file is present
  • Preparing (step 2 of 3): The file is being checked for errors or warnings
  • Processing (step 3 of 3): The file is being processed
  • Failed: The file was not processed due to errors
  • Success: The file was completely processed

File Log Tab

The file log includes a search feature that lets you search for information by Data Source Name, Data Source Type, file name, date received, or status.

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