Frequently asked questions around data sources.
Data sources do not incur any charges, nor do they count towards server call usage. Full processing data sources counted towards server calls before their retirement.
If a transactionID matches between a data source and an online hit, the associated eVar values assume the same attribution and expiration as if they were set on the online hit.
All other data uploaded through data sources do not have any kind of attribution or expiration.
No. Data uploaded into reports using data sources is permanent. It cannot be removed, not even by Adobe, once it has been imported. Adobe strongly recommends uploading data sources data into a test report suite before uploading it into a production report suite.
Processing pauses if the size exceeds 50 MB and does not resume until the total is below 50 MB. Make sure that the total size of all files on the FTP site is less than 50 MB.
The value is decreased accordingly. Some organizations use negative data source values to attempt to correct data. Negative data source values can impact reports in potentially undesired or unexpected ways. Adobe recommends using negative data sources only as a last resort.
Yes. Files with an extension of
.FIN are not processed. Make sure that file extensions are all lowercase.
You can include as many columns to a data source file as you’d like, if they are all valid columns. See File format for a list of valid variable/column names.
You can use the Data sources API, which allows you to send API calls directly to Adobe. These API calls include an
UploadData method, which allows you to send data by a JSON object payload.