Technical documentation updates for Adobe Analytics

Content updates for the Adobe Analytics documentation set since January, 2019.

Details on major documentation updates

Date Description
October 2021
October 21, 2021 New documentation on Quick Segments in Analysis Workspace
October 21, 2021 New documentation on the Media Playback Time Spent panel in Analysis Workspace.
October 7, 2021 New documentation on visualizations for mobile scorecards
August 2021
August 18, 2021 Revised top-level structure and consolidated to a single Landing page
August 18, 2021 New topic on A4T and virtual report suites
August 18, 2021 New topic on Attribution best practices
August 5, 2021 New topic on Count repeat instances
August 5, 2021 Updated classifications documentation on templates, browser import, and browser export to indicate options unavailable for report suites that are enabled for the New Classification Architecture.
August 2, 2021 Updated multiple pages to reflect the re-branding of Adobe Experience Platform Launch
July 2021
July 23, 2021 New in-depth discussion of Merchandising eVars
July 15, 2021 Added new documentation on the new Adobe Analytics landing page
June 2021
June 15, 2021 Updated Marketing Channels best practices
June 3, 2021 Updated the documentation to better explain Data Feed Implementation and here.
May 25, 2021 Updated the documentation on eVar case sensitivity in reporting.
May 13, 2021 Updates to Data Warehouse API requests. They now support “Hours”.
March 2021
March, April 2021 Updates to Adobe Analytics dashboards Executive guide and Curator guide
March 25, 2021 New documentation on the Components > User preferences page. It enables you to manage Analysis Workspace settings and its related components for your user. User preferences applies to all new projects and panels.
Note: the following settings have moved to the User preferences page:
  • Report Settings: Thousands separator (now called Number format)
  • Report Settings: CSV separator
  • Workspace projects: Help > Enable tips
  • Workspace projects: Blank panel Start new projects with this panel option
March 25, 2021 Histogram Smart Bucket Prediction helps with high-cardinality-metrics histograms by automatically identifying the right width and number of buckets for your data spread. For low-cardinality metrics, the visualization behaves the same as it did previously.
March 25, 2021 Data Repair API updates (filtering for URLs, query strings, at signs, and more)
March 25, 2021 New Usage Log API documentation
February 2021
February 4, 2021 Component Selection: The drop-down/drop zone component found in Quick Insights was added to all drop zones in Workspace. This enhancement lets you pick from a drop-down list of compatible components or continue to use the space as a drop zone.
January 2021
January 14, 2021 Added language selection option to Analytics dashboards documentation.
January 14, 2021 Added documentation on how you can add images to Workspace projects by referencing a public image URL.
January 14, 2021 Combined source & settings manager for Workspace visualizations: The Data Source manager (dot) and settings manager (gear) for visualizations have been combined into a single popover, so you can easily manage your source and settings from the same location.
December 2020
December 7, 2020 Amended all relevant pages to include or substitute the “adobedc.net” endpoint.
December 8, 2020 Updates to the Create new project page in Workspace.
November 2020
November 24, 2020 Updates to Panel Overview page in Workspace.
November 24, 2020 New implementation review documents:
November 24, 2020 Updated Analysis Workspace Visualizations overview page.
November 12, 2020 New page on Inherited Adobe Analytics Implementation.
November 2, 2020 Updated document on FTP for classifications.
October 2020
October 23, 2020 Workspace Line visualization: Moving average trendline option: This setting was added to Line visualization trendline settings. Also known as a rolling average, a moving average uses a specific number of data points (determined by a Periods selection), averages them, and uses the average as a point in the line.
October 23, 2020 The Workspace Performance Help page shows the different factors that impact project performance and links to tips for optimization.
October 23, 2020 Added enhancements to Adobe Analytics dashboads documentation. In the mobile scorecard in Workspace, the styling of the scorecard now matches the app.
September 2020
September 17, 2020 Download 50K items for a single dimension: You can now download 50,000 items for a single dimension in a freeform table, with segments and filters applied. This allows you to access more than the 400 rows of data outside of Analysis Workspace.
September 17, 2020 Enhancements to Line visualization:
  • You can show or hide the X-axis and Y-axis of any Line visualization. This can be especially helpful when your Line visualizations are more compact.
  • You can overlay a minimum and maximum value label on any Line visualization to quickly highlight the peaks and valleys in a metric.
  • You can overlay different regression trend lines on any Line visualization to more easily see the trend in the data. Options include Linear, Logarithmic, Exponential, Power and Quadratic.
September 17, 2020 New date ranges in Workspace: We added 5 new date ranges so you can choose from date ranges that do not include partial day data from today: Last 7 full days, Last 14 full days, Last 30 full days, Last 60 full days, Last 90 full days
September 17, 2020 New documentation on Media Concurrent Viewer panel in Workspace
August 2020
August 31, 2020 Added enhancements to field-based stitching documentation in Cross-Device Analytics.
July 2020
July 21, 2020 Major updates and revisions to Cross-Device Analytics. Added Field-based stitching.
July 16, 2020 New date range presets in Workspace. Added 4 new date ranges: (This week/month/quarter/year (excluding today)). This lets you choose from date ranges that do not include partial-day data from today.
June 2020
June 25, 2020 New documentation for Quick Insights panel in Workspace. It provides guidance for non-analysts and new users of Analysis Workspace to learn how to answer business questions quickly and easily.
June 25, 2020 New documentation for Analytics for Target panel in Workspace. It lets you analyze your Adobe Target activities and experiences, with lift and confidence.
June 18, 2020 New documentation on Attribution IQ: Algorithmic Attribution
June 18, 2020 New documentation on Attribution IQ: Custom Lookback windows
June 18, 2020 New documentation for Project roles for shared Workspace projects. When sharing a Workspace project, you can now place recipients in one of three project roles, depending on the project experience you want them to have: Edit, Duplicate and View.
June 18, 2020 New documentation on “View only” Workspace projects. Projects can be shared to users as “Can view” only. When a View recipient opens the shared project, they receive a more restrictive project experience, with no left rail and limited interactions.
June 18, 2020 New documentation on Project roles for shared Workspace projects. When sharing a Workspace project, you can now place recipients in one of three project roles, depending on the project experience you want them to have: Edit, Duplicate and View.
June 18, 2020 New documentation on Co-editing Workspace projects. Recipients added to the “Can edit” role can save over a project that has been shared to them. This extends to both admins and non-admins.
May 2020
May 31, 2020 New documentation on Bulk Data Insertion API
May 21, 2020 New documentation for Adobe Analytics dashboards
May 21, 2020 New documentation on accessibility improvements to Analysis Workspace, including improved keyboard navigation, color contrast, and screen reader support.
April 2020
April 28, 2020 Added documentation for the Content Velocity metric.
April 16, 2020 Documentation on how to automatically build Freeform Tables from a blank state. Previously, you could not drop components directly into a blank project or blank panel; you had to add a freeform table first. You can now drop components directly into a blank project or panel, and a freeform table will automatically be built for you in a recommended format. Additionally, improvements were made to how mixed component types (e.g. dimensions & metrics) are handled when dropped into a blank Freeform Table together.
March 2020
March 12, 2020 Added updates to Publish segments to the Experience Cloud.
March 12, 2020 Updates to CDA stitching latency.
March 12, 2020 Support for multiple report suites in Workspace. You can now bring in data from multiple report suites into a single project to view side by side. Learn more…
March 12, 2020 Training Tutorial template in Workspace. This new standard template walks you through common terminology and steps for building your first analysis in Workspace. It is available as a standard template in the New Project modal and replaces the sample project that exists today for new users that do not have other projects in their list. Learn more…
February 2020
February 27, 2020 Added documentation for Adobe Analytics Labs.
February 25, 2020 Added useLinkTrackSessionStorage variable.
February 20, 2020 New Workspace template for organizations using Cross-Device Analytics. This template shows how effective CDA is at stitching visits together and educates you on CDA-exclusive dimensions and metrics. A report suite using CDA is required. See Set up Cross-Device Analytics for more information.
February 20, 2020 New hotkeys in Workspace:
  • Collapse/Expand All panels: alt + m
  • Collapse/Expand Active panel: alt + ctrl + m
  • Search left rail: ctrl + /
  • Move to next panel: alt + Right Key
  • Move to previous panel: alt + Left Key
Learn more…
February 20, 2020 Workspace enhancements:
  • When a panel or visualization is dropped into Workspace, the left rail will now auto-switch to components for a more seamless workflow.
  • Template components can now be actioned upon (e.g. tagged, favorited, approved).
  • Filtered metric and segment lists offer the + button to add a new component if you don’t find what you need.
February 20, 2020 Workspace debugger was added to the Help menu, giving you a more seamless way to enable it for debugging Workspace requests. Learn more…
February 18, 2020 Added writeSecureCookies variable.
February 12, 2020 Updates to and reorganization of the Marketing Channels documentation.
February 12, 2020 Added new hotkeys to this Workspace page
February 7, 2020 Updates to Setting up Cross-Device Analytics and FAQ
February 4, 2020 Complete rewrite of the Implementation user guide.
January 22, 2020 Updated Freeform Table page to include information on the new Freeform Table Builder.
January 2020
January 24, 2020 Updates to the Row Settings page in Workspace.
January 16, 2020 New documentation on Freeform Table Builder. With Table Builder enabled, you can drag and drop in many dimensions, breakdowns, metrics and segments to build tables that answer more complex business questions. Data will not update immediately. Instead, updates occur after you click Build, saving you time once you know what table you want to construct. Additionally, this feature offers:
  • Preview: You can preview the format of a table before spending time to render real data.
  • Flexible Row and breakdown settings: You can set your row and breakdown levels for every dimension row. Previously, Workspace imposed defaults that could not be changed until after the data was returned.
  • Breakdown by position: You can set dimension rows to always breakdown by position instead of by specific item (the default).
  • Manual static row ordering: You can manually order static rows so that the table rows are displayed exactly as you need them. Previously, static rows could be sorted only by a metric column or alphabetically.
January 13, 2020 Added Adobe Analytics and browser cookies.
January 13, 2020 Modified the Which Adobe Analytics Tool should I use page.
2019
December 19, 2020 Changed the default FTP data storage limit to 10 GB.
November 29, 2019 Overhaul to the Data feed documentation
November 25, 2019 New topic on End-of-life for Enforce IP login restrictions.
November 21, 2019 New documentation set for Customer Journey Analytics
November 21, 2019 Updated Audience Analytics Workflow FAQ to indicate availability in LiveStream.
October 25, 2019 Updated Adobe Analytics Key Concepts page.
October 10, 2019 Update to Freeform table totals: they now include two totals, a Table total and a Grand total. The Table total row accounts for report filters applied. Previously, only segmentation impacted totals. Learn more
In addition, Show Totals and Show Grand Total options have been added to Column Settings.
With this change to Freeform totals, dependent visualizations will be updated (e.g. linked Summary Number visualizations), as well as exported CSV and PDF data.
October 10,2019 In Workspace, the ability to easily remove ‘Unspecified (None)’ was added as an option to report filters.
October 10,2019 In Workspace, purple granularity components (Minute, Hour, Day, Week, Month, Quarter, Year) were deprecated. No action needs to taken if you previously used one of the purple time components.
With this change, the purple Time section has also been renamed to Date Ranges.
October 1, 2019 New article on Workspace totals.
September 28, 2019 New articles on configuration variables for Javascript implementation
September 19, 2019 Revised segmentation documentation to explain Logic Group containers.
September 12, 2019 New documentation for Journey IQ: Cross-Device Analytics
September 12, 2019 Update Calculated metrics totals document.
August 28, 2019 New article on Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) for Analytics
August 8, 2019 New article on Calculated Metrics Totals
August 8, 2019 Clarification on timestamp-enabled session data
August 2, 2019 Major update to Analytics glossary
July 22, 2019 Added Magento: Marketing and Commerce template to the Analysis Workspace templates documentation.
July 18, 2019 Updated Cohort Table settings.
July 18, 2019 In the left rail in Workspace, users now have the option to Show items from last 18 months. Previously, the lookback period was a maximum of 6 months. This makes it easier to compare to pages or campaigns from last year, up to 18 months ago.
July 18, 2019 Documentation on a new Workspace template called “Magento: Marketing & Commerce” to Analysis Workspace. It is designed specifically for Magento e-commerce customers, but any retailer can use it to get unique insights into their commerce activities.
June 13, 2019 Added new out-of-the-box filters to the left rail search in Workspace. Beyond what you see today (Dimensions, Metrics, Approved, etc.), new filters such as Calculated Metrics, Customer Attributes, eVars, Props, Video, etc. were added to make it easier to find the components you need.
June 4, 2019 New guide authored, titled Transitioning from a third-party analytics platform to Adobe Analytics.
May 30, 2019 Overhaul to the Data Feed Column Reference.
May 09, 2019 A new setting was added to the Flow visualization settings: Include Repeat Instances. See Flow Settings
April 11, 2019 Enhancements to Workspace optimization best practices: Optimizing Performance
April 11, 2019 Updates to Optimize Workspace Performance.
March 14, 2019 Major Update to Regional Data Collection.
February 7, 2019 Minor update to the “Replace the last octet of IP addresses with 0” and the “IP Obfuscation” settings in General Account Settings.
February 1, 2019 Major update to the getPercentPageViewed implementation plug-in.
January 17, 2019 Cohort Analysis - Major improvements to Cohort Analysis let you:
  • Apply a segment inclusion and return metrics separately.
  • Show churn instead of retention.
  • Show latency tables (time elapsed before and after an inclusion event).
  • Customize cohort dimension (to group visitors based on an eVar, not just time).
  • Do a rolling cohort calculation: calculate retention/churn based on prior time period, not original cohort.
  • Add in multiple metrics in inclusion & return fields, as well as apply segments. (Calculated metrics are not supported)
January 17, 2019 View Density. This new setting lets you see more data on a single screen by reducing the vertical padding of the left rail, freeform tables and cohort tables. Accessible via Project > Project Info & Settings.
January 17, 2019 Support for multi-valued variables in Attribution IQ. Some dimensions in Analytics can contain multiple values on a single hit, such as listVars, the product variable, list props, or merchandising eVars. Analysis Workspace lets you apply Attribution IQ to any of these types of variables at the hit level.

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