Editing the Sensor txlogd.conf File


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The Sensor configuration file, txlogd.conf, contains parameters that Sensor uses to establish a connection with the data workbench server.

These parameters include the server’s address, port number, and communication protocol (HTTP or HTTPS). The configuration file also contains log-content filtering options and controlled experiment information. Controlled experiments enable site designers to perform experiments to test content or design changes on a subset of all site visitors.

When changing other txlogd.conf parameters, such as the IP address of the data workbench server or the name of the Sensor, you may be able to simply replace txlogd.conf with the updated version and Sensor will pick up the changes automatically. On some systems, you may not be able to edit or replace the file without stopping either the web server or the transmitter process.

To open and edit txlogd.conf

  1. Browse to the Sensor installation directory and open the txlogd.conf file in a text editor.

  2. Edit the file as necessary.

  3. Save and close the file.

    • The location of the controlled experiment configuration file (defined by the ExpFile parameter in the txlogd.conf file) should be in a directory on the web server that is accessible to your web content developers or controlled by your content management system.
    • The value in the ExpCookieURL parameter is a virtual page that is used to test websites. A user visiting that page will be given a new tracking ID.

For more information about working with txlogd.conf, please contact Adobe Consulting Services.

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