Create a datastream

Learn how to create a datastream in Experience Platform.

A datastream is a server-side configuration on Platform Edge Network. The datastream ensures that incoming data to the Platform Edge Network is routed to Adobe Experience Cloud applications and services appropriately. For more information, see the documentation or this video.

Prerequisites

To create a datastream, your organization must be provisioned for this feature in the Data Collection interface (formerly Launch). To request access, complete this form.

Learning objectives

In this lesson, you will:

  • Know when to use a datastream.
  • Create a datastream.
  • Configure a datastream.

Create a datastream

Datastreams can be created in the Data Collection interface using the Datastream configuration tool. To create a datastream:

  1. Make sure you are in the correct Platform sandbox.

  2. Select New Datastream.

    datastreams home

  3. Provide a name, for example Luma App.

  4. Select the schema you created in the previous lesson.

  5. Select Save.

    new datastreams

Add services

Next you can connect your Experience Cloud services to your datastream. When Platform Mobile SDK sends data to Edge Network, the datastream will send the data to these services:

  1. Add Adobe Analytics and provide a report suite.

  2. Enable Adobe Audience Manager (optional).

  3. Enable Adobe Experience Platform and provide a dataset (optional).

    • If you don’t already have a dataset created, please follow the instructions here.
  4. The final configuration should look something like this.
    datastream settings

NOTE

Enabling each of the services that your organization uses ensures data collected in the mobile app can be used everywhere. Find more information about datastream settings please review the documentation here.

When implementing Platform Mobile SDK on your own website, you should create three datastreams to map to your three tag environments (development, stage, and production). If you are using Platform Mobile SDK with Platform-based applications such as Adobe Real-time Customer Data Platform or Adobe Journey Optimizer, you should be sure to create those datastreams in the appropriate Platform sandboxes.

Next: Configure tags

NOTE

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