Documentation changes

This page lists important changes made to the Adobe Target product documentation.

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 20.10.1 (October 28, 2020)

Date Topic Changes
December 1 Target announcements and events Embedded the webinar recording for “Personalize and test at zero latency with on-device decisions from Adobe Target.”
November 24 Known issues and resolved issues Added the following known issue:Added the following resolved issue:
Metric definitions - A4T FAQ Added the following FAQ: “While configuring my goal metics, why can’t I access the Advanced Settings options?”
Success metrics Adjusted text in the note about activities that use A4T.
November 17 Activity settings - A4T FAQ Added following FAQ: “Can a visitor switch between targeted and controlled experiences in different visits in an Auto-Target activity that uses A4T?”
Auto-Target troubleshooting and FAQs Added following FAQ: “Do you recommend that we use Auto Target with a 90(Control)/10(Targeted) split until the models are built?”
View reports - A4T FAQ Added following FAQ: “How are visits counted in Analytics and conversion credit allocated in an Auto-Target activity that uses A4T?”
November 13 at.js version details Added information about at.js 2.3.3.
November 10 Target announcements and events Added information about the Adobe Target Community Q&A Coffee Break scheduled for November 11.
November 3 Troubleshoot the Analytics and Target integration (A4T) Updated the following the following troubleshooting topic: “The report suite I need does not display.”
October 28 Server Side: implement Target Added note that first-time visitors can be initialized only client-side, not server-side.
October 27 Server Side: implement Target Added link to the new Adobe Target SDKs portal.
Create an activity that uses Analytics as the reporting source Added information stating that if you are using analyticsLogging = client_side, you must pass the sessionId value to Analytics when using Analytics as the reporting source (A4T) with Auto-Target activities.
Analytics for Target implementation Added information stating that for Auto-Allocate and Auto-Target activities using analyticsLogging = client_side, you will also need to forward the sessionId.
Release Notes: 20.10.1 This release includes enhancements and fixes. You can read about them and link to the documentation from the Release Notes. This release also includes many documentation updates throughout the help.

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 20.9.1 (September 30, 2020)

Date Topic Changes
October 26 Target security overview Updated the Adobe Target Security Overview whitepaper.
October 22 CNAME and Adobe Target Added information about a fix for CNAME support in at.js versions 1.8.2 and 2.3.1
targetGlobalSettings Added information about a fix for CNAME support in at.js versions 1.8.2 and 2.3.1
October 15 Target release notes (prerelease) Updated the prerelease notes for the Target Standard/Premium 20.10.1 release (October 27, 2020).
October 14 Auto-Allocate Added a note about traffic allocation for an Auto-Allocate activity with only two experiences.
October 13 Target announcements and events Added information about the following live webinar scheduled for November 10, 2020:
  • Personalize and test at zero latency with on-device decisions from Adobe Target
Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about the following live webinar scheduled for November 10, 2020:
  • Personalize and test at zero latency with on-device decisions from Adobe Target
October 12 Troubleshoot content delivery Updated Retrieve the authorization token to use with debugging tools to indicate the permission level you must have to generate an authentication token.
Profile API settings Updated topic to indicate the permission level you must have to generate an authentication token.
Auto-Target Added real-world success story using Auto-Target.
Include the same experience on similar pages Added section to explain how to render the same activity across the entire domain.
Known issues and resolved issues Added the following known issue:
  • Analytics for Target (A4T) metrics for Auto-Allocate and Auto-Target activities
October 8 Known issues and resolved issues Added the following resolved issue:Moved the following issue from the Known Issues section to the Resolved Issues section:
Hybrid implementation New topic.
October 7 Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about the Target Standard/Premium 20.10.1 release.
October 1 Estimate the traffic required for success Added FAQ section.
September 30 Target announcements and events Added information about the following live webinar:
  • Adaptive, Fine-tuned Personalization at Scale with Adobe Target and Analytics
Release Notes: 20.9.1 This release includes enhancements and fixes. You can read about them and link to the documentation from the Release Notes. This release also includes many documentation updates throughout the help.

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 20.8.1 (September 2, 2020)

Date Topic Changes
September 29 Troubleshoot the Analytics and Target integration (A4T) Added information about how to inspect the supplemental ID in at.js 1.x and at.js 2.x.
September 24 Activity QA bookmarklet Updated the code for the activity QA bookmarklet for at.js 2.x.
Catalog search Added a note about searching on a custom attribute with a numeric value.
Recommendations FAQ Added the following FAQ: “Why does Catalog Search not show the correct results when I search on a custom attribute with a numeric value?”
How Target works Updated the Target Cluster and Target Central Cluster locations listed in “The edge network.”
September 23 Use an Analytics tracking server Updated entire topic with information from the Adobe Experience Platform Debugger and the browser Developer Tools.
Profile and variable glossary Updated the “user.header(‘x-forwarded-for’)” row to indicate that “user.header(‘x-cluster-client-ip’)” has been deprecated.
Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about the Target Standard/Premium 20.9.1 (September 30, 2020) release.
September 15 Target release notes (current) Added information about the Target Standard/Premium 20.8.3 release, which includes Analytics for Target (A4T) support for Auto-Target activities. Support for Auto-Allocate activities was added in a previous release.
Analytics for Target (A4T) support for Auto-Allocate and Auto-Target activities. Added information about A4T support in Auto-Target activities.
Activity QA bookmarklet Updated text to indicate that the method to manually force yourself out of QA mode by loading a page on your site with the at_preview_token parameter with an empty value applies to at.js 1.x only.
Catalog search Updated entire topic.
September 10 Target release notes (current) Added information about the Target Standard/Premium 20.9.2 release that includes the following new feature: Control recommendations slots within criteria sequences.
Create criteria sequences Added information about “Limit the number of items returned” feature.
September 9 Activity QA bookmarklet Added JavaScript code for use with at.js 2.x.
September 3 Visual Experience Composer helper extension Updated the “Obtain and install the VEC Helper browser extension” section with information about the cookie name and domain.
Troubleshooting Issues Related to the Visual Experience Composer and Enhanced Experience Composer Updated the “How do the recently announced Google Chrome SameSite cookie enforcement policies impact the VEC and EEC?” section with information about the cookie name and domain.
September 2 Release Notes: 20.8.1 This release includes enhancements and fixes. You can read about them and link to the documentation from the Release Notes. This release also includes many documentation updates throughout the help.

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 20.7.1 (July 27, 2020)

Date Topic Changes
August 31 Use Adobe Analytics with Recommendations Added FAQ section.
August 28 Known issues and resolved issues Updated the following:
  • Added to the Known issues section: “Reporting - Conversions currently increment differently based on which audience is used.”
  • Added to the Resolved issues section: “Pages not loading in the Visual Experience Composer (VEC) or Enhanced Experience Composer (EEC) when using Google Chrome version 80+.”
Target release notes (current) The deprecation date for mbox.js has been changed from August 30, 2020 to January 18, 2021.
August 26 Use Adobe Analytics with Target Recommendations New topic.
August 24 Success metrics Updated “Advanced settings” section.
August 21 Adobe Target welcome kit overview New article and subtopics.
August 20 Troubleshooting Issues Related to the Visual Experience Composer and Enhanced Experience Composer Added the following section: “How do the recently announced Google Chrome SameSite cookie enforcement policies impact the VEC and EEC?”
Click tracking Updated the following text: “If you select more than one element, if an entrant clicks on any one of the chosen elements, the click is counted. To count each item separately, set up individual success metrics for each element. To count one item by clicking on several elements on a page, edit the CSS Element Selector to match multiple elements.”
Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about the Target Standard/Premium 20.9.1 (September 2, 2020) release.
August 14 Known issues and resolved issues Added known issue about QA in Recommendations activities.
targetGlobalSettings() Added text indicating that if you are using serverState and using <script> tags in the content returned, ensure that your HTML content uses <\/script> instead of </script>.
August 12 Understand the Target UI New topic.
Adobe Target API overview New topic.
August 10 CNAME and Adobe Target Added text indicating that the size of the cookie header will increase when using CNAME.
Integrate Target with Adobe Audience Manager New topic.
Target announcements and events Added link to view the following archived webinar: “How HSBC leverages Adobe Target and AI to rapidly optimize and deliver personalization at scale.”
August 6 Auto-Target Updated text for the following FAQ: “How long should I wait for models to build?”
Classifications - A4T FAQ Updated the text for targettype.
August 5 Delete the Target cookie Updated entire topic.
August 4 Target announcements and events Added registration information about the “Personalization Strategies Using Artificial Intelligence and Adobe Target” webinar scheduled for August 13.
Enabling mixed content in your browser Updated topic.
August 3 Success metrics Added note clarifying what the Increment Count options mean in regard to visitors vs. visits.
July 31 Known issues and resolved issues Added new known issue: “Image Offers showing “Processing” label.”
adobe.target.getOffers(options) - at.js 2.x Added code sample to use getoffers() to perform a pageLoad.
Target announcements and events Added registration information about the upcoming Adobe Target Community Coffee Break on August 5.
July 28 Personalization Insights reports,
Automated Segments report,
and Important Attributes report
Updated text in the note at the top of the topics.
Auto-Allocate Added the following FAQs:
  • Can I use the Reset Report Data option while running an Auto-Allocate activity?
  • How does Auto-Allocate build models with regard to environments?
Auto-Target Added the following FAQ:
  • Can I use the Reset Report Data option while running an Auto-Target activity?
Updated text in the “Considerations” section.
Automated Personalization FAQs Added the following FAQs:
  • Can I use the Reset Report Data option while running an Automated Personalization activity?
  • How does Automated Personalization build models with regard to environments?
Supported browsers Added information about Internet Explorer and unknown elements.
Customer attributes Updated following paragraph:
Adobe does not guarantee that 100% of customer attribute (visitor profile) data from CRM databases will be onboarded to the Experience Cloud and, thus, be available for use for targeting in Target. In our current design, there is a possibility that a small percentage of data (up to 0.1% of large production batches) might not be onboarded.
July 27 Administer Target Updated text in all linked topics on this page to reflect the new UI changes for the Administration pages.
Target announcements and events Made the following changes:
  • Added registration information for the following webinar: “How HSBC leverages Adobe Target and AI to rapidly optimize and deliver personalization at scale.”
  • Added information about Adobe again being named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Personalization Engines.
Form-Based Experience Composer Clarified information under Step 4: Select a location.
July 24
at.js version details
Added information about at.js 2.3.2.
Release Notes: 20.7.1 This release includes enhancements and fixes. You can read about them and link to the documentation from the Release Notes. This release also includes many documentation updates throughout the help.

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 20.5.1 (June 17, 2020)

Date Topic Changes
July 17 Target announcements and events Added information about the July 22 Adobe Target Coffee Break.
July 15 Auto-Allocate can give you faster test results and higher revenue than a manual test New topic.
July 14 Auto-Allocate,
Auto-Target,
and
Automated Personalization FAQ
Added FAQs recommending that you should not change the goal metric midway through an activity.
July 7 Target announcements and events Added information about the July 8 Adobe Target Coffee Break.
June 25 Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about the Target Standard/Premium 20.6.1 release (July 2020).
Target documentation overview New topic detailing the different sources of Target documentation.
June 23 Target announcements and events Added information about the June 24 Adobe Target Coffee Break.
Profile attributes Added note that creating dependent profile scripts that use the result of one profile script in another profile script is not recommended.
How at.js works Added the following video: Office hours: at.js tips and overview
June 17 CNAME and Adobe Target Updated topic.
Response tokens Added information about response tokens for Traffic Allocation Method for Auto-Target and Automated Personalization activities.
Activity creation Added information about Analytics for Target (A4T) support for Auto-Allocate activities.
Users Added information about the new Publisher role under Specify roles and permissions.
Configure enterprise permissions Added information about the new Publisher role under Step 6: Specify roles and permissions.
Enterprise user permissions Added link to the Office hours: Target Premium Workspaces session.
Release Notes: 20.5.1 This release includes enhancements and fixes. You can read about them and link to the documentation from the Release Notes. This release also includes many documentation updates throughout the help.

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 20.4.1 (May 6, 2020)

Date Topic Changes
June 15 Target release notes (current) Added information about the at.js 1.8.2 and at.js 2.3.1 releases.
at.js version details Added information about the at.js 1.8.2 and at.js 2.3.1 releases.
Target release notes (prerelease) Updated the notes for the Target Standard/Premium 20.5.1 release (June 17, 2020) to include information about A4T support in Analysis Workspace.
June 12 targetGlobalSettings() Added information about the deviceIdLifetime setting.
Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about the at.js 1.8.2 and at.js 2.3.1 releases.
June 8 Target for mobile apps FAQ Updated text for the following FAQ: “Is Target Mobile a functionality of Adobe Target Premium Product SKU only?”
View reports - A4T FAQ Updated entire topic.
June 5 Target announcements and events Added information about the June 10 Adobe Target Coffee Break.
Lift and confidence - A4T FAQ Updated text for the following FAQ: “Why can’t I see lift and confidence on calculated metrics?”
June 4 A4T reporting Updated the “Reports in Analytics” section.
June 1 Target announcements Added new page to announce upcoming Target events.
Mobile Viewports for Responsive Experiences Updated viewport dimensions and resolutions for Apple iPhone 11, Apple iPhone SE, and Google Pixel 2 XL models.
May 28 Reporting FAQ Added the following new FAQ:
  • How are the New Visitors and Returning Visitors metrics counted?
May 27 Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about Analytics for Target (A4T) support for Auto-Allocate activities.
May 26 Profile attributes Added following information: “The parameter remains in the profile after disabling the script. Users whose profiles already contain a parameter that is used in an activity’s audience will qualify in that activity.”
May 21 Allowlist Target edge nodes Added mboxedge30.tt.omtrdc.net to the list.
May 20 Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about the upcoming Target Standard/Premium 20.6.1 (June 10, 2020) release.
Hosts Added note to the “Security best practices” section.
May 14 Target release notes (current) Added information about Profile Batch Status API v2 changes.
May 13 CNAME and Adobe Target Added “Known limitations” section.
May 11 Hosts Added information about using the ubox functionality with redirects and allowlists.
Work with redirectors Added information about using hosts to avoid Open Redirect Vulnerabilities.
Integrate Recommendations with email Added information about using hosts to avoid Open Redirect Vulnerabilities.
Email: implement Target Added information about using hosts to avoid Open Redirect Vulnerabilities.
Activity QA Updated the “Considerations” section.
targetGlobalSettings() Updated “overrideMboxEdgeServer” row under “Settings.”
May 6 Apple Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) 2.x Added information about ITP 2.3.
Release Notes: 20.4.1 This release includes enhancements and fixes. You can read about them and link to the documentation from the Release Notes. This release also includes many documentation updates throughout the help.

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 20.2.1 (February 19, 2020)

Date Topic Changes
May 4 Reporting FAQ Added new FAQ: “Why is the traffic split between my experiences uneven in my A/B or MVT activity?”
April 29 Known issues and resolved issues Added known issue for reporting with extreme orders.
April 28 Profile and variable glossary Removed information about using user.header('x-forwarded-for') with newer AWS edges to retrieve users’ IP addresses. This command now works with newer AWS edges.
Target release notes (prerelease) Changed date of the Target Standard/Premium release (20.4.1) to May 6.
April 23 CNAME and Adobe Target Updated topic.
April 22 Target release notes (prerelease) Added new section: Profile Batch Status API v2 changes (May 4, 2020).
April 14 Allowlist Target edge hosts New topic.
April 10 Single Page Application implementation Added new section: “Implementation best practices.”
April 7 Lift and confidence - A4T FAQ Updated text for “Why can’t I see lift and confidence on calculated metrics?”
April 2 Profile and variable glossary Added information about using user.header('x-forwarded-for') with newer AWS edges to retrieve users’ IP addresses.
Upgrading from at.js 1.x to at.js 2.x Added following note:
  • After installing the ECID library v4.3.0+ and at.js 2.x, you will be able to create activities that span unique domains as well as track users. It is important to note that this functionality works only after the session expires.
March 30 Known issues and resolved issues Added a known issues that affects at.js versions prior to at.js 2.2.0. This issue caused click tracking to not report conversions in Analytics for Target (A4T) when Adobe Analytics code was not present on page elements.
at.js version details Added the following information to at.js version 2.2.0 details:
  • Fixed an issue that caused click tracking to not report conversions in Analytics for Target (A4T) when Adobe Analytics code was not present on page elements.
March 25 at.js version details Added information about the following new versions of at.js:
  • at.js version 2.3.0
  • at.js version 1.8.1
targetGlobalSettings() Added the following new rows in the “Settings” section:
  • cspScriptNonce
  • cspStyleNonce
Added the following new section:
  • Content Security Policy
March 24 Apple Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) 2.x Added information about impacts for the following:
  • Profile scripts based on 3rdPartyID
  • QA/Preview URLs in iOS devices
March 20 Release notes (current) Indicated that the Target Standard/Premium 20.2.1 release will be March 23, 2020.
March 13 Limits Udated the number of “Audiences, reusable per account.”
March 12 Release Notes (current) Added registration information for free access to the online, digital Summit conference.
March 9 Privacy Added more information in the “Replacement of last octet of IP addresses” section.
Work with multi-value attributes Updated code sample in Pass a multi-value parameter in JavaScript.
Custom entity attributes Added code sample in Using APIs under Implementing multi-value attributes.
March 4 Profile attributes Updated entire topic, with extensive revisions to the “Best practices” section.
February 21 Release notes (current) Added information about the new Adobe Experience Cloud navigation.
February 20 targetGlobalSettings() Updated the description for the enabled setting. Added information for the following settings: pageLoadEnabled and viewsEnabled.
Geo Added note that mboxOverride.browserIp is supported in at.js 1.x only.
at.js version details Clarified text explaining which versions of at.js the Target team supports.
Release Notes: 20.2.1 This release includes enhancements and fixes. You can read about them and link to the documentation from the Release Notes. This release also includes many documentation updates throughout the help.

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 20.1.1 (February 4, 2020)

Date Topic Changes
February 4 Release Notes: 20.1.1 This release includes enhancements and fixes. You can read about them and link to the documentation from the Release Notes. This release also includes many documentation updates throughout the help.

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