Documentation changes

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

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 21.9.1 (September 14, 2021)

Date Topic Changes
September 22 Customize a design using Velocity Changed $Double to $double in code samples to prevent possible ambiguity.
Design FAQ Updated the following FAQ:
  • Can I use a profile script in a Recommendations design?
Click tracking Added the following considerations:
  • Click-tracking metrics are not linked to any specific experience in an activity.
  • Use audiences if it is necessary to restrict the scope of the click-tracking metrics.
  • Multiple activities can define a click-track metric for the same selector. If so, when a visitor qualifies for one of those activities and clicks that selector, the click-track metric increases for all associated activities that the visitor qualified for.
Implement Target using Adobe Experience Platform Added note in the “Advantages of implementing at.js using the Target extension” section.
Real-time profile syncing for mbox3rdPartyId Updated the “Considerations” section with new information.
targetGlobalSettings() Updated the “secureOnly” section.
at.js Frequently Asked Questions Updated the following FAQ: “Why doesn’t at.js always use HttpOnly and Secure cookie flags?”
September 14 Release Notes: 21.9.1 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 21.8.1 (August 10, 2021)

Date Topic Changes
September 14 Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about the Target Standard/Premium 21.9.1 (September 14, 2021) release.
September 7 Mobile Updated the “Considerations” section with information about targeting devices running Safari 14.0.2 (or later).
Classifications - A4T FAQ Updated information about targettype and algorithmId, which are internal identifiers used by Auto-Allocate and Auto-Target activities.
August 24 Implement Target using Adobe Experience Platform Adobe Experience Platform Launch has been rebranded as a suite of data collection technologies in Adobe Experience Platform. Several terminology changes have rolled out across the product documentation as a result.
August 23 Target announcements and events Added information about the following event:
  • Adobe Target Community Q&A Coffee Break
    • Wednesday, September 8, 2021
    • 8 a.m. (PDT, UTC -7)
August 19 View reports - A4T FAQ Updated the following FAQ:
  • Does A4T support virtual report suites?
August 16 Target release notes (current)
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at.js version details
Added release notes for at.js 2.6.1.
On-device decisioning Added “Best practices” section.
August 11 Target release notes (current) Added release notes for the Target node.js SDK version 2.2.0.
August 10 Release Notes: 21.8.1 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 21.6.1 (June 30, 2021)

Date Topic Changes
August 9 Apple Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) 2.x Updated topic.
August 6 Before you implement Analytics for Target (A4T) with at.js Updated following note:
  • at.js 1.8.0+ and at.js 2.x+ no longer work with Visitor API versions older than 2.5.0 for passing Adobe Audience Manager (AAM) parameters.
August 5 Target release notes (current) Added note indicating that the Target Standard/Premium 18.8.1 release is delayed.
Auto-Allocate overview Added the following FAQ:
  • Can I change the reporting source midway through an Auto-Allocate activity?
August 4 targetGlobalSettings() Added information about the optinEnabled setting.
August 3 Target release notes (current) Added information about the Target Delivery API release.
Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about the upcoming Target Standard/Premium 21.8.1 release (August 4, 2021).
August 2 Known issues and resolved issues Added the following known issue:
  • Traffic distribution of Auto-Allocate activities using A4T
Target release notes (prerelease) Added information about the upcoming Target Delivery API release.
July 30 Limits Updated the following sections:
  • entity.id
  • productPurchasedId parameter
July 29 Target announcements and events Added the information about the Adobe Target Community Q&A Coffee Break: Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
Customize a global mbox Updated Important note to indicate that you must edit and re-save affected activities created in the VEC after customizing a global mbox.
Known issues and resolved issues Added the following known issue:
  • The Enhanced Experience Composer (EEC) does not support PUT requests.
July 27 Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK Added new section:
  • Recommended documentation
Limits Added new section:
  • Content delivery
July 26 Using Adobe Target with the Platform Web SDK in the Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK overview guide Added new section:
  • Platform Web SDK system diagram
July 23 Troubleshooting Issues Related to the Visual Experience Composer and Enhanced Experience Composer Updated the following section to provide more detail:
  • How do the Google Chrome SameSite cookie enforcement policies impact the VEC and EEC?
Limits Added new section “Modifications per experience” under “Experiences.”
July 21 Troubleshooting Issues Related to the Visual Experience Composer and Enhanced Experience Composer Updated the following section:
  • How do the Google Chrome SameSite cookie enforcement policies impact the VEC and EEC?
July 19 Classifications - A4T FAQ Added information about event code -1 or 65535.
July 16 Target release notes (current)
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at.js version details
Added information about the at.js 2.6.0 release.
Troubleshooting issues related to the Enhanced Experience Composer Updated the list of IP address to allowlist.
July 12 Target announcements and events Added information about the following events:
  • Webinar: Quantifying the significant ROI, insights, and time-savings of integrating Adobe Analytics + Adobe Target.
  • Adobe Target Community Q&A Coffee Break to be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 8 a.m. (PDT, GMT-7).
Recommendations FAQ Added the following FAQ: “How can I recommend only new articles or videos?”
Limits Updated text in the “Target API calls” section.
adobe.target.getOffers() - at.js 2.x Updated description for the consumerId key.
Customize a global mbox Updated Step 1 to indicate that the change is automatically saved after you select a new mbox.
Experience Cloud Device Co-op Removed topic. This functionality has been deprecated.
June 30 Release Notes: 21.6.1 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 21.5.1 (June 8, 2021)

Date Topic Changes
July 12 Target announcements and events Added information about the following events:
  • Webinar: Quantifying the significant ROI, insights, and time-savings of integrating Adobe Analytics + Adobe Target.
  • Adobe Target Community Q&A Coffee Break to be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 8 a.m. (PDT, GMT-7).
Recommendations FAQ Added the following FAQ: “How can I recommend only new articles or videos?”
Limits Updated text in the “Target API calls” section.
adobe.target.getOffers() - at.js 2.x Updated description for the consumerId key.
Customize a global mbox Updated Step 1 to indicate that the change is automatically saved after you select a new mbox.
Experience Cloud Device Co-op Removed topic. This functionality has been deprecated.
June 29 Activity QA Added the following sections:
  • Target JavaScript library QA Mode compatibility
  • Preview URLs
June 24 Target release notes (prerelease) Updated the prerelease notes for the Target Standard/Premium 21.6.1 release (June 30, 2021).
June 16 Target release notes (current) Added information about the Adobe Target Python SDK version 1.0.0 release.
Personalization Insights reports Added the following FAQ:
  • How long does data for Automated Personalization (AP) and Auto-Target models persist?
June 8 Before you implement Analytics for Target (A4T) with at.js Added note indicating that at.js 1.8.0 or newer no longer works with Visitor API versions older than 2.5.0 for passing Adobe Audience Manager (AAM) parameters.
Environments Added note indicating that if you specify Active and Inactive Activities, hosts from this environment also display inactive activities.
Known issues and resolved issues Added the following known issue:
  • Adobe Experience Platform segment names do not display in the Important Attributes report.
June 7 Release Notes: 21.5.1 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 21.4.1 (April 19, 2021)

Date Topic Changes
June 3 Target announcements and events Added information about the Adobe Target Community Q&A Coffee Break to be held Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 8 a.m. (PDT, GMT-7).
June 1 CNAME and Target Added following FAQ:
  • How do I use an opt-out link with CNAME
Privacy Updated the “Opt-out link” section to explain how to use the opt-out link with CNAME.
Adobe Analytics as the reporting source for Adobe Target (A4T) Added information about the Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK.
Analytics for Target implementation Added new section:
  • Implementation steps for an Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK implementation
Redirect offers - A4T FAQ Added information about using redirect offers with A4T and the Platform Web SDK.
Response Tokens Added information about using response tokens with the Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK.
Note: This functionality will be released in a future release of the Platform Web SDK (date to be determined).
Target release notes (current) Added information about the Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK 2.5.0 (June 1, 2021) release.
May 27 Limits Added section for Target API calls. The limit is 50 calls per minute.
May 20 On-device decisioning Added link to the following blog post on the Adobe Tech Blog:
  • Adobe Tech Blog - Part 2: Run Adobe Target NodeJS SDK for experimentation and personalization on edge platforms (AWS Lambda@Edge)
Known issues and resolved issues Added the following known issue: “Archiving Auto Target activities might cause sync issues.”
May 17 Target release notes (current) Added information about the at.js 2.5.0 release.
Activity QA Updated topic to indicate that preview links are available for Automated Personalization (AP) activities with at.js 2.5.0 (and later).
Supported browsers Indicated that the at.js 2.5.0 release removes support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, and all older versions. Microsoft Edge continues to be supported in at.js 2.5.0 and later.
Troubleshooting issues related to the Enhanced Experience Composer Updated the list of IP addresses to allowlist.
May 12 Target release notes (prerelease) Added prerelease notes for the following:
  • Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK (May 17, 2021
  • Target Standard Premium 21.5.2
May 10 Recommendations FAQ Added the following FAQ: “Can I use an algorithm created in Adobe Recommendations Classic in Recommendations Premium?”
Implement Target using Dynamic Tag Manager (DTM) Indicated that Adobe Dynamic Tag Manager is no longer supported. Instead, Adobe recommends implementing with Adobe Experience Platform Launch.
May 6 Recommendations FAQ Added the following FAQs:
  • How long does it take for a change to the configuration of my Recommendations activity, offer, promotions, or criteria settings to be reflected on my site?
  • How long does it take for a user’s behavior (for example, clicking product A and buying product B) to be reflected in the recommendations that user receives?
  • How long does it take for a user’s behavior (for example, clicking product A and buying product B) to be reflected in the recommendations other users receive?
On-device decisioning Added link to the following blog post on the Adobe Tech Blog:
  • Part 1: Run Adobe Target NodeJS SDK for Experimentation and Personalization on Edge Platforms (Akamai Edge Workers)
May 5 Target announcements and events Added information about the Adobe Target Community Q&A Coffee Break to be held Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 8 a.m. (PDT, GMT-7).
April 27 Cookie settings Updated topic to indicate that the cookie duration (deviceIdLifetime setting) is overrideable in at.js version 2.3.1 or later.
Adobe Target guide Added information about Adobe Summit.
April 26 Troubleshooting On-device decisioning for at.js New topic.
April 19 On-device decisioning Added the following new articles:
targetGlobalSettings() Added information about decisioningMethod.
adobe.target.getOffers() - at.js 2.x Added the following:
  • Information about the decisioningMethod key.
  • An example for “getCallOffers() to make an on-device decisioning.”
at.js custom events Added the following information:
  • On-device decisioning artifact succeeded
  • On-device decisioning artifact failed
Activities Added information about on-device decisioning.
at.js version details Added information about at.js 2.5.0.
Implement Target without a tag manager Added information about on-device decisioning.
Activity QA Support for preview links for Automated Personalization activities was added with at.js 2.5.0.
Use dynamic and static inclusion rules Added information about the following new operators:
  • Is Contained In List
  • Is Not Contained In List
  • List Contains An Item In
  • List Does Not Contain An Item In
  • List Contains All Items In
  • List Does Not Contain All Items In
Adobe Target cookies
(Experience Cloud Services and Administration guide)
Added additional information about “session ID.”
Release Notes: 21.4.1 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 21.2.1 (March 9, 2021)

Date Topic Changes
April 9 Target release notes (prerelease) Added prerelease information for the at.js version 2.5.0 release (April 19, 2021)
April 9 Target release notes (prerelease) Added prerelease information for the Target Standard/Premium 21.4.1 release (April 19, 2021)
Integrate Recommendations with email Added note describing capacity guidelines for options 1 & 2.
March 29 Recommendations FAQ Added new FAQ:
  • Do recommendations based on recently viewed items persist across multiple devices for a single visitor?
March 23 Release Notes Added release notes for at.js version 2.4.1.
at.js version details Added release notes for at.js version 2.4.1.
Recommendations FAQ Updated the following FAQ:
  • How long does it take for updates to items in my catalog to be reflected on my site?
March 22 IP addresses used by Recommendations feed-processing servers Updated list of IP addresses.
Limits Updated the “Number of entities” section under “Entities.”
Geo Added information about at.js 2.x under “How can I test my activities as if I’m a user coming from a different location?”
Release Notes: 21.2.1 Added following section:
  • IP address changes for Recommendations feed-processing servers (March 16, 2021)
March 19 View reports - A4T FAQ Added following FAQ:
  • Why do I continue to see more impressions after my activity has been deactivated?
March 12 A4T support for Auto-Allocate and Auto-Target activities Added the following new tutorial:
  • How to set up A4T reports in Analysis Workspace for Auto-Target activities
March 9 Limits
  • Updated the allowable offer size limits.
  • Corrected the character limit for the categoryId parameter.
Allowlist Target edge nodes Updated Target edge IP addresses.
Entity attributes Added text to indicate that entity.value must be in decimal format (for example 15.99 instead of 15,99).
Release Notes: 21.2.1 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 21.1.1 (January 19, 2021)

Date Topic Changes
February 22 View reports - A4T FAQ Updated the following FAQ:
  • Where can segments be applied in Analysis Workspace?
February 16 Target release notes (prerelease) Updated text for offer limit size in the prerelease notes.
February 11 How Target works Updated “Bots” section.
February 10 Target announcements and events Added information about the Adobe Target Community Q&A Coffee Break on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
February 8 Target mobile preview Added the code snippet you should add to the AndroidManifest.xml file for version 4 of the Adobe Mobile SDK.
Known issues and resolved issues Clarified the following known issue:
  • Collections, exclusions, criteria, and designs created via API are not visible in the Target user interface and can be edited only via API. Likewise, if you create any of these items in the Target UI and later edit them via API, those changes will not be reflected in the Target UI. Items edited via API should continue to be edited via API to avoid loss of any modifications.
February 1 Automated Personalization Summary reports Added new section: “Frequently Asked Questions.”
January 27 Create redirect offers Updated topic.
Create remote offers Updated topic.
January 26 Conversion rate Clarified how Target uses the “sum of squares” in Student’s t-tests.
January 22 Conversion rate Added following section: “Why does Target recommend using Student’s t-tests?”
January 21 Troubleshoot the Analytics and Target integration (A4T) Added new section: “A4T Activity reports include a row with a large number of “unspecified” events.”
View reports - A4T FAQ Updated following section: “Why do I see “unspecified” in the Analytics reports? What does it mean?”
January 20 Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK New topic.
January 19 Target release notes (current) Added information about the Target 21.1.1 release (January 19, 2021).
Limits Updated text for the productPurchasedID parameter.
Known issues and resolved issues Added a known issue when copying a Recommendation activity with an active promotion. Any change in the duplicate activity also affects the original activity, and vice versa. A temporary workaround is included.
Release Notes: 21.1.1 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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