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Adobe Analytics - Create a new dimension

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We wanted to create a new dimension in Adobe Analytics. Below is the use case,

We have two dimensions - Referrer and Referring domain. Referrer gives the complete URL (document.referrer) where as Referring domain gives the parent domain. For example if the referrer is, Referring domain gives instead of

We wanted to have a dimension which gives the complete domain name. For example, if the referrer URL is , we needed a dimension (available in an prop variable) that gives

Could you please suggest whats the right place to do this and make it available in adobe analytics report suites?

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Hi -

To get this information, you would assign location.hostname to your prop. For example, your code would look like this --> s.prop1=location.hostname;

Here is a helpful article that tells you how to get the various pieces from the URL: JavaScript Window Location

And here is a visual of using location.hostname to get the domain name from a page on Adobe's webiste:


Have a great day -


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Thanks Sarah.

question was more into how we can create a custom dimension from the captured data. Your reply was more into how we can derive the host name from application and send it to analytics servers.


unfortunately, you cannot directly use the default reports for that.

One way to go about this would be through Report Builder. You can generate the reports in Excel and then consolidate using excel formulae.