One feature of the Segment Builder is the ability to use existing segments when building out a new segment. I'll refer to this as a "reference segment".Once the reference segment is dragged into the Segment Builder it becomes "disconnected", and is more like a snapshot of what the reference segment looked like at the time. If an update is made to the reference segment this will not be reflected in any other segments that use it.
It would be nice to have an option to "anchor" the reference segment so that any updates made to it are also reflected in other segments. This would preclude the Adobe Analytics user from having to find and update every segment that used the reference segment, and would ensure that changes to the reference segment are immediately reflected across all reports. This feature can be limited to only public segments.
There are several risks associated with this idea.
Why is this feature important to you -
My organization often uses several core segments for KPIs, and then creates more nuanced segments based off of these core segments. The number of segments that use the core segments are substantial, meaning that a small change made to a core segment requires updating a large multiple of other segments with the same small change.
How would you like the feature to work -
Current Behaviour -
Dragging an existing segment ("reference segment") into the Segment Builder creates a copy of the existing segment. The reference segment component of the new segment will not update if the reference segment is updated.