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Merge existing segments to keep segment menu clean


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When using many different report suites with nearly same settings, it happens quite often that different admin users create various segments, but which basically have the same definitions. This leads to an uncontrolled growth, which needs sooner or later a clean through. Unfortunately Adobe Analytics doesn't have possibility to merge/combine different segments with similar definitions. Just deleting existing segments is not an option, since they are in use in various reports.

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You can delete segments/calculated metrics and reports won't break. We soft-delete things on our side, meaning we still apply them in reports where they are used, even if you've deleted them. We did this so as not to break anything.

We have a recommended process for deleting components:

We are also reviewing this idea to help with component governance moving forward: Understand where segments and calculated metrics are used – to clean up without breaking anything