Segment by timestamp and/or VisitorID

折原_大

26-02-2015

There are some OOTO variables which are not shown in the segment manager, such as timestamp, visitor ID, etc...

I would like to create a new segment using those parameters, too. For example, I would like to create a new filter that includes all hits that are occurred during every 7pm - 9pm.

Cloud you allow all users to use such internal variables (dimensions?)

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benjamingaines2

26-02-2015

Good request! We'll monitor this for votes and comments. 

 

As a note, there is an "Hour" dimension in segmentation, but it currently refers to a specific hour on a specific day (e.g. 2015 Feb 27 8:00). I think you're saying that you want to be able to segment by (for example) all 8:00 hours across all days in the data set. If so, that makes perfect sense to me. 

mubarakd5726232

11-03-2015

We achieve this by using the get TimeParting plugin which captures in 30 min buckets, which is then re-classified into hourly buckets (and any other definition such as your definition of morning, afternoon etc)

 

You can then use to create the segment .. ideally this should be out-of-the-box without needing to use third party plugin (and then having to maintain) Smiley Wink

benjamingaines2

17-03-2015

@Mubs: Good workaround! You can also copy the visitor ID into a variable, although I will be the first to admit that it's less than ideal to burn an eVar on something like that (and it also assumes that you have fewer than 1 million visitor IDs per month).