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User Agent as an out of the box value in SiteCatalyst, Discover, Insight


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The User-agent string should be an out-of-the-box variable for both Traffic and Conversion (Commerce) use in SiteCatalyst \ DW, Discover or Insight (and be correlate-able or subrelate-able out-of-the-box as well).


Separate from enabling faster deep tracking across platforms, the user-agent string is valuable for those of us who perioidically have to diagnose issues related to site monitoring tools to keep our data accurate. Having the user-agent out-of-the-box (vs. as a custom tag or a VISTA rule) would help us stay more agile when analyzing traffic from new platforms, and also enable us to combat false traffic spikes.


Thanks, CJ





Could there be unique value issues with this? Seems like user-agent string can have a TON of variations. But even if those values were optimized like the Traffic Sources reports (top 20,000 user agent strings per day are retained in SiteCatalyst/Discover), it would be helpful to us.


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This would help me assess Bots before I enable that in the SiteCat interface, since I could see the Bot user-agents in this report.


I shouldn't have to open a ClientCare ticket to get a data feed to see Bots before I decide to enable Bots filtering in SiteCat on a report suite.

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