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21-06-2021

Hello all,

 

My question is similar to Classification Importer Resulting in Incorrect Classification . However, the suggested fixes did not work for me.

I have implemented a sub classification. When uploading the classification file all Sub Site Sections seem to be overwritten with one of the Sub Section values.

In order to help you understand better, I'll show you what I did exactly:

 

1. Admin > Report suites > Edit Settings > Traffic Classifications > Select Classification Type: Channel

Added a sub classification layer

 

Channel >

  • Site Section >
    • Sub Site Section >

2. I edited my classification file, e.g.:

 

KeySite SectionSite Section^Sub Site Section
shoeProductFootwear
gloveProductGloves
pantsProductClothing
bootsProductFootwear

 

3. When exporting the classification file the next day, the file looks e.g.:

 

KeySite Section

Site Section^Sub Site Section

shoeProductFootwear
gloveProductFootwear
pantsProductFootwear
bootsProductFootwear

 

Does anyone have an idea, why this is not working?

Also: Is this still relevant Limitations to subclassifications ?

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22-06-2021

This is a common "gotcha" in AA. I fall for it too, and I've been using AA for a long time.

The reason is that "Sub Site Section" is a classification of "Site Section"not "Channel". So since "Site Section" has the same value in all rows, "Sub Site Section" has the same value in all rows too.

The solution is simple: Update your classifications like so:

Channel >

  • Site Section
  • Sub Site Section

Notice that "Site Section" and "Sub Site Section" are at the same level. So they're both classifications of "Channel".

Now you can classify correctly, like so (take note of the last column's header):

KeySite SectionSub Site Section
shoeProductFootwear
gloveProductGloves
pantsProductClothing
bootsProductFootwear