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Classifying/Processing Rules for out of the box variables

tcrewes1
Level 2
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Hi,

Does anyone know if it's possible to classify/use processing rules (or other methods) with the out of the box variables in Adobe Analytics

i.e. Classifying Visit Number to New / Repeat (removing the need the New/Repeat plugin and keeping this data as a dimension rather than a segment) or Mobile Device Type to create more useful groupings?

I can't see a way to do this in the classification builders, and it appears these Variables cannot be selected for processing rules either.

classifications Processing Rules
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Andrey_Osadchuk
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Classifications can't be applied to such dimensions, unfortunately. Please support the idea here

 

Best wishes,
Andrey Osadchuk | Inspect Launch Implementation, Automate Classifications & Data Sources, Essential Bookmarks

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jeff_bloomer
Level 8
Level 8

Hi @tcrewes1,

As far as I know, the answer is no, because the variables are not available to select from the Classification drop-down on the Conversion Classifications screen.  My thought is it's because they already have solved for the values they believe should be in those "out-of-the-box" variables and don't want to create any "confusion."  You may, however, have a lot more capabilities available to you through Launch, which is beyond my expertise, but well worth investigating.
@evolytics_brian, are you aware of the possibility to access any of the out-of-the-box variables like this through Adobe Launch?

evolytics_brian
Community Advisor
Community Advisor
@jeff_bloomer - Unfortunately, that's not possible. I'm assuming it's because of other processing that goes on behind the scenes to create those variables in the first place. OP mentioned using segments, which would be one option (you can use segments as dimensions in workspace), otherwise the scenarios mentioned would need client-side plugins to capture the data in props/eVars.
tcrewes1
Level 2
Level 2
Thanks @jeff_bloomer & @evolytics_brian. I've thought about using the segmentation route (there are segments for new vs repeat out of the box too), but was hoping to be able to keep it as a dimension as it makes breakdowns (and Report Builder Reports, etc) much quicker to create. For now I guess we need to stick to the plugins. Appreciate the help.
Andrey_Osadchuk
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Community Advisor
Community Advisor

Classifications can't be applied to such dimensions, unfortunately. Please support the idea here

 

Best wishes,
Andrey Osadchuk | Inspect Launch Implementation, Automate Classifications & Data Sources, Essential Bookmarks

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jeff_bloomer
Level 8
Level 8
Thanks. I was thinking along the lines of passing a value into another Variable based on an out-of-the-box by utilizing Launch as a workaround solution, but the idea to just have classifications on all make things a LOT easier!