I want to add a numeric classification to an eVar, but Numeric is greyed out in the drop down where you select classification type. Only text and Numeric 2 beta are enabled.
But according to this article, numeric 2 classifications are not supported in Analysis workspace, and it's there that I would want to use this classification. Therefore numeric 2 wouldn't work for me: Numeric 2 Classifications
Do I have to do something to enable the simple numeric classification? Has that feature been deprecated?
Hi all - Numeric, numeric 2, and date-enabled classifications will be removed from the UI in our April MR. They will continue to work in reports where you already have them setup, but we would discourage the continued use of them. They have not proven to be very reliable and are not supported in Analysis Workspace.
There are 3 recommended approaches for uploading numeric data to Analytics, depending on the use case:
1) Transaction ID data sources, if you want to upload event data that associates to a visitor profile. This type of data source treats the uploaded events just like they were collected online, and events can be broken down by any dimension.
2) Conversion ('Summary') data sources, if you want to upload an event more generally. This type of data source can only be broken down by day & the eVars uploaded against.
3) Customer Attributes, if you want to upload an event related to a customer.
The numeric classifications have been deprecated long ago. For some reason it is still visible when creating a sub-classification. However, I would advise against using it as it will not be supported by the product teams.