Unknown Transaction ID in "Generic - Transaction ID" Data Source allowed?

ercany

29-05-2018

Hi, I have a data source from type "Generic - Transaction ID". Normally, it adds offline data to online transactions. But in some occasions we have transaction IDs in our data source file, which are not known to Adobe Analytics. Does that cause a problem? Does the row still get processed?

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ercany

30-05-2018

Thanks for your answer but I don't think you understand the question. Of course I enabled Transaction ID processing. The question is, if it causes any problem if the uploaded offline data source file contains a Transaction ID, which cannot be mapped to any Transaction ID that was set online.

I think I have the answer though: I uploaded rows with dummy Transaction IDs or no Transaction ID at all, and the data was still available in the reports interface.

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ercany

30-05-2018

We DO use transaction ID for binding. But in some exceptional cases, the transaction IDs from the offline source doesn't have a corresponding transaction ID from the online order process. In those cases, the Events wouldn't be bound to the original online visitor but would still be included in the aggregated metrics.

hyderziaee

Employee

30-05-2018

Yes, that is correct. It will not affect. I did not say that as Saneesh had already covered it.

My question/argument to you was regarding, is it necessary to use Transaction ID if it is not being used for binding? Why not use an evar so that the transaction ID value is available in the reports as well?

-Hyder

hyderziaee

Employee

30-05-2018

So here are the things to note:

  • Are you referring to the TransactionID column? If so, do you have transaction ID variable enabled for the report suite?
  • The Transaction ID is used to bind the same transaction happening over two or more different hits. If each transaction id is only ever present in one hit, it is not being useful?
  • The transaction id is also not available through the reports interface, and has to be accessed through Data Warehouse. If you only need a variable to capture offline transactions (and not bind them to online conversions) then use a different variable which would be available in the report

-Hyder