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How is it possible?The 'next page' is a record of the next page view recorded, which is not limited to the pages directly linked to from the page. For example, a user might use their browser 'back' button to return to another page on your site which would trigger another page view and therefore be recorded as the 'next page'Best tool?I really like the 'site analysis' tool in Ad Hoc Analysis. This is a fantastic tool for looking at paths between 2 points on the site and is the one capability that...

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In an organisation that is trying to centrally manage and curate workspaces and components, being able to understand and manage who components are shared with is key.Unfortunately, the tool does not current help us do this....With the segment and calculated metric manager there is a column called 'Shared with'. However, it is impossible to filter on this column (in fact you can't even sort by it!)Please can you considered allow us to filter by the 'shared with' column in a similar way to which y...

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We are making extensive use of virtual report suites to manage the way we share & present data throughout our organisation.However, the lack of support for Data Sources potentially wreaks havoc on our carefully planned virtual report suites strategy.The problem is that every time a user requires access to the data uploaded via data sources (e.g. e-mail sent, opened, bounced etc.) we have to open up access to the underlying report suite completely bypassing our carefully curated virtual report su...

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With our organisation my team is managing/curating a large number of Workspaces that are shared throughout our business.Over time we are finding we need to make changes/updates to our Workspace projects. We are finding that it is difficult to keep track of:what changes have been madewhen changes were madewhy changes have been madewho made changesIt would be fantastic if Workspace supported some kind of version history for projects which included things such as:an incremental version number, and ...

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Within our organisation we want to create a clear separation between 1) those developing code 2) those testing/approving code (I'm sure this is a common requirement).As I understand, Adobe Launch attempts to provide this is by having a "developer" role and an "approver" role.Unfortunately, as in many organisations, we (the Digital Analytics Team) are not a large team. Therefore, it is impractical to have people solely dedicated to developing and solely dedicated to testing/approving. This makes ...

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Currently there are the following 2 options within the segment builder:Only Before SequenceOnly After Sequence (which actually seems include the sequence itself as well)Although these are a welcome improvement they don't allow enough flexibility to really be able to drive the maximum value out of the solution (which means we don't use it as much as we should).I would like to see the 2 options replaced with the following 5 option:Before the sequence (excluding the sequence itself)Before the seque...

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In Adobe Analytics access can be restricted by IP address range.We really need this ability to be extended to the Experience Cloud Login.Our IT security department require this kind of control for cloud applications that can make changes to secure areas of our website e.g. DTM/Adobe Launch

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Thanks Ben, appreciate you coming back to me 🙂The reason we think this doesn't exist is because we set up a few test alerts with relatively short expiry dates see what happens and we didn't receive any notification when they expired.

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Almost everything (e.g. props, evars, segments, metrics etc.) within Adobe Analytics can now have a description added to it... except AlertsIt would be incredibly useful to be able to document the purpose of the Alert within the alert itself.Please can you consider adding a description field to alerts?

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Currently, when an alert expires this seems to happen silently.This creates a situation where someone relying on an alert may believe it is still in place but actually it has stopped working.In order to ensure continuity of important alerts, the creator and/or recipients of an alert should be notified when an alert is nearing its expiration date.Please can this be considered?

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Currently an individual user can choose to set up 2 factor authentication for their experience cloud login (one time code sent via SMS/text message or email).However, as an Admin there is no way to centrally manage/enforce the use of 2 factor authentication for our company.As an admin I want to be able to:- audit who has 2 factor authentication turned on- for certain groups, enforce the use of 2 factor authenticationThis is particularly important for those users who have access to products such ...

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Totally agree with this. I'd also like to see the same level of audit capability for components such as segments and calculated metrics as again we are created lots but have no idea whether they are being used! http://ideas.omniture.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-for-Adobe/Analysis-Workspace-Improve-Audit-Capa bility/idi-p/16046 Basically we need analytics on the analytics 🙂

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I think traceability of the use of shared components is really important. What I would find really useful is a method to identify all the workspace projects a share segment is being used in. (so that i can verify that any changes to the shared segment won't accidently break any of those workspace projects)

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Hi Brian, thanks for the response and some interesting questions! "Would it be reasonable for all the assets that reference that dimension to start displaying the new data rather than the old?" I would be absolutely OK with all the assets that reference that dimension displaying the new data rather than the old - in fact this is the behaviour I would have expected. (I believe this is how an eVar attribution change works today) "What if the new data doesn't make any sense in the context of the as...

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The capability to capture a delimited list of values and have the tool parse them out is a incredibility useful feature. The problem in Adobe Analytics is that: 1) List props are virtually useless due to the character limit.2) there are far to few list vars I really hope that this gets looked at as it would take a lot of pressure off our 3 very precious list vars. Although give this was logged back in 2013 I don't hold out too much hope 😞 ...alternatively just give us a 100 list vars and we'll ...

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IssueDeleting data is incredibly problematic (and expensive!) in Adobe analytics. One of the impacts is on our agility - we have several dimensions that are tied up as they contain historic data that is no longer relevant and we are waiting for that data to disappear through the standard data retention deletion process before we reuse - This is something we really struggle with. RequirementsThe requirement is to be able to quickly re-purpose variables/dimensions, thus increasing the flexibility/...

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...or just the ability to copy/transfer panels between workspaces would be useful!

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As an admin it would be useful to be able to filter for segments that are shared (but not necessarily shared with me)

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We are trying to use workspace to create a safe environment for our end users to access analytics data. In order to do this we are centrally managing a lot of "approved" segments, calculated metrics, and workspaces. In order to keep on top of this we are having to undertake a lot of manual documentation so that when we change things we know we are not going to break things. Unfortunately this is proving difficult to keep on top of. The burden could be significantly reduced if we were able to eas...

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For me this also ties into the broader question of navigation and grouping of projects as per @michael-jet's post... http://ideas.omniture.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-for-Adobe/Analysis-Workspace-Folders/idc-p/1601 7

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Navigation of the project list is a problem for us too. It is simply difficult for end users to find what they are looking for in a long list of projects. I thought it was interesting that that when you introduced a mere 14 starter projects you felt the need to group them under 4 categories to aid navigation 😉 It would be great if you could consider introducing some customisable grouping or hierarchy for the main project list. A note on 'tags'... I'd imagine 'tags' were seen as the solution to ...

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I logged on to the ideas exchange today to log this specific request! The new alerting functionality is great but this is one of the biggest gaps. As you can only set up alerts for a specific item, the problem we now face is we have to know in advance what the item is that will have an issue so it can be alerted on (which is obviously impossible) This means the new alerting functionality's use is limited to high level aggregate activities which disappointingly makes it significantly less useful ...

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Yes - literally yesterday we were bemoaning the lack of this functionality! A product or list-var container would definitely be useful

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Great to hear there might be something on the way 🙂

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To be quite frank this is less of an idea, more me posing the problem we face... We are desiging workspace projects to be used by end business users. We don't have the time/resources to train every individual to use every workspace project so we are relying more and more on supplying instructions/help within the project. However, the way in which we can do this is pretty much limited to putting paragraphs of plain text in a description box. It would be great if Adobe could consider the best way ...

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When a project is curated the minimum number of components shown in a project is those components used in building the project. However, often the core building blocks of a project are not the components that we actually want end users to be playing with/interacting with. In order to keep the interface as clean and simple for end user, I would like the option to hide/suppress the core components from the left hand menu For instance, in the simple example below the only components I want the end ...

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We use a number of report suites in our company. Only specific reports suites are valided against specific workspace projects. Use of an incorrect reports suite against a project can lead to some strange results.If we are able to curate the dimensions/components available in a project then it would also make sense to be able to curate the report suites available within a project.In the spirit of preventing users from making errors, please could you consider introducing curation of reports suites...

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Thanks Ben, to be honest the plugin might have got more sophisticated since I last looked at it. I've never relied on it - Where ever I've gone I've forked out on a VISTA rule as it just felt the more robust way to acheive this. I guess even if it is trying to adjust for time zones it's still relying on the setting being correct on the machine, I just remember seeing some odd results from this in the past. Agree in general, as things get aggregated up statistically it's probably not an issue, bu...

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@benjamingaines - The thing we struggle with is within a panel creating a sense of hierarchy to the content. At the moment everything is of equal weighting. It would be great if Adobe were to think about the wider question of "what the best way to create a sense of hierarchy within a panel containing lots of components?". (font sizes/colors of titles might be one way to achieve this)

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The JavaScript work around for this is pretty horrible because I believe the value reported is based on the users system clock. Therefore if their clock is wrong or in a different time zone you get a different value reported for the same hour.

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