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‎04-08-2020
jeff_bloomer
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Adobe Workspace Performance DOWNGRADE jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
I don't know if anyone else has observed this within the past four to six weeks, but I really feel that whatever "improvements" Adobe promised would "speed up" Adobe Analytics Workspace have actually significantly slowed it down its performance.It's not like the data sets I work with have suddenly become that much larger. We're still working with the same data we've been using for quite some time.A good example is copying a filter right next to itself. Right-click a Segment (filter) while holdin...
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Re: Adobe Analytics Help Documentation (Or Lack Thereof) jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Gigazelle!!Long time no see! So glad to be hearing from you. I wish that was a LOVE button instead of a LIKE above. This is all good news to me. I'm sorry if what I said above sounded like complaining, but I just tend to be super candid about how I feel about things. I guess you could say I'm very passionate. Anyway, I'm very glad, and I like the documentation git. Works much like a Wiki, so I will definitely take a look, now that I'm aware that it's out there and let other colleagues know it ex...
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Adobe Analytics Help Documentation (Or Lack Thereof) jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
I was really hoping that when you moved to a more updated version of online Help Documentation, there would be some level of improvement. I was unfortunately mistaken and very much disappointed with the outcome. I ended up saving ONE link that I use on a regular basis to share with users, because the definitions are extremely helpful, and today - IT DIED. In fact, a whole bunch of them died.https://docs.adobe.com/content/help/en/analytics/components/metrics/visits.html https://docs.adobe.com/con...
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Re: Segment at the "product" level jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Interestingly enough, I tried this, and I get the following error every time: A valid definition is required. And I am using a Merchandising variable as my secondary HIT variable. Things must have changed in 5 years.
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Copy/Paste Visualizations Between Projects (Mandela Effect) jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Call me crazy, tell me I'm experiencing the Mandela Effect, but I could SWEAR before you went and implemented the Report Suites at the PANEL level that I could copy a Visualization on a project, go to an open project in the same suite on another tab of my open browser, right-click a visualization and then select Insert Copied Visualization. In fact, I have to have done this enough times that this can't be a false memory. Otherwise, WHY WOULD I TRY IT?? This is really frustrating, and it's creati...
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Segments at the COMPONENT Level in Analysis Workspace jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Now that you've made it possible to have panels individually created at the Report Suite level, I would submit to you that it would be highly advantageous to also be able to add a Segment at the COMPONENT level instead of having to insert into the table itself. Just like we're able to drag a segment into a Panel, we should be able to drag segments into Components, too.This gives us the ability to have control over INDIVIDUAL component data and not have to keep building separate panels because of...
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Re: Marketing channels vs. tracking codes: revenue discre... jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
The simple answer is not so simple. Remember that Marketing Channels are entirely based on the RULES you create, so until you sit down and establish the rules you decide you want to control your Marketing Channels, your revenue coming through them could be entirely misleading at best. Then, you'll want to understand first touch, last touch, etc. Next, with Tracking Codes, you need to determine how long they are living before they expire, which will help you understand how they are contributing t...
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Re: Content Type visits do not match up with total visits jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
That's what I was talking about when I mentioned the crossover. You're not seeing a UNIQUE representation of your visit numbers across your content type, which is why I don't recommend the Grand Totals on these kinds of displays. They just create more confusion. igorm75245240 is 100% correct in his illustration and took it further than I did in my explanation, but you can see why this gets so confusing so quickly. Deduplication is the key here, and it is why, more often than not, why you will ne...
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Sorting of Components and Date Ranges jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Something that's always annoyed me is when I'm searching for available components. I do not particularly care for the fact that it does not arrange items in alphabetical order. I understand there are reasons for providing last used components, but the problem is you don't provide us ANY options to sort the results. We don't have the ability to have favorites or even a pallet we might place our most recently created segments on, etc. These would be amazing time savers when we're working with the ...
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Re: Content Type visits do not match up with total visits jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
OK, so I would SWEAR, I just answered this, but I don't see my reply. So if you get this twice, I will apologize now.Here's what I tried to say the first time. Think about what what you're dealing with first of all. When you're talking about Visits, you're talking about a fundamental metric.Essentially, in the retail world, I've just walked in and out of your store. So what? Big deal! Nothing happened. I can visit a store all day and do absolutely nothing. That's boring.Let's talk about CONVERSI...
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Re: Content Type visits do not match up with total visits jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
This is one of those types of metrics where I tell the analyst to REMOVE the totals, because you should not be using them here.First think about a Visit anyway. How useful is a VISIT in the grand scheme of your metrics? A person walks in and out of your store... OK, next!What you REALLY need to be thinking about is CONVERSION events. Visits are your launchpad, but don't get wrapped around the axle on visits. You've got crossover happening on your visits from one type to the next, which is why th...
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Re: UNFRIENDLY and MESSY Looking Workspace Text Fields jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
YOU'RE NOT KIDDING! You make the square smaller, and the number gets so tiny, it's a FREAKIN' JOKE!I had to restrain myself to stay away from the expletives. They don't do that so well here at the office.
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UNFRIENDLY and MESSY Looking Workspace Text Fields jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Something I do NOT like to be is a complainer, but I really don't know how to put this any other way, Adobe, and it REALLY makes me sound like I'm complaining. 😫 I REALLY HATE THAT!!! So then, how is it when I have a very neat and clean section containing all text, that a completely FUNCTIONLESS SCROLL BAR(???) still appears even though there's NOTHING TO SCROLL!! GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! That means I have to make the text area LARGER than it needs to be, JUST to get rid of it. That's just WRONG and i...
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Re: Favorite Workspace Components jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
@bgeorge_adobe - Two pieces of feedback:At this moment in time, it appears marking a component as a "favorite" has no effect in the functionality as of yet, other than giving the user the capability to filter on Favorite segments on the actual Segment Manager page - not really what I was looking for. Sorry to be a spoiled sport, but I was hoping to see something that worked for me within Workspace, which I assume you're using this as a first step toward doing just that, so I'm doing my best to b...
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Re: Segments - Creating Efficiencies and Reacting to Toda... jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Good to know and thanks for the feedback. I also believe I figured out the answer to my question via some feedback I received from another colleague. I think I'm good to go, and your answer has pointed me in the right direction. If anyone has any questions based on the feedback provided here or otherwise, please message me or post a follow-up. Thanks!
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Favorite Dashboards (Using the STAR icon) - NOW YOU SEE ME, OR DO YOU?? jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
The screenshot below is for a Workspace dashboard that is a FAVORITE:Really?? You could have fooled me! When I deselect it, the star becomes even less gray, and it's just harder to see. Why isn't it YELLOW, or something that immediately tells me, "YES!" this is a favorite Workspace project?Why do I feel like I have to continue to remind a MULTIMEDIA & VISUAL ARTS organization about AESTHETICS like this? I swear I'm not trying to be a sarcastic jerk, but this feels like graphical user interfaces ...
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Re: Favorite Workspace Components jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Oooo!! Very nice. I'm going to have to play around with that and see what I can do. Still looking forward to a more dynamic tool like the palette I suggested. 😉 Very MUCH appreciated. Jeff
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Segments - Creating Efficiencies and Reacting to Today's Email jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
This feels like a really stupid question, but based on the email we all received today, I'm highly interested in knowing if the checkbox above makes segments available across ALL report suites. That would make things a bit easier (IN SOME WAYS) for me. PLEASE ADVISE ASAP!Any MVPs who know right off the bat? This limitation of only 75 segments per Report Suite is going to be HIGHLY PROHIBITIVE and terribly problematic, especially for such a large organization like the one for whom I work!
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Re: How to track multiple products purchased in a single... jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
I would DEFINITELY follow @Andrey_Osadchuk advice. Having done a LOT of work with merchandising variables and using the product string, this is probably the most powerful thing you can do to accomplish your goal. Something also very important to keep in mind is you can actually SET and INCREMENT units and dollar amount variables WITHIN your product string as separate variables. Remember, the recommended syntax is (also, read about the category information and how you should probably NOT use it i...
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Favorite Workspace Components jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
I can't believe I'm the first person to suggest/request having the ability to have favoriteworkspacecomponents​ in adobeanalytics Yes, it's nice having the top 5 components I've used in the past show on in each list, but how about a Rogue's Gallery of the components I'm going to throw into a Dashboard?Sure, I'm not always going to open a template dashboard with pre-built panels, because not all of us think like that, so having a floating palette like one would use in Adobe PhotoShop to drag my m...
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Re: Analysis Workspace Feature Request - Details Table jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
I like this idea a LOT. Our fraud and info security departments would probably like a feature like this as well if they knew this were possible.
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Re: [WORKSPACE] - Add Images jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Hi Jen,Here is a perfect VISUAL example from a tool I regularly use today: Confluence. I have one of two choices when I'm working. I can either click the image tool to upload and then insert an image into my project.Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Then, once the image is on the page, I am able to choose how I would like to treat it. I can control its size, border, add links and some additional properties, if I want.- OR - I can also skip Steps 1 through 4 by simply Copying and Pasting any image from my ...
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Re: [WORKSPACE] - Add Images jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Hi Jen!That's spot on! To give it a finer point. Another tool I use on a regular basis is the Atlassian tool, Confluence. We use Confluence as our process and documentation for creating reports, and as you may know, Confluence operates very similarly to Forums, in that you can insert images via upload or copy/paste inline while working. Depending on the versions you've seen, you can also quickly choose sizing "on the fly" and keep going, which means I spend a lot less time determining what I hav...
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Re: [WORKSPACE] - Add Images jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Hi Jen,I'm comparing the tech of the older R&A Dashboards in Adobe Analytics being more of a frustration as opposed to the tech used in the exact forums we're using right now to converse. The reason it was a pain was we had to HOST the image somewhere first and then paste in the URL of the image, as opposed to these forums. For instance, within this very UI we're using, I can click a button that allows me to upload an image. In fact, I can even paste an image from my clip board right into the bo...
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Re: [WORKSPACE] - Add Images jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
I will be very blunt. Having to use that approach was a pain in the patukis. It was highly limiting and time consuming as well. Why can't you use the same tech you use here? Reports require permissions for other people to view, which means they are not publicly facing.
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Re: Virtual Report Suites - Custom Calendar jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Just adding that there are duplicate requests for this feature out there as well. Everyone please vote for all three!My request is to be able to create my own fiscal calendar, with month beginning and end dates that will change every year, because the fiscal start date is in February, and we run 13 four-week fiscal periods. That means periods literally begin and end in the middle of the month sometimes.Having the ability to do with in a Virtual Suite makes it easier to leave the root report suit...
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Re: Customize Calendars for Virtual Report Suites jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Just adding that there are duplicate requests for this feature out there as well. Everyone please vote for all three!My request is to be able to create my own fiscal calendar, with month beginning and end dates that will change every year, because the fiscal start date is in February, and we run 13 four-week fiscal periods. That means periods literally begin and end in the middle of the month sometimes.Having the ability to do with in a Virtual Suite makes it easier to leave the root report suit...
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Re: Customize calendar for VRS jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
Just adding that there are duplicate requests for this feature out there as well. Everyone please vote for all three!My request is to be able to create my own fiscal calendar, with month beginning and end dates that will change every year, because the fiscal start date is in February, and we run 13 four-week fiscal periods. That means periods literally begin and end in the middle of the month sometimes.Having the ability to do with in a Virtual Suite makes it easier to leave the root report suit...
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Re: Stuck in a loop when trying to log in jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
I know this is an older thread, but I did want to share some things I've learned along the way related to this issue:Make sure the user is NOT using any iteration of MS Internet Explorer, including Edge. IE does not play well with Adobe Analytics, so I would highly recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari."Resetting" someone in the Admin Console sounds different than the actual procedure.When it was possible to manage users in Adobe Analytics itself, an Admin could go into User Management, res...
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Re: [WORKSPACE] - Add Images jeff_bloomer - Adobe Analytics
If only. It would make my job a LOT easier, particularly in providing examples of assets for reports being run against them. This is a feature we need sooner than later.
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