I'm building a Report Builder dashboard, and want the following to be
executed in order:pull some data in a requestmanipulate the data using
Excel functionalitypull a second request based on manipulated
dataExample:In initial request, Report Builder
returns:/path-goes-hereThen, Excel functionality conditionally pre-pends
second request fires pulling additional information based on manipulated
If you have access to processing rules, you can create a few rules to
capture URL without needing to touch your implementation. Attached is a
screenshot of what I have set up in processing rules for this, which
provides three different versions of URL:full URLURL without any query
strings appended (this may be most helpful to you)the path (URL without
domain included - useful if you have a mobile version of site with
different domain than desktop). Note that page path processing rule
Rudi,I'd love to see you guys provide some thought leadership around
this topic as more and more publishers move to the infinite scroll
structure. It seems like there should be a good standardized approach to
how we track this functionality using Adobe Analytics. I'm still trying
to wrap my brain around what exactly I'll want to be able to provide
insight into when we begin implementing this functionality later this
year, and then how we should be implementing to be able to facilitate
Ahh... my ticket on this is only a week + old. Boy, they made me do a
ton of process documentation before they logged the ticket though.
Would've been nice if they'd checked for an existing ticket before
making me jump through hoops.
Hoping others have found a similar issue which would help escalate this
beyond my ticket (Incident: 140529-000164). I'm finding when doing
correlations on a large number of items based on a dependent request,
ReportBuilder 5 suddenly begins returning "None" in correlated values
after 21 entries.[img]correlation-error-rb.PNG[/img]Checked in Site
Catalyst and the correlation data is definitely available. Tried
different report suites with exact same results.This is a pretty major
deal for us, as i...
Mitchell,You can actually set IP address to a variable via processing
rule, so you don't even need to bother getting it into s_code.I've
recently pulled all internal IP exclusions out of our report suites, and
have instead created an "internal IP address" segment that strips out
those visits post-capture. For an additional level of nerdiness, I
created a "visitOR" exclusion segment based on internal IPs, so I could
also strip out visits from any employees who brought their computers
home / acces...
I *love* this idea - I'd never thought of it.I work in publishing, and
want to be able to report on the number of content items written over a
specific period of time. I've figured out how to do this using
ReportBuilder... essentially pulling all content UUIDs associated with a
specific publish date (passed to a different variable), then using
Excel's COUNT functionality to arrive at and disseminate these numbers.
But I wasn't able to do this cleanly inside Adobe's web interface in a
way that wo...
Webmaster Tools provides great visibility into search performance - full
keyword list of terms, with impressions, clickthroughs, average
position, etc. This information has become even more valuable as most
organic search terms are now blocked. The Webmaster Tools interface,
however, isn't fantastic, and the ability to get the data organized and
exported properly is frustrating. Google Analytics has helped here - you
can link GA and Webmaster Tools, to allow users to take advantage of
This is a basic feature available in Google Analytics but missing from
SC that would make doing analysis inside SC much more viable. Currently,
there is no way in SC to apply a metrics-based filter when looking at
prop/evar reports. This makes the "sort by" feature much less useful
when using certain metrics. For example, if I'm looking at a pages
report, displaying visits and bounce rate, and want to sort by bounce
rate to see pages with the highest bounce rate, I'll end up with a huge
We're running into situations where a large number of ReportBuilder
reports we run fail due to "internal issues". When this happens multiple
times during an attempted mailing, ReportBuilder will disable the
report, when there is nothing on our end that needs to be corrected.
This results in additional admin effort needed to monitor all activity,
and then go in and re-enable any deactivated reports. Ideally, reports
would only be deactivated if there was an issue on the user end that
needed to be...
upvoting this -- this is functionality in place in Google Analytics, and
I've found myself needing to export to Excel *far* less frequently when
using that tool because of it. In Adobe Analytics, you really can't
include reports like "Pages with High Bounce Rates" in native dashboards
because of the outliers.
Coming from the media world, our content creators live and breathe "time
spent" metrics, as they provide one of the best signals of engagement.
Problem is the time spent metric in Analytics is seriously flawed - it
ignores time spent on visits that bounce, it doesn't take into account
user inactivity, etc. and only records time elapsed from one page load
to the next. As a result, we often end up with unrealistic time spent
numbers that are frankly hard for our analytics team to defend.Other
We are currently weighing whether to enable the IAB bot filtering
functionality in Analytics (this is a communication challenge internally
- as a B2B media company, we often quote traffic numbers in sales
materials, and these numbers will obviously be impacted). Some of the
primary downsides of enabling IAB filtering functionality include: no
solid estimate of how enabling filter will impact traffic numbersloss of
the ability to accurately measure year-over-year growthIf a segment were
Right now, when you choose to send ReportBuilder reports in PDF format
via scheduling, the emails arrive using rich text format. There has long
been an issue with Apple iPhones/iPads and attachments - when emails are
sent in RTF, the attachments are not available. As a company, we're
choosing to send reports via PDF specifically to address mobile
compatibility issues with Excel format, but the RTF emails are causing a
Wow. Add me to the list of folks who didn't know this was an option! I
spend *way* too much time dealing with password resets, and I always
assumed I needed to be involved. At a company with 400 mostly occasional
users, this would probably easily save me a couple hours per month.
I don't serialize, because then I'd only get this info on landing page,
right (unless I'm getting old and confused). I like to easily see which
pages folks return to on the site, even if they came in via home page
and then navigated to other content. What I'd *really* like is if you
guys made the native "visit number" variable available in processing
rules - that way we wouldn't have to rely on a JS plugin at all, and
we'd get 100% alignment with visit number variable and the repeat visit
I use "getNewRepeat" and then set a processing rule that fires an event
when that variable = "new", and a different event when variable =
"repeat". You can then create a custom metric, and display % repeat as a
metric on all conversion reports.
When you try and copy a set of processing rules to other report suites,
you are taken to a screen with a list (in our case, a giant list of over
400 suites) for which you can select the suites to copy to. The problem
is... the list isn't sorted alphabetically. From what I can piece
together, it appears as though the list is created chronologically in
the order the report suites were created. Here's a sample of what the
list looks like for us... now imagine there are 400 suites in that list.
I've got all my fingers and toes crossed that you guys will tackle this.
Not having Bounce Rate available in ReportBuilder is a *serious* drag -
makes reports that should take 10 minutes to generate into hours-long
sessions, with lots of opportunity for data entry error.
Fully agreed. The list of report suites in the "copy processing rules"
menu currently aren't even organized alphabetically... they appear to be
arranged in chronological order by report suite creation date. We have
400+ report suites... using this functionality gets painful really fast.
This is a bit of naming convention disaster which is leading to some
serious confusion internally. So, background - SC15 introduced the
ability to look at "Page Views" on conversion reports. For eVars,
however, "page views" is actually an event that fires on page load, and
will attribute back to the most recent value in an eVar. This means if
an eVar isn't populated on every page, page views will not equal
instances. The eVar page view is mimicking the "page views consumed"
event many of us have...
When using the "welcome letter" option in the user management area in
the Adobe Analytics admin interface, you have the option of sending
users a welcome letter (or in many cases 'password reset' letters). The
resulting email looks remarkably like spam, however, and is regularly
ignored by those receiving it.The sender name is "Adobe". The subject
line is "Account Information"Can we please get something a little more
specific here? A quick fix would be something more specific ... a sender
Fully agreed. It's been documented elsewhere here, but there are many
situations in which the percentage is actually meaningless in the
message the report is trying to convey, and only serves to confuse.
Frankly, it's something that should have been fixed a couple years ago.
Definitely. This is driving me crazy, as I now have a single monthly
report for which I need to run Excel Client, ReportBuilder, and now have
to go into Site Catalyst to do manual data collection. I love the new
metric, but we need another way to get at it...