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Numeric 2 classifications overview

Numeric 2 classifications provide custom, flexible metrics that you can import into the Adobe Marketing Cloud via the importer.
The ability to import Numeric 2 and Date-Enabled classifications has been removed from the codebase. This change will take effect with the July 2019 Maintenance Release. If you have Numeric or Date-Enabled columns in your import file, those cells will be silently ignored, and any other data within that file will be imported as normal. Existing classifications can still be exported through the standard classification workflow, and will continue to be available in reporting.
In the May 10, 2018, Analytics Maintenance release, Adobe started to limit the functionality of date-enabled and numeric classifications. These classification types were removed from the Admin and Classification Importer interfaces. No new date-enabled and numeric classifications can be added. Existing classifications can still be managed (uploaded to, deleted) through the standard classification workflow, and will continue to be available in reporting.
A common way to use numeric 2 classifications is for numeric variables that change over time for different items, such as the cost of goods sold. In admin, you can create classifications on the Conversion Classification page, and then use the importer to export a file, make edits, and then import the file back in to Adobe. After importing the data, you can use the numeric classifications when creating calculated metrics.
Analysis Workspace and Ad Hoc Analysis do not support Numeric 2 classifications.
The following table illustrates the differences among classification types:
FEATURE
TEXT
NUMERIC 1.0
NUMERIC 2.0
Displays as a report
Yes
No
No
Can be used as a metric
No
Yes
Yes
Can be created on the base report
Yes
No
Yes
Calculated based on events
No
Yes
Yes
Multiple rows per key
No
No
Yes
Can have different values for different time periods
No
No
Yes
Can be used in calculated metrics
No
Yes
Yes