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Documentation Updates 2017

A list of new or revised documentation released in 2017 and previous years. Includes minor updates to the Audience Manager documentation that might not be covered in the Experience Cloud release notes.
See the Experience Cloud Release Notes for changes to Audience Manager and other Experience Cloud solutions. See the Previous Years section for older release notes.

December, 2017

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Added a section on troubleshooting.
Deprecated the DST cookie and added time-to-live information for the demdex and dextp cookies, when the user opts out of data collection.

November, 2017

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For reference purposes, we added the reserved attributes d_dst_filter and d_rs to the documented d_ attributes. We advise against creating traits that use reserved attributes. Adobe may change reserved attributes at any time.
Trait qualification, or trait realization is treated differently in Audience Manager, depending on trait type. This document details qualification particularities for each trait type.
Added a section on Trait Qualification Data Retention.
Added the total trait qualifications to the limits that we highlight here.
Updated the accepted and forbidden characters in inbound data files. We also added a matrix table that shows examples of the correct way to format your inbound files, depending on the type of IDs you are importing and the method by which you want to add traits to profiles.

October, 2017

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Returning new error codes 111, 309, 310.
Added d_cts as an optional parameter in the list of available keys for DCS requests. You must contact your Adobe Audience Manager consultant or Customer Care to enable it.
Updated the data processing and delivery schedule for Outbound jobs.
You can send data to the DCS by using GET or POST methods. This document describes the syntax you must use, in each case.
Total Trait Fires have been renamed to Total Trait Realizations in the Audience Manager user interface. We updated the FAQ to reflect this modification.
New content on how to send Audience Manager segments to Analytics.

September, 2017

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We updated the creation and update schedules for new or existing algorithmic models and traits.
Added a question on missing trait realizations, when sending event calls containing declared IDs to the DCS.
Find out why Actionable Log Files is the recommended way of importing DCM log files into Audience Manager and learn how you can get started with the feature.
Added step 7, on what you need to do to enable Actionable Log Files after setting up the DCM data file import into Audience Manager .
Updated the comparison operators to correctly identify the ones that support regular expressions.
New content describes features on the trait details page, including the trait audit log.
New content describes how to send Audience Manager segments to Target.
Revised content with new links to the Adobe Privacy Center.
Revised content.

August, 2017

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Updated the time the General Reports data is available and the times the inbound file ingestion process starts each day.
Revised and reorganized DCS API content.
A new configuration to control how data is sent to the Experience Cloud Device Co-op .
Revised and updated answers related to Merge Rules created with device graph options.

July, 2017

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Revised to note that string data is enclosed in double-quotes " ".
Revised and updated to include information about unsegmentation and how device graphs affect merge rules and reporting.
New content that describes how unsegmentation works with Profile Merge Rules .
Revised with new definitions that account for how Profile Merge Rules affect reporting numbers.
New and revised content for data feed subscription workflows.
Added new errors and text for error IDs 307 and 306.

June, 2017

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DCS Error Codes, Messages, and Examples
Added the Profile Retrieval Errors 200, 201, 202 and 203.
Revised content and included new information about creating a generic, API-only user.
A folder trait allows you to capture all the users and activities from its associated folder and any child folder.
Folder traits let you automatically aggregate traits that reside within the same folder and all child folders into a targetable segment.
A folder trait is created automatically when you create a new folder in your taxonomy.
The Edit workflow allows you to change the data source for folder traits.
Delete a folder trait by deleting the storage folder that the trait belongs to.
Surfaces two new metrics in the Trait Summary View: Unique Trait Realizations and Total Trait Population.
Added Folder limits and Folder Trait limits to the documentation.
Updated to include the new metrics Unique Trait Realizations, Total Trait Realizations, Total Trait Population. We also added new day ranges to the reporting look-back window. You can now select a 1, 7, 14, 30, 60, 90-day range or lifetime.
Updated to include the new metrics Unique Trait Realizations, Total Trait Realizations, Total Trait Population. We also added new day ranges to the reporting look-back window. You can now select a 1, 7, 14, 30, 60 or 90-day range.
Changed a metric to Total Trait Population from Unique Trait Realizations .
Instructions about how to remove traits from a segment using Segment Builder .
Revised with more information about why feeds are deactivated and what you should do when this happens.

May, 2017

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File Compression for Inbound Data Transfer Files
We increased the documented optimal and maximum file sizes for compressed files.
FTP Name and File Size Requirements for Inbound Data Files...
We increased the documented optimal and maximum file sizes for compressed files.
Amazon S3 Name and File Size Requirements for Inbound Data...
We increased the documented optimal and maximum file sizes for compressed files.
Geotargeting With Platform-level Keys
Updated the codes in the geolocation keys.
A new section in our documentation, highlighting several use cases for the Audience Lab feature.
You can use several different types and sources of models in Audience Manager . Audience Lab offers an easy way to compare your customers' conversion rates, across your active models.
Use Audience Lab to measure the number of conversions a creative is driving across different destinations. This use case also allows you to measure the conversions of the creative against naturally occurring conversions.
Added a new FAQ to help answer common Profile Merge Rule and device graph questions.
Revised content to account for the changed weighting model. The new model weights traits on a 0% to 100% scale rather than just on a 0 to 1 scale.

April, 2017

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DCS HTTP response calls now contain the tid field. Use this field for debugging purposes in case of incidents.
Added information on the Production and Beta environment locations for the Amazon S3 service.
Added a note, clarifying that 7-day and 30-day look-back periods are only available for Sunday Date Through dates.
Minor text revisions to improve clarity.
Significant revisions include new information and a complete rewrite and reorganization of this documentation.
Revised content to indicate the following:
  • In a file name, an underscore separates the event type from the timestamp.
  • Prior to upload, files must be gzip compressed and have a .gz file extension.
Revised content to include information about this redesigned UI feature.
Added a new doc on why Audience Manager makes calls to the demdex.net domain.
Revised and updated with new information.

March, 2017

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Updated the Key Variable Prefixes with _p , identifying private parameters in Audience Manager.
Updated the Key Variable Prefixes with _p , identifying private parameters in Audience Manager.
Added further search and filter capabilities to the Browse All Traits advanced search.
UI improvements to the way you can search and filter traits in the Traits Dashboard.
Specified the cutoff time for segment creation as 12 AM Thursday UTC so that the users are included in the Overlap Reports for that particular week.
Added information about prospecting and match rates.
Added more detail to metric definitions.
This section contains new and revised content to support the Profile Link and third-party device graph options.

February, 2017

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DCS Error Codes, Messages, and Examples Added Integration Warnings to DCS Error Codes.
Outbound Data File Name: Syntax and Examples Added optional file name element PID-ALIAS in the Outbound file.
Added 1, 14, 90-day and lifetime look-back periods for real-time and total segment population.
Describes how to implement DNS prefetch to help reduce page load times.
Revised description and added related links to the containerSNID property of DIL.create .
Revised and reorganized metric definitions.
Revised with new content related to Swagger and migrated API methods.
Rewritten in Swagger and migrated to new site.
Rewritten in Swagger and migrated to new site.

January, 2017

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Usage Limits Added maximum audience size and advice on how to reduce it to usage limits documentation.
Revised section to include new descriptions and images of updated reports.
Added ID sync sample files and added a more precise explanation around how the ID sync process works.
Updated the models summary page to include available model details and controls.
Updated with the expected format for mobile device IDs (DAID) handled by Audience Manager .
Added a note advising that the inbound data validation process will mark empty files as invalid and will not process them.
Added new entry that describes the Experience Cloud Organization ID , including information on how to find it.
Updated to include the DPUUIDS macro.