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Transformation Dataset Include Files

The Transformation Dataset Include file for an inherited profile contains parameters associated with the transformation phase of dataset construction.
The first line of the file defines a type TransformationInclude that supports the Extended Dimensions, Parameters, Reprocess, Stage, and Transformations parameters. All other parameters must be defined in the Transformation.cfg file in the dataset profile's Dataset directory.
Including parameters other than Extended Dimensions, Parameters, Reprocess, Stage, and Transformations in a Transformation Dataset Include file generates errors.
You can name a Transformation Dataset Include file anything you want, but its file extension must be .cfg. The file must be stored within the inherited profile name \Dataset\Transformation directory. Because the files are loaded recursively during the transformation phase of dataset construction, you can store the Transformation Dataset Include files at any level within the directory (for example, inherited profile name \Dataset\Transformation*folder name**include file name*.cfg).
Many web-specific configuration parameters for Site are defined in Transformation Dataset Include files. For information about these parameters, see Configuration Settings for Web Data .
The following table describes the parameters that are available in a Transformation Dataset Include file:
Parameter Description
Extended Dimensions Optional. Defines the extended dimensions. See Extended Dimensions .
Parameters Optional. A variable that you can reference in other configuration parameters. For more information, see Defining Parameters in Dataset Include Files .
Reprocess
Optional. Any character or combination of characters can be entered here. Changing this parameter and saving the file initiates data retransformation.
For information about reprocessing your data, see Reprocessing and Retransformation .
Stage
Optional. The name of the processing stage that applies to this Transformation Dataset Include file. The processing stages are defined in the Stages parameter in the Transformation.cfg file.
Note: When you specify a Stage, the name of the Stage must match exactly the name that is listed in the Stages parameter in the Transformation.cfg file for the dataset profile.
Transformations Optional. Defines the data transformations that need to be applied during transformation. For information about the available transformation types, see Data Transformations .
For descriptions of the parameters in the Transformation.cfg file, see Transformation Configuration File .
You should keep the following points in mind whenever you are working with Transformation Dataset Include files:
  • Changing any of the parameters in this file requires retransformation of the data.
  • CrossRows, ODBCLookup, Sessionize, and AppendURI transformations work only when defined in a Transformation Dataset Configuration file. For information about these transformations, see Data Transformations .
  • You can add any of the parameters described above to the Transformation Dataset Include file by opening and editing the file in Notepad. Any changes you make and save appear when you reopen the file in data workbench. When adding a new parameter, use the Space key (not the Tab key) to indent two (2) spaces to the right of the previous heading level.
If you subscribe to Adobe's IP Geo-location or IP Geo-intelligence data service, Adobe provides you with an internal profile consisting of a set of data transformations and extended dimensions that are created specifically for the data service. The transformations and dimensions are defined in Transformation Dataset Include files that are included in the Dataset directory of the internal profile. For instructions to install the internal profile for the IP Geo-location or IP Geo-intelligence data service, see the Data Workbench User Guide .