Release Notes - October 2015
Learn about new features and fixes in the Adobe Marketing Cloud.
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Experience Cloud and Core Services
Marketing Cloud 15.10
Release date: October 14, 2015
- Customers are not able to log into Report Builder if they SSO into Analytics via the Marketing Cloud. This issue does not impact customers using legacy Analytics credentials.
- Known issue with the "Link to Report" function in Analytics. Customers logging into Analytics via the Marketing Cloud are directed to a non-SSO login page for Analytics when trying to share a report. See Marketing Cloud Product Documentation for product help.
Adobe Mobile Services
The Mobile Services October 15, 2015 release includes the following changes:
Digital Publishing Solution (DPS) support
Apps created from Digital Publishing Solution (DPS) have access to the Mobile core service user interface through Analytics Essentials - DPS.
Updated DPS reports for Digital Publishing apps.
- Many fixes around the push messaging feature.
See Adobe Mobile Services for product documentation. To see the release notes for previous releases, expand Previous Release Notes in the left pane.
The Mobile Services SDK October 15, 2015 release includes the following changes:
TV OS support
TV OS is supported for Apple TV.
Processing rules are supported in Bloodhound.
Dynamic Tag Management
The September 22, 2015 dynamic tag management release includes the following changes:
Marketing Cloud Visitor ID Service Tool
The newest library version (1.5.2) will enable improved customer ID support, added support for authenticated state and improved multi-solution integration.
The newest version is completely compatible with current deployments of the Marketing Cloud Visitor ID Service via DTM. To help all users benefit from this update we will automatically migrate your account to the new Marketing Cloud ID Service library.
As a result of this migration you will see added functionality to your Marketing Cloud Visitor ID Service tool in DTM. We suggest that you test this update in your staging environment before publishing.
The DTM team strives to add value for our customers, and we are confident that you will see this realized in the update to the Marketing Cloud Visitor ID Service tool.
For more information, see Marketing Cloud ID Service Settings .
**Fixes and Enhancements: **
- Fixed an issue when editing user groups that caused user groups from other companies to be removed.
- Fixed a security concern with rules using non-sequential HTML code. Please re-publish your web properties for the fix to take effect.
See What's New in Dynamic Tag Management for current and cumulative release notes, help, and documentation updates.
In January 2016, Adobe will end support for Internet Explorer 9 and 10. You can continue to use earlier browser versions, but Adobe will not test against earlier versions, and will not fix any issues with them. Your browser experience may degrade over time, and you run a security risk by using such a browser. Adobe strongly recommends that you upgrade to a supported version.
In January 2016, Adobe will disable SSL v3 protocol support for security purposes, and end SSL v3 traffic for Adobe Analytics data collection. Adobe will be reaching out to customers that are significantly impacted by this action soon.
New Features and Functionality Changes in Analytics
Ad Hoc Analysis: Creating segments from fallout reports
A change was made to how Ad Hoc Analysis creates segments from a Fallout Report.
Previously, the segment you created from the Fallout Report ignored any segments applied at the report or workspace level and only included sequential rules for the checkpoints in the report.
To get the segment generated on the Fallout Report to produce the same numbers as the Fallout Report, we now embed the segment(s) from the report and workspace level into each checkpoint from the fallout report. (AN-107416)
Analysis Workspace: Project Landing Pages
Analysis Workspace > More > Set as Landing Page
In the Actions menu in Analysis Workspace , you can set a project as your landing page.
You can also set a project as the landing page for others. To do so, enable Set as Landing Page for Recipients when sharing a project .
Data Warehouse: Column Case Sensitivity
Changes were made to column case sensitivity: In the past, Data Warehouse reported versions of case-insensitive variables that were not encountered in the data at all.
With this fix, Data Warehouse will report the first value encountered in the reporting period. (AN-93365, AN-99194, AN-101916, AN-106345).
Data Warehouse: Segment Stacking
Added support for multiple segments (segment stacking) to Data Warehouse.
When selecting multiple segments, the preview area now shows a comma-separated list of names (e.g. Segment 1, Segment 2). We also updated the Request Manager page and the Request Detail popup window to display the comma-separated list. (AN-100893)
Reports & Analytics: E-Commerce Tracking
We have enabled e-commerce tracking for all report suites that previously did not have it. In some rare cases, report suites were set up without e-commerce reporting capabilities (eVars, custom events, shopping cart metrics, etc.). Data processing will not change, but some users may notice that e-commerce metrics and dimensions that were previously hidden will now show up in their reports.
Key areas affected are menus and metric lists. These additional metrics and dimensions will show up in the APIs as well. This change impacts mostly non-commerce web sites that do not count revenue and other e-commerce-related metrics. You can disable these metrics in Admin > Report Suites > Success Events . Any unwanted dimensions can be filtered using the menu customizer. AN-112573
Reports & Analytics: Page Views metric
Going forward, the 'Summary' pathing reports (e.g. Page Summary) for props will correctly label the metric in the report as Instances rather than Page Views. This will not impact standard Custom Traffic/prop reports. (AN-108441)
Reports & Analytics: Hierarchy Views metric
To improve consistency throughout Analytics, the Hierarchy Views metric is being renamed to Page Views, and an Instances metric will be made available in the Hierarchy report.
Before August 2015, the Hierarchy Views metric was equivalent to Instances. From 20 August 2015 to 15 October 2015, the Hierarchy Views metric was equivalent to Page Views as a result of a change in the system. Removing the Hierarchy Views metric entirely will ensure that users have a better understanding of the data it represents, because they’ll be able to use either Page Views or Instances explicitly. AN-108569
Reports & Analytics: Real-Time reports
In Real-Time reports, you can now compare current data to last week’s and last year’s values (as well as the total for today).
Reports & Analytics: Hide metrics and events
You can now hide standard (built-in) metrics, custom events, and built-in events in the Menu, Metric Selectors, Calculated Metric Builder, and Segment Builder.
Change metric/event visibility by going to Admin > Report Suites > Edit Settings > Conversion > Success Events and setting the Visibility column to either Visible Everywhere , Metric Builder only , or Hidden Everywhere .
This setting does not impact the data collection for that metric; it affects only its visibility in the user interface. AN-97634
Reports & Analytics: Export to CSV
An Export to .CSV option is now available in the Segment Manager, Calculated Metric Manager, Project Manager and Date Range Manager interfaces.
Fixes were applied to the following products and services:
|Reports & Analytics|
|Analysis Workspace Fixes|
|Ad Hoc Analysis Fixes|
Renamed breakdown and metric "Time Spent on Page" to "Total Seconds Spent" to be consistent with the user interface. (AN-113381)
See Data Workbench 6.5 updates for additional release information.
|appFigures Mobile integration|
The integration with appFigures now enables you to have your app performance data from app stores in Analytics and Mobile UI .
Private Data Feeds for Audience Marketplace
Available at the end of October, a private data feed is an option that lets providers control buyer access to their data. Providers can make feeds private when they are offering special deals or other exclusive offers to selected customers. See Private Data Feeds in the Audience Marketplace documentation . (AAM-16621)
Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecations
- Fixed an issue that added an extra encoded ampersand in a URL destination. (AAM-21214)
- Fixed an issue in Audience Marketplace to prevent different buyers from the same organization from making multiple access requests for a feed if a request has already been submitted. (AAM-21261)
- Made changes to improve the accuracy of the trait overlap diagram in Audience Marketplace. (AAM-20391)
New and Revised Documentation
New documentation describes how to pass in data provider IDs and user IDs with d_cid and d_cid_ic . These new variables replace d_dpid + d_dpuuid combinations, which are still supported but considered deprecated. See CID Replaces DPID and DPUUID .
Refer to the Adobe Target Release Notes for the latest release information about the following products:
- Target Standard and Premium
- Target Classic
- Recommendations Classic
Key Documentation Updates
(Updated) Users and Groups
September 17, 2015
Updated Analysis Workspace product documentation with feature descriptions, tasks for creating projects, videos, and use cases.
September 17, 2015
Added product documentation and best practices for Timestamps Optional. This feature lets you integrate both timestamped and non-timestamped data in a report suite. All new report suites will be Timestamps Optional by default.
September 17, 2015
|Data Workbench 6.5 Update||See Data Workbench 6.5 release notes for instructions to upgrade and a list of new features and bug fixes, including a new Associations table and chord diagram and updates to visualizations, user interface, algorithms, and export features.||September 17, 2015|
Updated the Classification Rule Builder so that you add report suites and variables to a rule set when editing an existing rule set (after creating the rule set). Previously, you specified the variable and report suite while creating the rule set. This change prevents reported issues occurring with classification variables.
August 20, 2015
Profile Link works with cross-device data sources to identify and collect traits for authenticated site visitors. It includes the Profile Merge Rules feature, which lets you segment and target users accurately across multiple devices.
August 20, 2015
|New Calculated Metric Builder and Calculated Metric Manager|
Calculated Metrics now allow for segmented metrics, more advanced math and the ability to organize and share metrics.
June 18, 2015
Freeform Analysis (public beta)
A feature in Analysis Workspace, freeform analysis lets you built data tables and drag-and-drop metrics, dimensions, segments, and multiple visualizations to a project panel.
June 18, 2015
|Data Workbench 6.4|
Data Workbench 6.4 release includes several new features described here .
June 18, 2015
Added Adobe Managed Certificate Program to the revamped First-Party Cookies product documentation.
The managed certificate program lets you implement a new first-party SSL certificate for first-party cookies at no additional cost.
May 22, 2015
Revamped the Adobe Mobile product documentation.
May 22, 2015
A high-level round-up what you need to do to modernize your solution implementations for core services.
March 19, 2015
If you capture enterprise customer data in a customer relationship management (CRM) database, you can upload that data into the Marketing Cloud.
March 19, 2015
|Analytics Spring Release|
See the New Features section in Analytics for a round-up of new documentation for the Spring 2015 Analytics release.
March 19, 2015
Analytics Classification Rules - overwrite existing values
In Admin Tools > Classification Rule Builder > <rule set name> , two new options enable you to select an overwrite mode:
Previously, if a key was already classified in any column or cell, the rule would not run on that key, and the row in the table was skipped.
February 19, 2015