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Target release notes (current)

These release notes provide information about features, enhancements, and fixes for each Target Standard and Target Premium release. In addition, release notes for Target APIs, SDKs, the JavaScript library (at.js), and other platform changes are also included, when applicable.
The issue numbers in parentheses are for internal Adobe use.

Target Java SDK version 1.0.1 (November 11, 2019)

The following issue was fixed in version 1.0.1:
  • Send supplemental data ID in a Target request even when there is no Visitor API cookie present.
For more information, see Release notes - Target Java SDK .

Target platform (October 31, 2019)

Feature / Enhancement
Description
Java SDK
The Target Java SDK lets you deploy Target server-side. This Java SDK helps you easily integrate Target with other Adobe Experience Cloud solutions, such as the Adobe Experience Cloud Identity Service, Adobe Analytics, and Adobe Audience Manager.
The Java SDK introduces best practices and removes complexities when integrating with Target via our delivery API so that your engineering teams can focus on business logic. The following are notable features that we are introducing in the latest version:
  • Support for prefetching and notifications that allows you to optimize for performance via caching.
  • Support for optimizing performance when you have a hybrid integration of Target on both your web pages and server-side. We are introducing a setting called serverState that is populated by experiences retrieved via the server-side so that at.js 2.2 will no longer make an additional server call to retrieve the experiences. This approach optimizes page load performance.
  • Support for retrieving VEC-created activities via the Java SDK, which is made possible by the new Delivery API.
  • Open sourced so your developers can contribute to the Target Java SDK .
For more information, see Release notes - Target Java SDK .
Learn more about the Target Java SDK on the Adobe Tech Blog - Server-Side Optimization with the new Target Java SDK .

Target Standard/Premium 19.10.2 (October 31, 2019)

Feature / Enhancement
Description
Multi-value attribues
Sometimes you want to work with a multi-value field. Consider the following examples:
  • You offer movies to users. A given movie has multiple actors.
  • You sell tickets to concerts. A given user has multiple favorite bands.
  • You sell clothing. A shirt is available in multiple sizes.
To handle recommendations in these scenarios, you can pass multi-value data to Target Recommendations and use special multi-value operators.
For more information, see Work with multi-value attributes .

Target Standard/Premium 19.10.1 (October 22, 2019)

Feature / Enhancement
Description
User-Based Recommendations
(October 24, 2019)
Recommends items based off of each visitor's browsing, viewing, and purchasing history. These items are generally referred to as "Recommended for You."
This criteria lets you deliver personalized content and experiences to both new and returning visitors. The list of recommendations is weighted towards the visitor's most-recent activity and is updated in-session and becomes more personalized as the visitor browses your site.
For more information, see "User-Based Recommendations" in Criteria/Algorithms .

Adobe Experience Cloud navigation

  • When you log in to the Adobe Experience Cloud, you will be taken to the new header navigation. It looks very similar to the previous navigation with the black bar at the top, but it provides the following improvements:
    • Easier switching between Identity Management System (IMS) organizations or to a different solution.
    • Improved user help: Search results include results from the Target product documentation, as well as community forums and more video content, giving you easier access to more content to help get the most out Target. We’ve also added a feedback mechanism right in the Help menu, making it easier to report issues or to share your ideas.
    • Improved Net Promoter Score (NPS) feedback functionality, so the survey modal doesn’t disturb your flow of work.
    • Improved log-in flow. Previously, all Target customers landed on the Target landing page after clicking the Target icon in the header. This page then allowed customers to proceed forward with Target Standard/Premium, Search&Promote, or Recommendations Classic, as shown below:
      We eliminated this landing page for all our customers. You are now always taken directly to the Activities List page by clicking the Target icon in the new header navigation bar.
      If you use Recommendations Classic, you can either go directly to the solution or you can go from the short link created on the Recommendations tab, as shown below:
      If you use Search&Promote, you need to go directly to the Search&Promote URL (https://center.atomz.com/center/?ims=1). The path to reach Search&Promote from inside of Adobe Target has been removed completely.
    • Notifications for Target are not currently available in the Notifications drop-down in the header.
    These features will not be rolled out at once, nor will they be rolled out to all customers together. We will be rolling out these features over the course of the next few weeks, starting with the Target Standard/Premium 19.10.1 (October 22, 2019) release.
    As part of the rollout of the new navigation bar, you will also notice some URL changes. All previous bookmarked links continue to work but we encourage you to bookmark new links for faster opening.

at.js versions 2.2 and 1.8 (October 10, 2019)

Feature / Enhancement
Description
at.js version 2.2
and
at.js version 1.8
These versions of at.js provide:
  • Improved performance when using both Experience Cloud ID Service (ECID) v4.4 and at.js 2.2 or at.js 1.8 on your web pages.
  • Previously, the ECID made two blocking calls before at.js could fetch experiences. This has been reduced to a single call, which significantly improves performance.
In order to take advantage of these performance improvements, upgrade to at.js 2.2 or at.js 1.8 along with ECID Library v4.4.
at.js 2.2 provides:
  • serverState : A setting available in at.js v2.2+ that can be used to optimize page performance when a hybrid integration of Target is implemented. Hybrid integration means that you are using both at.js v2.2+ on the client-side and the delivery API or a Target SDK on the server-side to deliver experiences. serverState gives at.js v2.2+ the ability to apply experiences directly from content fetched on the server side and returned to the client as part of the page being served.
    For more information, see "serverState" in targetGlobalSettings .

Target platform (October 9, 2019)

Feature / Enhancement
Description
Node.js SDK version 1.0
The Target Node.js SDK lets you deploy Target server-side.
This Node.js SDK helps you easily integrate Target with other Experience Cloud solutions, such as the Adobe Experience Cloud Identity Service, Adobe Analytics, and Adobe Audience Manager.
The Node.js SDK introduces best practices and removes complexities when integrating with Adobe Target via our delivery API so that your engineering teams can focus on business logic. The following are notable features that we are introducing in the latest version:
  • Support for prefetching and notifications that allows you to optimize for performance via caching.
  • Support for optimizing performance when you have a hybrid integration of Target on both your web pages and server-side. We are introducing a setting called serverState that will be populated by experiences retrieved via the server-side so that at.js 2.2 will no longer make an additional server call to retrieve the experiences. This approach optimizes page load performance.
  • Support for retrieving VEC-created activities via the Node.js SDK, which is made possible by the new Delivery API.
  • Open sourced so your developers can contribute to the Node.js SDK.
For more information, see Release notes - Target Node.js SDK .
Learn more about the Target Node.js SDK on the Adobe Tech Blog - Open Sourcing the New Adobe Target Node.js SDK .
Delivery API
An entirely new delivery API endpoint (/v1/delivery) is available in production. Notable features are:
  • One endpoint to retrieve experiences for one or more mboxes.
  • Retrieve VEC-created activities via the API.
  • Support for an entirely new object called Views that is used for Single Page Applications (SPAs) and Mobile applications.
For more information, see Release notes - Target server-side APIs .

Additional release notes and version details

Resource
Details
Release notes related to Adobe Target's server-side APIs.
Release notes related to Adobe Target's Node.js SDK.
Release notes related to Adobe Target's Java SDK.
Details about changes in each version of the Adobe Target at.js JavaScript library.
This page shows changes to each version of mbox.js.
Note that the mbox.js library is no longer being developed. All customers should migrate from mbox.js to at.js.

Documentation Changes, Past Release Notes, and Experience Cloud Release Notes

In addition to the notes for each release, the following resources provide additional information:
Resource
Details
Documentation changes
View detailed information about updates to this guide that might not be included in these release notes.
For more information, see Documentation Changes .
Release notes for previous releases
View information about new features and enhancements in previous releases of Target Standard and Target Premium.
For more information, see Release notes for previous releases .
Adobe Experience Cloud release notes
View the latest release notes for the Adobe Experience Cloud solutions.
For more information, see Experience Cloud Release Notes .

Prerelease Information

The following resources let you see what's coming in the next Target release.
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Adobe Priority Product Update list
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Upcoming release notes
For information about the current month's Target releases, including prerelease information, see the Target Release Notes - Prerelease page.