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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.
  • Adobe Again Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Personalization Engines : Adobe was once again named a Leader in the third-annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for Personalization Engines, 2020 report. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Personalization Engines evaluated vendors across 15 criteria that fall into two categories: completeness of vision and ability to execute. Read about it on The Adobe Blog .
  • mbox.js end-of-life : On January 18, 2021, Adobe Target will no longer support the mbox.js library. Post January 18, 2021, all calls made from mbox.js will gracefully fail and impact your pages that have Target activities running by serving default content. We recommend that all customers migrate to the most recent version of the at.js library before this date to avoid any potential issues with your sites. For more information, see How At.js Works and Adobe Target Skill Builder: Developer chat, migrate Adobe Target's mbox.js to at.js .
    Although, mbox.js is currently supported, we have not provided feature updates to this library since July 2017. The newer at.js provides many advantages over mbox.js. Among other benefits, at.js improves page load times for web implementations, improves security, and provides better implementation options for single page applications.
    By moving all customers to at.js, our engineers and support staff will be able to provide you with new functionality and offer the support you have come to expect from Adobe.
  • Target Announcements : See the Target announcements page for information about upcoming events, including Target Skill Builder sessions, developer chats, webinars, and Target Coffee Break sessions. For more information, see Target announcements .
The issue numbers in parentheses are for internal Adobe use.

Target Standard/Premium 20.9.1 (September 30, 2020)

This maintenance release contains the following enhancements, fixes, and changes:
  • Improved navigation and functionality for keyboard-only users. (TGT-34487, TGT-34516, TGT-34517, TGT-34514)
  • Added labels in the UI to aid users using assistive technologies. (TGT-34500, TGT-34501, TGT-34502, TGT-24504)
  • Improved text and color contrast for images and text in UI. (TGT-34513)

Target Standard/Premium 20.8.3 (September 15, 2020)

Feature
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Analytics for Target (A4T) support for Auto-Target activities
Auto-Target activities now support Analytics for Target .
This integration allows you to use the Auto-Target ensemble machine learning algorithm to choose a best experience for each visitor based on their profile, behavior, and context.
If you’ve already implemented A4T for use with A/B Test and Experience Targeting activities, you’re all set!

Target Standard/Premium 20.8.2 (September 10, 2020)

Feature
Details
Control recommendations slots within criteria sequences
Criteria Sequences now allow you to control the number of slots taken up by each recommendations criteria, enabling you to mix and match different types of items or different algorithm logic.
See Create criteria sequences to learn more.

Target Standard/Premium 20.8.1 (September 2, 2020)

This release contains the following enhancements, fixes, and changes:
  • Fixed an issue that caused errors to display when loading the new Administration pages after switching organizations. (TGT-37730)
  • Fixed a display issue that caused the incorrect client code to display on the Administration > Implementation page. (TGT-37849)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented users from using the editing features in the Visual Experience Composer (VEC) after successfully loading the VEC. (TGT-37162)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented pages from loading in the VEC and Enhanced Experience Composer (EEC) even though the VEC Helper extension was installed. This was due to changes in Google Chrome 80+. Download the updated VEC Helper extension . (TGT-37893)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented users from downloading at.js from the Administration > Implementation page after switching organizations. (TGT-37668)
  • The at.js download button is now disabled while loading to prevent Target from sending multiple requests if users click the download button multiple times. (TGT-37633)
  • Fixed an issue in Experience Targeting (XT) activities that caused experiences to display "fetching results" for an extended period of time. (TGT-37684)
  • Improved navigation and functionality for keyboard-only users. (TGT-34479 & TGT-34473)
  • Added labels in the UI to aid users using assistive technologies. (TGT-34480)
  • Improved the error message when deleting a mobile viewport that is currently used in an activity. The error message now reads: "This viewport is currently associated to one or multiple activities. You need to remove the viewport from those activities before being able to delete it." (TGT-37030)
  • Added support in the VEC to allow click tracking on a css selector that matches more than one element in the page. (TGT-37323)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented certain users from displaying the Activity list. The following error message was displayed: "Unable to fetch URLsuggestions." The error occurred for users using carriage returns in their FirstName (FirstName/r/n) in the Adobe Backend system. (TGT-37330)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from displaying the Activity page if the workspace name (specified in the Adobe Admin Console for Enterprise) contains an apostrophe. (TGT-37709)
  • Fixed an issue in Auto-Allocate activities while selecting optimization and conversion metrics where an error message incorrectly informed users to select a report suite, even though a report suite was already specified. (TGT-37689)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused metrics on the Goals and Settings page to be blank after navigating to the Targeting page and then back. (TGT-37691)
  • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect last-modified value for Recommendations criteria. (TGT-37666)
  • Fixed an issue that caused mbox IDs to display in the Mboxes drop-down list instead of mbox names. (TGT-37739)

Additional release notes and version details

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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:
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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

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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.