Segment Definition Changes

Describes additional changes that were made to segment definitions with the release of unified segmentation.

Existing segments that use logic that has changed as described in this document continue to work correctly, though they must be updated before they can be saved again. For example, if you have an existing segment where US States contains 'New York', it continues to work correctly, though the next time you edit the segment you'll need to update it to use the enumerated type with an equals condition.

Migration tips

The following tips will help you migrate common dimensions:

New and Renamed Dimensions

The following table contains a list of dimensions that were renamed in Segment Builder.

New Dimension Name Previous Name Notes
Operating System Types New Added in Spring 2015.
Browser Width - Bucketed Browser Width This dimension is compatible with all interfaces, and is split into an enumerated list of ranges instead of specific integer values. If you need to segment specific values, use the granular version of this dimension in a data warehouse segment.
Browser Height - Bucketed Browser Height This dimension is compatible with all interfaces, and is split into an enumerated list of ranges instead of specific integer values. If you need to segment specific values, use the granular version of this dimension in a data warehouse segment.
Browser Width - Granular Browser Width

This was renamed and is now compatible with data warehouse only. When defining segments that are compatible with all interfaces, use the enumerated type, Browser Width - Bucketed.

Browser Height - Granular Browser Height

This was renamed and is now compatible with data warehouse only. When defining segments that are compatible with all interfaces, use the enumerated type, Browser Height - Bucketed.

Cookie Support Cookies -
Color Depth Monitor Color Depth -
- "App - *" the "App -" prefixes were removed from a number of dimension types. Since mobile app data is typically captured in a report suite that does not contain web data, these prefixes were not necessary.
Entry Page Original Original Entry Page -
Java Enabled Java -
Mobile Max Browser URL Length Mobile Browser URL Length -
Mobile Mail Decoration Mobile Decoration Mail Support -
Mobile Device Mobile Device Name -
Mobile Max Bookmark Length Mobile Max Bookmark URL Length -
Mobile Max Email Length Mobile Max Mail URL Length -
Mobile Operating System (Deprecated) Mobile OS Use the Operating System dimension and apply a visits from mobile devices segments instead.
Mobile Push To Talk Mobile PTT -
Survey Views Total Survey Views -
Survey Responses Total Survey Responses -
Visit Depth Path Length -
Zip Code Zip/Postal Code -

Changes to String-Based Dimensions that have Known Values

String-based dimensions that have a known set of values were changed to enumerated types. When creating a segment using these dimensions, the list is pre-populated with all known values and the only operator supported is equals. This lets you quickly segment the exact values you were looking for without selecting unintended values when using less restrictive matching.

The following dimensions were changed to enumerated lists:

mobile manufacturer mobile email length color depth
mobile screen size mobile device number monitor resolution
mobile screen height mobile push to talk plugin
mobile cookie support mobile mail decoration operating system
mobile image support mobile information services referrer type
mobile color depth mobile device type search engine
mobile audio support browser type state
mobile video support browser geo country
mobile drm connection type geo region
mobile net protocols mobile carrier geo city
mobile os cookie geo dma
mobile java vm customer loyalty persistent cookie
mobile bookmark length java enabled paid search
mobile url length language

Changes to Integer-Based Dimensions that have Known Values

Integer-based dimensions (such as browser width) with a known set of values were split into enumerated ranges so you can quickly define segments for a specific range. These enumerated lists are appended with " - Bucketed" after the dimension name. The following screen demonstrates how these dimensions are segmented using the previous and new segment builder interfaces:



The less than, greater than, and similar operators are now compatible with Data Warehouse segments only. Segments intended to be compatible with all reporting interfaces should use the "Bucketed" version of the metric with the equals operator.