April 2016

These release notes provide information about features, enhancements, fixes, and known issues for the latest or upcoming Target releases.

Note: These release notes contain prerelease information. Release dates, features, and other information are subject to change.

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New Target Implementation Library, at.js v 0.8.0 (May 5, 2016)

at.js is a new implementation library for Target designed for both typical Web implementations and single-page applications.

at.js replaces mbox.js for Adobe Target implementations.

Note: Although at.js replaces mbox.js, mbox.js will continue to be supported. For most people, at.js provides advantages over mbox.js. This gives you time to test at.js and to change the implementation on your pages.

Among other benefits, at.js improves page load times for Web implementations, improves security, and provides better implementation options for single-page applications.

at.js contains the components that were included in target.js, so there is no longer a call to target.js.

When implementing at.js, be aware of the following:

  • Internet Explorer versions earlier than 8 are not supported.
  • Asynchronous implementation means legacy integrations like the Test&Target to SiteCatalyst plugin may not work.
  • Target plugins that reference mbox.js objects and methods are not supported.
  • All calls to Target are made via XMLHTTPRequest and content is returned via JSON.

Target Platform Changes

  • Mbox.js version 60 is now the default download.
  • Mbox.js versions earlier than 50 are no longer actively tested. If your implementation is not yet updated, ensure additional QA is performed on all Target content delivery and reporting collection.
  • Flash campaigns and other Flash-related items have been removed from Target.
  • Internet Explorer 10 is no longer supported in the Target interface.
  • Support for content delivery in Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 is expected to end in an upcoming release.

    Active testing will be discontinued in a future release for these browsers, following the end of active support for these browsers by Microsoft. Target will continue to deliver content to these browsers, but you should test content delivery and data collection for reports.

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 16.4.1 Fix (May 5, 2016)

  • at.js v 0.8.0 is now available for download from the Target interface.
  • Target APIs changed. applyOffer now requires mbox param [0].
    adobe.target.applyOffer({
        "mbox": "target-global-mbox",
    	"params": {"test": "true"},
        "selector": ".banner-text",
        "offer": offer
    });

Adobe Target Standard/Premium 16.4.1 (April 21, 2016)

This release includes the following features and enhancements:

Feature Description
at.js See target_release_notes.html#reference_4A966062C61048D1A81412E2DDB16E34__section_6A44C277E82D409AB6DCD0901F43794A, above.
Experience Cloud Notifications

Notifications from Target are visible in all Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions. Notifications are automatically sent when an activity is activated or deactivated. These notifications are available to all users with access to Target Standard/Premium.

Notifications are also visible in Target Standard/Premium.

User Interface Improvements

The user interface has been changed significantly in this release. Among the most noticeable changes are:

  • Navigation has moved from the left to the top
  • Improved dialog boxes
  • Improved activity creation flow

The way Experience Cloud solutions, including Target, are selected has also changed. To access Experience Cloud solutions and services, click the menu icon:

For more information about the user interface improvements, see What's New in the Adobe Experience Cloud - Spring 2016.

Inclusion rules can be disabled for backup recommendations

When backup recommendations are enabled, you can choose not to apply inclusion rules to your backup recommendations.

Recommendations: New debugging capabilities in text area via mboxTrace

Adding &mboxTrace to a URL replaces recommendations on that page with debugging details, including information about served recommendations, criteria, design, exclusions, inclusions, backup recommendations served, and more.

Recommendations API: Upload a CSV for the Custom Criteria

You can upload a CSV for the Custom Criteria via API.

This ability will be added to the Target Premium user interface in an upcoming release.

API documentation

Recommendations API: New Design APIs

New Design APIs make it possible to manage your Recommendations designs via API.

API documentation

AP: Dependent Success Metrics Automated Personalization now supports the ability to limit a success metric to only count if a previous success metric has already been met.
AP: Reports Summary View Download The download option now allows users to download summary view (i.e. comparing Control and Automated traffic) as broken down by all available success metrics.
Customer attributes can be used as tokens in offers

Previously, customer attributes could be referenced in profile scripts, formatted as crs.get('<Datasource Name>.<Attribute name>').

Now, the attributes are available as tokens in profile scripts and directly in offers without first requiring a profile script. The token should be in the form: $crs.datasourceName.attributeName.

New Instructional Videos Instructional videos have been added to help. Currently, you can view videos about the Visual Experience Composer and Form-Based Experience Composer. More videos will be added in the coming weeks.

Fixes

This release includes the following fixes:

  • The issue introduced by Chrome version 48 that caused the Visual Experience Composer to function incorrectly in Chrome has been fixed. To benefit from this fix, update to Chrome version 50.

Known Issues

The following known issues have been reported:

  • When "Disable JavaScript" is selected for page A in a multipage activity, JavaScript is disabled everywhere, even though "Disable JavaScript" isn't selected on other pages.

Adobe Target Classic 16.4.1 (April 14, 2016)

This release includes the following features:

Feature Description
mbox.js version 60 mbox.js version 60 is now the default download from Target.
Experience Cloud Notifications Experience Cloud notifications from Target are visible in all Adobe Experience Cloud solutions. These notifications are available to all users with access to Target Standard/Premium.
Customer attributes can be used as tokens in offers

Previously, customer attributes could be referenced in profile scripts, formatted as crs.get('<Datasource Name>.<Attribute name>').

Now, the attributes are available as tokens in profile scripts and directly in offers without first requiring a profile script. The token should be in the form: $crs.datasourceName.attributeName.

Adobe Recommendations Classic 16.4.1 (April 14, 2016)

This release includes the following enhancement:

Enhancement Description
Inclusion rules can be enabled for backup recommendations.

When backup recommendations are enabled, you can select an option to apply inclusion rules to backup recommendations.

Previously, inclusion rules were applied by default if backup recommendations were enabled.

This release includes the following change:

Feature Description
Custom criteria support added to Honeybee API.

The Honeybee API custom criteria replaces the .xml file format of the legacy custom algorithm with .csv, which is more compact and easier to generate, and supports a larger number of recommendations.

For API documentation, see https://www.adobe.io/products/target/docs/reference/recommendations.

Recommendations Classic access enabled via Analytics Tools menu. Access to Recommendations Classic can now be found in the Tools menu of the Analytics solution on https://my.omniture.com.