Digital Marketing organizations have access to a plethora of data which is growing at a faster rate than ever before. Digital Marketers have tools to segment their customers or visitors based on their geography , demography, and behavior etc., but it is still a challenging task to easily compare the performance of one segment of customers with another.
Adobe Analytics introduced a new powerful Segment Comparison tool in Analysis Workspace in Summer 2016 release (i.e on June 16, 2016) for Analysis Workspace users to easily compare the performance of one segment of customers with another. This functionality was made available to all Analytics Standard and above licensed customers.
A capability to add a Blank Panel in the workspace is introduced in Summer 2016 release. Analysts who start off many new projects during their exploration process might want to start everything from scratch and a clean state, now they can Go to Panels panel and drag n drop new blank panel on to Workspace canvas area.
Any visualization out of the seventeen visualizations that we support in Analysis workspace as of now can be dragged and dropped onto the blank panel.
When any visualization other than Freeform Table , Cohort Table, Text, and Venn are dragged and dropped onto Blank Panel a Freeform Table visualization is automatically added because those visualizations need data from a linked Freeform table in order to display graphs and charts on visualization pod
An increasing number of features are getting added to Adobe Analytics Analysis workspace at a rapid pace. It was appropriate for us to update the current Analysis workspace user interactions metaphor of using actions toolbar on the top of Analysis Workspace to a smart pull-down navigation menu metaphor which is a representative of most of the popular applications that computer users interact with.
In Summer 2016 release , there are three noticeable UI changes in Analysis Workspace :
Action buttons on top area of Analysis workspace are now made available as smart pull down menu items
Components panel and Visualizations panel on the top are now available on left-hand rail
A new panels panel has been introduced. An analysis workspace user can drag and drop one of the panels (blank , freeform & Segment Comparison) on to a new project or existing project.
For Analysis workspace power users who spend most of their time in the workspace and are more comfortable using short cuts, we have ensured that there is no change in the functionality of shortcut keys and all the shortcuts before Summer 2016 release would continue to work with same behavior after Summer 2016 release.
Full list of shortcuts before summer release and after summer release are listed in the screenshot below :
Analysis Workspace shortcuts
Analysis Workspace UI before and after Summer 2016 release are depicted in screenshots below :
This blog is relevant to all LiveCycle Content Services customers who are using CS directly or might be using applications that use CS (like CM 2.5 or customized Workspace to use CS in background).
In case if you see any inconsistency in search results of the assets that are stored in Content Services then you may follow below steps to troubleshoot that issue.
I would recommend performing these on development and test environments and not on production system. These steps do not cause any side effects but it is advised to perform these in assistance with LiveCycle support if you are doing it on production systems ( just to avoid any user errors while performing these steps)
One of the reasons for search result inconsistency could be due to cache. Follow the below steps to clear cache and then use your application to check if search results are as expected.
Steps to clean cache :
Log on to http://hostname:port/contentspace as administrator
In the same browser session change the above URL in address bar to http://[hostname]:[port]/contentspace/wcservice/adobe/cms/cleancache/webscript
You would see a success message after the cache is cleaned
Check the search behavior now from customized workspace UI and/or from CM Manage Assets UI
If the issue still persists , check if the indexes are out of sync
Go to http://hostname:port/contentspace/service/enterprise/admin/indexcheck URL, login as administrator
Click on Check all txn ids (warning: this may take some time)
Note: This operation will take some time and is recommended to be performed when the load on the system is very low (post business hours) or during weekends when no one or not many people are using the system for development or testing.
Also if your development or test system is cluster, perform these steps on all the nodes separately.