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Adobe Analytics Connection Details

Introduction

Connector Version

This documentation is based on version 21.0.8662 of the connector.

Get Started

Adobe Analytics Version Support

The connector leverages the AdobeAnalytics API to enable access to AdobeAnalytics.

Establish a Connection

Connect to Adobe Analytics

GlobalCompanyId

GlobalCompanyId is an optional connection property. If left empty the driver tries to automatically detect it. If you want to manually specify the Global Company ID, you can find it in the request URL for the users/me endpoint on the Swagger UI. After logging into the Swagger UI, expand the users endpoint and then click the GET users/me button. Click the Try it out and Execute buttons. Note your Global Company ID shown in the Request URL immediately preceding the users/me endpoint.

Report Suite Id

RSID is an optional connection property. If not set the driver tries to automatically detect it. Use this property if you want to manually specify the report suite. To get a full list of your report suites along with their identifiers next to the name, navigate to Admin -> Report Suites.

After setting the OAuth connection properties, you are ready to connect to Adobe Analytics

Authenticate to Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can authenticate with OAuth integration or Service Account integration.

Authenticate with OAuth Integration

Note

Set the AuthScheme to OAuth to authenticate with this method.

To authenticate using OAuth, you can either create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties or use the Embedded Credentials. See Using OAuth Authentication for an authentication guide.

Authenticate with Service Account Integration

Note

Set the AuthScheme to OAuthJWT to authenticate with this method.

Service accounts have silent authentication, without user authentication in the browser.
You need to create an application in this flow. See Creating a Custom OAuth App to create and authorize an app. You can then connect to Adobe Analytics data that the service account has permission to access.

After setting the following connection properties, you are ready to connect:

  • InitiateOAuth: Set to GETANDREFRESH.
  • OAuthClientId: Set to the Client ID in your app settings.
  • OAuthClientSecret: Set to the Client Secret in your app settings.
  • OAuthJWTCertType: Set to "PUBLIC_KEY_FILE".
  • OAuthJWTCert: Set to the path to the .key file you generated.
  • OAuthJWTCertPassword: Set to the password of the .key file.
  • OAuthJWTSubject: The subject, your Technical Account ID from the Adobe I/O Console integration, in the format: id@techacct.adobe.com.
  • OAuthJWTIssuer: The issuer, your Organization ID from the Adobe I/O Console integration, in the format org_ident@AdobeOrg. Identifies your organization that has been configured for access to the Adobe I/O API.

When you connect the connector completes the OAuth flow for a service account.

  1. Creates and signs the JWT with the claim set required by the connector.
  2. Exchanges the JWT for the access token.
  3. Saves OAuth values in OAuthSettingsLocation to be persisted across connections.
  4. Submits the JWT for a new access token when the token expires.

Use OAuth Authentication

OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Adobe Analytics using the browser. The connector facilitates this in various ways as described below.

Embedded Credentials

See Embedded Credentials to connect with the connector's embedded credentials and skip creating a custom OAuth app.

Custom Credentials

You will need to register an app to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret.

When to Create a Custom OAuth App
Create a Custom OAuth App

See Creating a Custom OAuth App for a procedure.

Embedded Credentials

Authenticate using the Embedded OAuth Credentials
Desktop Authentication with the Embedded OAuth App

You can connect without setting any connection properties for your user credentials. After setting the following, you are ready to connect:

  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to avoid repeating the OAuth exchange and manually setting the OAuthAccessToken.

When you connect the connector opens the OAuth endpoint in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions to the application. The connector then completes the OAuth process.

  1. Extracts the access token from the callback URL and authenticates requests.
  2. Obtains a new access token when the old one expires.
  3. Saves OAuth values in OAuthSettingsLocation to be persisted across connections.

Custom Credentials

When to Use a Custom OAuth App

You must create a custom OAuth app to connect to the Adobe Analytics.

Desktop Authentication with a Custom OAuth App

Follow the steps below to authenticate with the credentials for a custom OAuth app. See Creating a Custom OAuth App.

Get and Refresh the OAuth Access Token

After setting the following, you are ready to connect:

  • OAuthClientId: Set this to the client ID assigned when you registered your app.
  • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the client secret assigned when you registered your app.
  • CallbackURL: Set this to the redirect URI defined when you registered your app. For example: https://localhost:3333
  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to avoid repeating the OAuth exchange and manually setting the OAuthAccessToken.

When you connect the connector opens the OAuth endpoint in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions to the application. The connector then completes the OAuth process:

  1. The process finalizes with the access token returned from the Adobe Analytics API.
  2. Refreshes the access token when it expires.
  3. Saves OAuth values in OAuthSettingsLocation to be persisted across connections.

Headless Machines

Use OAuth on a Headless Machine

To create Adobe Analytics data sources on headless servers or other machines on which the connector cannot open a browser, you need to authenticate from another machine. Authentication is a two-step process.

  1. Instead of installing the connector on another machine, you can follow the steps below to obtain the OAuthVerifier value. Or, you can install the connector on another machine and transfer the OAuth authentication values, after you authenticate through the usual browser-based flow.
  2. You can then configure the connector to automatically refresh the access token from the headless machine.

You can follow the headless OAuth authentication flow using the OAuth credentials for your custom OAuth app.

Use the Credentials for a Custom OAuth App

Create a Custom OAuth App

You might want to create a custom OAuth app to change the information displayed when users log into Adobe Analytics to grant permissions to the connector.

See Creating a Custom OAuth App for a procedure. You can then follow the procedures below to authenticate and connect to data.

Obtain a Verifier Code

Set the following properties on the headless machine:

  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to OFF.
  • OAuthClientId: Set this to the Client ID in your app settings.
  • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the Client Secret in your app settings.

You can then follow the steps below to authenticate from another machine and obtain the OAuthVerifier connection property.

  1. Call the GetOAuthAuthorizationURL stored procedure with the CallbackURL input parameter set to the exact Redirect URI you specified in your app settings.
  2. Open the returned URL in a browser. Log in and grant permissions to the connector. You are then redirected to the callback URL, which contains the verifier code.
  3. Save the value of the verifier code. You will set this in the OAuthVerifier connection property.

On the headless machine, set the following connection properties to obtain the OAuth authentication values:

  • OAuthClientId: Set this to the consumer key in your app settings.
  • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the consumer secret in your app settings.
  • OAuthVerifier: Set this to the verifier code.
  • OAuthSettingsLocation: Set this to persist the encrypted OAuth authentication values to the specified file.
  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to REFRESH.

After the OAuth settings file is generated, set the following properties to connect to data:

  • OAuthClientId: Set this to the consumer key in your app settings.
  • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the consumer secret in your app settings.
  • OAuthSettingsLocation: Set this to the file containing the encrypted OAuth authentication values. Make sure this file gives read and write permissions to the provider to enable the automatic refreshing of the access token.
  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to REFRESH.

Transfer OAuth Settings

Follow the steps below to install the connector on another machine, authenticate, and then transfer the resulting OAuth values.

On a second machine, install the connector and connect with the following properties set:

  • OAuthSettingsLocation: Set this to a writable text file.
  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH.
  • OAuthClientId: Set this to the client ID assigned when you registered your app.
  • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the client secret assigned when you registered your app.
  • CallbackURL: Set this to the Redirect URI you specified in your app settings.

Test the connection to authenticate. The resulting authentication values are written, encrypted, to the path specified by OAuthSettingsLocation. Once you have successfully tested the connection, copy the OAuth settings file to your headless machine. On the headless machine, set the following connection properties to connect to data:

  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to REFRESH.
  • OAuthClientId: Set this to the consumer key in your app settings.
  • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the consumer secret in your app settings.
  • OAuthSettingsLocation: Set this to the path to your OAuth settings file. Make sure this file gives read and write permissions to the connector to enable the automatic refreshing of the access token.

Create a Custom OAuth App

You must create a custom OAuth app to connect to the Adobe Analytics.

Create an App for OAuth Integration

Follow the steps below to create a custom app and obtain the connection properties in a specific OAuth authentication flow.

  • Navigate to the following URL: https://console.adobe.io/home.
  • Click the Create new project button.
  • Select the Add API option.
  • Select Adobe Analytics, click Next, and then select OAuth and then click Next again.
  • Select the Web option and fill out the redirect URIs. For a desktop application, you can use a localhost URL such as https://localhost:33333. For a web application, supply the URL of the page to redirect to on your website.
  • Click Save configured API.

Your client is now created. Notice your client has an Client ID (API Key) and a Client Secret. These will be needed to get your auth code and to generate access tokens.

Create an App for Service Account Integration

Follow the steps below to create a custom app and obtain the connection properties in a specific Service Account authentication flow.

  • Navigate to the following URL: https://console.adobe.io/home.
  • Click the Create new project button.
  • Select the Add API option.
  • Select Adobe Analytics, click Next, and then select Service Account (JWT) and then click Next again.
  • Choose either to Generate a key pair or Upload your public key. If you choose to Generate a key pair, save the config.zip file locally as this contains the certificate you'll need to complete the connection. Click Next after the key is created or uploaded.
  • Creating Your Own Public Key Certificate
    • MacOS and Linux
      Open a terminal and execute the following command:
      openssl req -x509 -sha256 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout private.key -out certificate_pub.crt
    • Windows
      Download an OpenSSL client such as OpenSSL Light to generate public certificates. The following steps will be for OpenSSL Light
      Open a command line window and execute the following commands:
      1) cd "C:\Program Files\OpenSSL-Win64\bin"
      2) .\openssl.exe req -x509 -sha256 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout private.key -out certificate_pub.crt
  • Select one or more product profiles (in product profiles you can set permissions of the app.) and then click Save configured API.

Your client is now created. Notice your client has Client ID (API Key), Client Secret, Organization ID and Technical account ID. These will be needed to get JWT token and to generate access tokens.

Important Notes

Configuration Files and Their Paths

  • All references to adding configuration files and their paths refer to files and locations on the Harmony Agent where the connector is installed. These paths are to be adjusted as appropriate depending on the agent and the operating system. If multiple agents are used in an agent group, identical files will be required on each agent.

Advanced Features

This section details a selection of advanced features of the Adobe Analytics connector.

User Defined Views

The connector allows you to define virtual tables, called user defined views, whose contents are decided by a pre-configured query. These views are useful when you cannot directly control queries being issued to the drivers. See User Defined Views for an overview of creating and configuring custom views.

SSL Configuration

Use SSL Configuration to adjust how connector handles TLS/SSL certificate negotiations. You can choose from various certificate formats; see the SSLServerCert property under "Connection String Options" for more information.

Proxy

To configure the connector using Private Agent proxy settings, select the Use Proxy Settings checkbox on the connection configuration screen.

User Defined Views

The Adobe Analytics connector allows you to define a virtual table whose contents are decided by a pre-configured query. These are called User Defined Views, which are useful in situations where you cannot directly control the query being issued to the driver, e.g. when using the driver from Jitterbit. The User Defined Views can be used to define predicates that are always applied. If you specify additional predicates in the query to the view, they are combined with the query already defined as part of the view.

There are two ways to create user defined views:

  • Create a JSON-formatted configuration file defining the views you want.
  • DDL statements.

Define Views Using a Configuration File

User Defined Views are defined in a JSON-formatted configuration file called UserDefinedViews.json. The connector automatically detects the views specified in this file.

You can also have multiple view definitions and control them using the UserDefinedViews connection property. When you use this property, only the specified views are seen by the connector.

This User Defined View configuration file is formatted as follows:

  • Each root element defines the name of a view.
  • Each root element contains a child element, called query, which contains the custom SQL query for the view.

For example:

{
    "MyView": {
        "query": "SELECT * FROM SampleTable_1 WHERE MyColumn = 'value'"
    },
    "MyView2": {
        "query": "SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE Id IN (1,2,3)"
    }
}

Use the UserDefinedViews connection property to specify the location of your JSON configuration file. For example:

"UserDefinedViews", "C:\Users\yourusername\Desktop\tmp\UserDefinedViews.json"

Schema for User Defined Views

User Defined Views are exposed in the UserViews schema by default. This is done to avoid the view's name clashing with an actual entity in the data model. You can change the name of the schema used for UserViews by setting the UserViewsSchemaName property.

Work with User Defined Views

For example, a SQL statement with a User Defined View called UserViews.RCustomers only lists customers in Raleigh:

SELECT * FROM Customers WHERE City = 'Raleigh';

An example of a query to the driver:

SELECT * FROM UserViews.RCustomers WHERE Status = 'Active';

Resulting in the effective query to the source:

SELECT * FROM Customers WHERE City = 'Raleigh' AND Status = 'Active';

That is a very simple example of a query to a User Defined View that is effectively a combination of the view query and the view definition. It is possible to compose these queries in much more complex patterns. All SQL operations are allowed in both queries and are combined when appropriate.

SSL Configuration

Customize the SSL Configuration

By default, the connector attempts to negotiate SSL/TLS by checking the server's certificate against the system's trusted certificate store.

To specify another certificate, see the SSLServerCert property for the available formats to do so.

Data Model

The Adobe Analytics connector models Adobe Analytics objects as relational tables and views. The following sections show the available API objects and provide more information on executing SQL to Adobe Analytics APIs.

Stored Procedures

Stored Procedures are function-like interfaces to the data source. They can be used to access additional capabilities of the Adobe Analytics API.

Views

Reports are shown as views, tables that cannot be modified. Unlike traditional database views, however, it is not very helpful to select all metrics and dimensions in a given table. Date is the default dimension for every report, so the query:

SELECT * FROM MyReport

will become:

SELECT Date, {all the metrics here} FROM MyReport

But if the query has criteria, then the default dimensions will be the dimensions used in the criteria, like:

SELECT * FROM MyReport WHERE Country = 'England'

will become:

SELECT Country, {all the metrics here} FROM MyReport WHERE Country = 'England'

Additionally, the Adobe Analytics API limits the number of dimensions you can request data for per REST API call to one. This means that the only way for the provider to generate reports with multiple dimensions is to break down dimensions.
Let's take a query example:

SELECT Country, City, Visits FROM MyReport
  • Firstly, the provider requests all the values of the first dimension, Country, suppose they are: England and Germany.
  • Secondly, the provider tries to break down England with the dimension City, and it gets, let's suppose: London, Liverpool.
  • Finally, it breaks down Germany with City and gets: Berlin, Frankfurt.

If we would have a third dimension, the provider would break down every city with the third dimension (which means would make one request per city).

Now, imagine a four dimensional report where dimensions have many values. The generation of that report would require a lot of API calls.
However, the Adobe Analytics API allows us to provide some filters that can shorten the execution time of the query, tremendously.

Adobe Analytics API uses the following logical operators: 'AND', 'OR', 'NOT'
and also uses the following operators: 'MATCH', 'CONTAINS', 'BEGINS-WITH' and 'ENDS-WITH', which means criteria such as those below will be handled server-side:

... WHERE Dimension = 'Value'
... WHERE Dimension LIKE '%value%'
... WHERE Dimension1 LIKE '%value' AND Dimension2 = 'Value2'
... WHERE Dimension LIKE 'value%'
... WHERE Dimension1 = 'Value1' AND Dimension2 = 'Value2'
... WHERE Dimension = 'Value1' OR Dimension = 'Value2' OR Dimension = 'Value3'
... WHERE Dimension IN ('Value1', 'Value2', 'Value3', 'Value4')
... WHERE (Dimension1 = 'value1' OR Dimension1 = 'Value2') AND (Dimension2 = 'value3' OR Dimension2 = 'value4')

It is strongly recommended to use as many filters as possible, otherwise queries with many dimensions can take a lot of time.

Defining Custom Reports

To create a report view on a query, you can use the CreateReport stored procedure. The CreateReport stored procedure provides an easy way to generate new view definitions with a custom combination of Dimensions and Metrics. Calling it will create a new schema file that you can query like any other view.

The stored procedure takes a view name, a comma-separated list of metric names, a comma-separated list of metric ids, a comma-separated list of dimension names, a comma-separated list of dimension ids, and an output folder as inputs. You will need to set the Location connection property to the folder containing the new script files in order to access them; the Location can be set instead of the output folder.
You can get the metric/dimension Ids by querying Metrics/Dimensions views.

SELECT Id, Name FROM Dimensions
SELECT Id, Name FROM Metrics

For example, to use a new schema along with the default schemas, set the Location property to the db subfolder in the installation folder and make the following call:

EXEC CreateReport Dimensions = 'Country, City', Metrics = 'PageViews, Visits', TableName = 'MyCustomReport'

The connector offloads as much of the SELECT statement processing as possible to the Adobe Analytics APIs and then processes the rest of the query in memory. See SupportEnhancedSQL for more information on how the connector circumvents API limitations with in-memory client-side processing.

Views

Views are composed of columns and pseudo columns. Views are similar to tables in the way that data is represented; however, views do not support updates. Entities that are represented as views are typically read-only entities. Often, a stored procedure is available to update the data if such functionality is applicable to the data source.

Queries can be executed against a view as if it were a normal table, and the data that comes back is similar in that regard. To find out more about tables and stored procedures, please navigate to their corresponding entries in this help document.

Adobe Analytics Connector Views

Name Description
AdsReport Generate data reports regarding the ads of your website.
CalculatedMetrics Query the available calculated metrics in AdobeAnalytics.
CollectionSuites Query the available collection suites in AdobeAnalytics.
Dimensions Query the available dimensions in AdobeAnalytics.
Metrics Query the available metrics in AdobeAnalytics.
OrdersReport Generate data reports for orders made on your website.
ProductsReport Generate data reports regarding your products.
Segments Query the available segments in AdobeAnalytics.
SiteReport Generate data reports regarding your website traffic.
Users Query the available users in AdobeAnalytics.

AdsReport

Generate data reports regarding the ads of your website.

View Specific Information

Refer to the explanation in the "Data Model" section to learn how to build optimal queries. The following are some use cases for this report:

SELECT Country, City, AdClicks, AdImpressions, ClickThroughs FROM AdsReport
SELECT Page, AdClicks, AdImpressions, ClickThroughs FROM AdsReport
SELECT Date, Revenue FROM AdsReport

You can turn on client-side execution by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to true in which case any filter that Adobe Analytics doesn't handle, will be handled client-side.

Columns
Name Type IsDimension IsMetric DefaultDimension Description
Country String True Name of the country.
City String True Name of the city.
Page String True Name of the page the ad was on.
Date Date True True The datetime of the given data.
PageViews Int True Number of pageviews.
AdClicks Int True Number of adclicks.
AdImpressions Int True Number of adimpressions.
ClickThroughs Int True Number of clickthroughs.
Revenue Decimal True Revenue made from the ads.
Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
StartDate Datetime Use this to filter reports by the start date of the report.
EndDate Datetime Use this to filter reports by the end date of the report.
SegmentId String Use this to filter reports by a particular segment.

CalculatedMetrics

Query the available calculated metrics in AdobeAnalytics.

Columns
Name Type IsDimension IsMetric DefaultDimension Description
Id [KEY] String Unique identifier of the calculated metric.
Name String The name of the calculated metric.
ReportSuiteName String The name of the report suite the calculated metric is in.
Description String A description for the calculated metric.
Created Datetime The datetime the calculated metric was created.
Modified Datetime The datetime the calculated metric was modified.
Type String The type of the calculated metric. For example int, decimal, percentage etc.
OwnerId String Unique identifier of the user that created the calculated metric.
OwnerName String Name of the user that created the calculated metric.
Category String The category of the calculated metric.
SiteTitle String The title of the site.
Polarity String Takes two value: positive and negative. Determines if it's positive or not if the metric increases.
Precision Integer The precision of the calculated metric.
Template String Additional attribute used to identify templates when IncludeType=templates.
Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
IncludeType String By default, responses without this parameter include only calculated metrics owned by the user. The following values are possible: 1) all: Returns all calculated metrics linked to this company. 2) shared: Returns calculated metrics shared with the user. 3) templates: Returns all calculated metric templates.

CollectionSuites

Query the available collection suites in AdobeAnalytics.

Columns
Name Type IsDimension IsMetric DefaultDimension Description
Rsid [KEY] String Unique identifier of the collection suite.
Name String The name of the collection suite.
ParentRsid String Unique identifier of the parent of this collection suite.
Currency String Default currency used in this collection suite.
Type String The type of the collection suite. For example, report suite.
Timezone String The timezone of the collection suite.

Dimensions

Query the available dimensions in AdobeAnalytics.

Columns
Name Type IsDimension IsMetric DefaultDimension Description
Id [KEY] String Unique identifier of the dimension.
RSID String Unique identifier of the report suite the dimension is in.
Title String The title of the dimension.
Name String The name of the dimension.
Type String The type of the dimension. For example string, int, enum etc.
Description String A description of the dimension.
Category String The category of the dimension.
Pathable Boolean Whether or not the dimension is pathable.
Segmentable Boolean Whether or not the dimension is segmentable.
ReportType String The type of the reports in which this dimension is valid.
Support String The type of the reports in which this dimension is supported.

Metrics

Query the available metrics in AdobeAnalytics.

Columns
Name Type IsDimension IsMetric DefaultDimension Description
Id [KEY] String Unique identifier of the metric.
RSID String Unique identifier of the report suite the metric is in.
Title String The title of the metric.
Name String The name of the metric.
Type String The type of the metric, for example int, percent, currency etc.
Description String A description for the metric.
Category String The category of the metric.
Calculated Boolean Whether or not this metric is calculated metric.
Segmentable Boolean Whether or not this metric is segmentable.
Polarity String Takes two value: positive and negative. Determines if it's positive or not if the metric increases.
Precision Integer The precision of the metric.

OrdersReport

Generate data reports for orders made on your website.

View Specific Information

Refer to the explanation in the "Data Model" section to learn how to build optimal queries. The following are some use cases for this report:

SELECT Date, CartViews, CartAdditions, CartRemovals FROM OrdersReport
SELECT Date, Orders, OrdersPerVisitor FROM OrdersReport
SELECT Date, Revenue FROM OrdersReport

You can turn on client-side execution by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to true in which case any filter that Adobe Analytics doesn't handle, will be handled client-side.

Columns
Name Type IsDimension IsMetric DefaultDimension Description
Date Date True True The datetime of the given data.
Carts Int True Number of carts.
CartAdditions Int True Number of cart additions.
CartRemovals Int True Number of carts removed.
CartViews Int True Number of cart views.
Orders Int True Number of orders made.
ConversionRate Int True Percentage of orders converted to purchase.
OrdersPerVisitor Int True Number of orders per visitor.
Revenue Decimal True Revenue made from sales.
RevenuePerOrder Decimal True Average revenue per each order.
Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
StartDate Datetime Use this to filter reports by the start date of the report.
EndDate Datetime Use this to filter reports by the end date of the report.
SegmentId String Use this to filter reports by a particular segment.

ProductsReport

Generate data reports regarding your products.

View Specific Information

Refer to the explanation in the "Data Model" section to learn how to build optimal queries. The following are some use cases for this report:

SELECT Product, Date, ProductViews, Units FROM ProductsReport
SELECT Product, Orders, Checkouts FROM ProductsReport
SELECT Product, Date, Revenue FROM ProductsReport

You can turn on client-side execution by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to true in which case any filter that Adobe Analytics doesn't handle, is handled client-side.

Columns
Name Type IsDimension IsMetric DefaultDimension Description
Product String True Name of the product.
Date Date True True The datetime of the given data.
ProductViews Int True Number of views a products has received.
CartAdditions Int True Number of times the product was added in a cart.
Checkouts Int True Number of checkouts.
Orders Int True Number of orders.
Units Int True Number of units.
Revenue Decimal True Revenue made from products sales.
Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
StartDate Datetime Use this to filter reports by the start date of the report.
EndDate Datetime Use this to filter reports by the end date of the report.
SegmentId String Use this to filter reports by a particular segment.

Segments

Query the available segments in AdobeAnalytics.

Columns
Name Type IsDimension IsMetric DefaultDimension Description
Id [KEY] String Unique identifier of the segment.
Name String The name of the segment.
ReportSuiteName String The name of the report suite the segment was created in.
Description String A description for the segment.
Created Datetime The datetime the segment was created.
Modified Datetime The datetime the segment was last modified.
OwnerId String The unique identifier of the user that created the segment.
OwnerName String The name of the user that created the segment.
Version String The version of the segment.
Type String A comma-separated list of segment types. Allowed values are: shared, templates, curatedItem .
SiteTitle String The title of the site.

SiteReport

Generate data reports regarding your website traffic.

View Specific Information

Refer to the explanation in the "Data Model" section to learn how to build optimal queries. The following are some use cases for this report:
Where is most of the traffic coming from? (country / city)

SELECT Country, City, PageViews, Visits FROM SiteReport

What time of the day is the website the busiest?

SELECT HourOfDay, PageViews, Visits FROM SiteReport

Which search engines do our users most commonly use to find us?

SELECT SearchEngine, Visits, UniqueVisitors FROM SiteReport

Who is referring users to visit us?

SELECT Referrer, Visits, UniqueVisitors FROM SiteReport

Do people come to stay or do they usually bounce?

SELECT Date, Bounces, BounceRate FROM SiteReport

What is the most viewed page?

SELECT Page, PageViews, Visits, UniqueVisitors FROM SiteReport

You can turn on client-side execution by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to true in which case any filter that Adobe Analytics doesn't handle, will be handled client-side.

Columns
Name Type IsDimension IsMetric DefaultDimension Description
Date Date True True The datetime of the first log entry of a session.
HourOfDay String True The hour of day of the first log entry of a session.
Country String True Groups web traffic by the country where the client was in.
City String True Groups web traffic by the city where the client was in.
SearchEngine String True The second level domain name of the first web site (which is a search engine) that referred a visitor to the site during a session (as supplied by the visitor's browser).
Browser String True The type of user agent used by the visitor, including the version number (for example, MSIE 6.0).
OperatingSystems String True Groups web traffic by the operating system used by the client. Mobile and desktop operating systems appear on this report.
Page String True The name of each page visited during a session. Initially, each page's name is the same as the URI, but can be changed for easier interpretation.
Referrer String True The second level domain name of the web site that first referred a session to the site (as supplied by the visitor's browser).
PageViews Integer True The number of page views. A page view is a request for a defined page (access to images and other types of filtered content are not counted).
Visits Integer True The number of visits.
UniqueVisitors Integer True The number of unique visitors.
Bounces Integer True The number of bounces. A bounce is a visit that consists of a single server call.
BounceRate Integer True The percentage of visits that contain a single hit.
SinglePageVisits Integer True The number of single page visit.
TimeSpentPerVisit Integer True The average amount of time visitors interact with a specific dimension item during each visit.
TimeSpentPerVisitor Integer True The average amount of time visitors interact with a specific dimension item across the visitor's lifetime (length of their cookie).
TotalSecondsSpent Integer True Represents the total amount of time visitors interact with a specific dimension item.
Revenue Decimal True The total dollar amount for the sum of the order for each product.
Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
StartDate Datetime Use this to filter reports by the start date of the report.
EndDate Datetime Use this to filter reports by the end date of the report.
SegmentId String Use this to filter reports by a particular segment.

Users

Query the available users in AdobeAnalytics.

Columns
Name Type IsDimension IsMetric DefaultDimension Description
LoginId [KEY] String Unique identifier of the user.
ImsUserId String The IMS User Id. This is used only for internal users such as authors, reviewers, administrators, developers, etc.
CompanyId String Unique identifier of the company.
CreateDate Timestamp The date when user was created.
Disabled Boolean Whether or not this user's account is disabled.
Email String The email of the user.
FirstName String The first name of the user.
LastName String The last name of the user.
FullName String The full name of the user.
LastAccess Timestamp When the user accessed his account for the last time.
LastLogin Timestamp When the user logged in for the last time.
Login String Login name.
PhoneNumber String The phone number of the user.
Title String The user's title.

Stored Procedures

Stored procedures are available to complement the data available from the Data Model. It may be necessary to update data available from a view using a stored procedure because the data does not provide for direct, table-like, two-way updates. In these situations, the retrieval of the data is done using the appropriate view or table, while the update is done by calling a stored procedure. Stored procedures take a list of parameters and return back a dataset that contains the collection of tuples that constitute the response.

Adobe Analytics Connector Stored Procedures

Name Description
CreateReport Creates a custom report by providing dimensions and metrics.
GetOAuthAccessToken Gets an authentication token from AdobeAnalytics.
GetOAuthAuthorizationURL Gets the authorization URL that must be opened separately by the user to grant access to your application. Only needed when developing Web apps. You will request the OAuthAccessToken from this URL.
RefreshOAuthAccessToken Adobe Analytics does not support refreshing token. So, this stored procedure will call the GetOAuthAccessToken procedure internally, to initiate OAuth flow from the start.

CreateReport

Creates a custom report by providing dimensions and metrics.

Stored Procedure Specific Information

To create a report view on a query, you can use the CreateReport stored procedure. The CreateReport stored procedure provides an easy way to generate new view definitions with a custom combination of Dimensions and Metrics. Calling it will create a new schema file that you can query like any other view.

The stored procedure takes a view name, a comma-separated list of metric names, a comma-separated list of metric ids, a comma-separated list of dimension names, a comma-separated list of dimension ids and an output folder as inputs. You will need to set the Location connection property to the folder containing the new script files in order to access them; the Location can be set instead of the output folder.
You can get the metric/dimension Ids by querying Metrics/Dimensions views.

SELECT Id, Name FROM Dimensions
SELECT Id, Name FROM Metrics

For example, to use a new schema along with the default schemas, set the Location property to the db subfolder in the installation folder and make the following call:

EXEC CreateReport Dimensions = 'Country, City', DimensionIds = 'variables/geocountry, variables/geocity', Metrics = 'PageViews, Visits', MetricIds = 'metrics/pageviews, metrics/visits', TableName = 'MyCustomReport'

Dimensions and Metrics should have their respective Ids specified in DimensionIds and MetricIds inputs.

Input
Name Type Required Description
TableName String True The name for the new table.
Description String False An optional description for the table.
OutputFolder String False The path to output the new schema file to. The value for the Location connection string property will be used by default. You will need to set the Location connection property to the location of your schema files.
DimensionIds String True A comma-separated list of dimensions' ids.
MetricIds String True A comma-separated list of metrics' ids.
Result Set Columns
Name Type Description
Success String Whether or not the schema was created successfully.
SchemaFile String The generated schema file.

GetOAuthAccessToken

Gets an authentication token from AdobeAnalytics.

Input
Name Type Required Description
AuthMode String False The type of authentication mode to use. Select App for getting authentication tokens via a desktop app. Select Web for getting authentication tokens via a Web app. The allowed values are APP, WEB. The default value is APP.
Scopes String False A comma-separated list of permissions to request from the user. Please check the AdobeAnalytics API for a list of available permissions. The default value is openid,AdobeID,read_organizations,additional_info.job_function,additional_info.projectedProductContext.
CallbackUrl String False The URL the user will be redirected to after authorizing your application. This value must match the Redirect URL you have specified in the AdobeAnalytics app settings. Only needed when the Authmode parameter is Web.
Verifier String False The verifier returned from AdobeAnalytics after the user has authorized your app to have access to their data. This value will be returned as a parameter to the callback URL.
State String False Indicates any state which may be useful to your application upon receipt of the response. Your application receives the same value it sent, as this parameter makes a round-trip to the AdobeAnalytics authorization server and back. Uses include redirecting the user to the correct resource in your site, nonces, and cross-site-request-forgery mitigations.
Result Set Columns
Name Type Description
OAuthAccessToken String The access token used for communication with AdobeAnalytics.
OAuthRefreshToken String The OAuth refresh token. This is the same as the access token in the case of AdobeAnalytics.
ExpiresIn String The remaining lifetime on the access token. A -1 denotes that it will not expire.

GetOAuthAuthorizationURL

Gets the authorization URL that must be opened separately by the user to grant access to your application. Only needed when developing Web apps. You will request the OAuthAccessToken from this URL.

Input
Name Type Required Description
CallbackUrl String False The URL the user will be redirected to after authorizing your application. This value must match the Redirect URL in the AdobeAnalytics app settings.
Scopes String False A comma-separated list of scopes to request from the user. Please check the AdobeAnalytics API documentation for a list of available permissions. The default value is openid,AdobeID,read_organizations,additional_info.job_function,additional_info.projectedProductContext.
State String False Indicates any state which may be useful to your application upon receipt of the response. Your application receives the same value it sent, as this parameter makes a round-trip to the AdobeAnalytics authorization server and back. Uses include redirecting the user to the correct resource in your site, nonces, and cross-site-request-forgery mitigations.
Result Set Columns
Name Type Description
URL String The authorization URL, entered into a Web browser to obtain the verifier token and authorize your app.

RefreshOAuthAccessToken

Adobe Analytics does not support refreshing token. So, this stored procedure will call the GetOAuthAccessToken procedure internally, to initiate OAuth flow from the start.

Input
Name Type Required Description
OAuthRefreshToken String False Set this to some test value. It won't make a difference since this procedure will start the OAuth flow from start. The default value is test.
Result Set Columns
Name Type Description
OAuthAccessToken String The authentication token returned from AdobeAnalytics. This can be used in subsequent calls to other operations for this particular service.
ExpiresIn String The remaining lifetime on the access token.

System Tables

You can query the system tables described in this section to access schema information, information on data source functionality, and batch operation statistics.

Schema Tables

The following tables return database metadata for Adobe Analytics:

Data Source Tables

The following tables return information about how to connect to and query the data source:

  • sys_connection_props: Returns information on the available connection properties.
  • sys_sqlinfo: Describes the SELECT queries that the connector can offload to the data source.

Query Information Tables

The following table returns query statistics for data modification queries:

  • sys_identity: Returns information about batch operations or single updates.

sys_catalogs

Lists the available databases.

The following query retrieves all databases determined by the connection string:

SELECT * FROM sys_catalogs
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The database name.

sys_schemas

Lists the available schemas.

The following query retrieves all available schemas:

SELECT * FROM sys_schemas
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The database name.
SchemaName String The schema name.

sys_tables

Lists the available tables.

The following query retrieves the available tables and views:

SELECT * FROM sys_tables
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The database containing the table or view.
SchemaName String The schema containing the table or view.
TableName String The name of the table or view.
TableType String The table type (table or view).
Description String A description of the table or view.
IsUpdateable Boolean Whether the table can be updated.

sys_tablecolumns

Describes the columns of the available tables and views.

The following query returns the columns and data types for the SampleTable_1 table:

SELECT ColumnName, DataTypeName FROM sys_tablecolumns WHERE TableName='SampleTable_1'
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The name of the database containing the table or view.
SchemaName String The schema containing the table or view.
TableName String The name of the table or view containing the column.
ColumnName String The column name.
DataTypeName String The data type name.
DataType Int32 An integer indicating the data type. This value is determined at run time based on the environment.
Length Int32 The storage size of the column.
DisplaySize Int32 The designated column's normal maximum width in characters.
NumericPrecision Int32 The maximum number of digits in numeric data. The column length in characters for character and date-time data.
NumericScale Int32 The column scale or number of digits to the right of the decimal point.
IsNullable Boolean Whether the column can contain null.
Description String A brief description of the column.
Ordinal Int32 The sequence number of the column.
IsAutoIncrement String Whether the column value is assigned in fixed increments.
IsGeneratedColumn String Whether the column is generated.
IsHidden Boolean Whether the column is hidden.
IsArray Boolean Whether the column is an array.

sys_procedures

Lists the available stored procedures.

The following query retrieves the available stored procedures:

SELECT * FROM sys_procedures
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The database containing the stored procedure.
SchemaName String The schema containing the stored procedure.
ProcedureName String The name of the stored procedure.
Description String A description of the stored procedure.
ProcedureType String The type of the procedure, such as PROCEDURE or FUNCTION.

sys_procedureparameters

Describes stored procedure parameters.

The following query returns information about all of the input parameters for the SampleProcedure stored procedure:

SELECT * FROM sys_procedureparameters WHERE ProcedureName='SampleProcedure' AND Direction=1 OR Direction=2
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The name of the database containing the stored procedure.
SchemaName String The name of the schema containing the stored procedure.
ProcedureName String The name of the stored procedure containing the parameter.
ColumnName String The name of the stored procedure parameter.
Direction Int32 An integer corresponding to the type of the parameter: input (1), input/output (2), or output(4). input/output type parameters can be both input and output parameters.
DataTypeName String The name of the data type.
DataType Int32 An integer indicating the data type. This value is determined at run time based on the environment.
Length Int32 The number of characters allowed for character data. The number of digits allowed for numeric data.
NumericPrecision Int32 The maximum precision for numeric data. The column length in characters for character and date-time data.
NumericScale Int32 The number of digits to the right of the decimal point in numeric data.
IsNullable Boolean Whether the parameter can contain null.
IsRequired Boolean Whether the parameter is required for execution of the procedure.
IsArray Boolean Whether the parameter is an array.
Description String The description of the parameter.
Ordinal Int32 The index of the parameter.

sys_keycolumns

Describes the primary and foreign keys.

The following query retrieves the primary key for the SampleTable_1 table:

SELECT * FROM sys_keycolumns WHERE IsKey='True' AND TableName='SampleTable_1'
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The name of the database containing the key.
SchemaName String The name of the schema containing the key.
TableName String The name of the table containing the key.
ColumnName String The name of the key column.
IsKey Boolean Whether the column is a primary key in the table referenced in the TableName field.
IsForeignKey Boolean Whether the column is a foreign key referenced in the TableName field.
PrimaryKeyName String The name of the primary key.
ForeignKeyName String The name of the foreign key.
ReferencedCatalogName String The database containing the primary key.
ReferencedSchemaName String The schema containing the primary key.
ReferencedTableName String The table containing the primary key.
ReferencedColumnName String The column name of the primary key.

sys_foreignkeys

Describes the foreign keys.

The following query retrieves all foreign keys which refer to other tables:

SELECT * FROM sys_foreignkeys WHERE ForeignKeyType = 'FOREIGNKEY_TYPE_IMPORT'
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The name of the database containing the key.
SchemaName String The name of the schema containing the key.
TableName String The name of the table containing the key.
ColumnName String The name of the key column.
PrimaryKeyName String The name of the primary key.
ForeignKeyName String The name of the foreign key.
ReferencedCatalogName String The database containing the primary key.
ReferencedSchemaName String The schema containing the primary key.
ReferencedTableName String The table containing the primary key.
ReferencedColumnName String The column name of the primary key.
ForeignKeyType String Designates whether the foreign key is an import (points to other tables) or export (referenced from other tables) key.

sys_indexes

Describes the available indexes. By filtering on indexes, you can write more selective queries with faster query response times.

The following query retrieves all indexes that are not primary keys:

SELECT * FROM sys_indexes WHERE IsPrimary='false'
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The name of the database containing the index.
SchemaName String The name of the schema containing the index.
TableName String The name of the table containing the index.
IndexName String The index name.
ColumnName String The name of the column associated with the index.
IsUnique Boolean True if the index is unique. False otherwise.
IsPrimary Boolean True if the index is a primary key. False otherwise.
Type Int16 An integer value corresponding to the index type: statistic (0), clustered (1), hashed (2), or other (3).
SortOrder String The sort order: A for ascending or D for descending.
OrdinalPosition Int16 The sequence number of the column in the index.

sys_connection_props

Returns information on the available connection properties and those set in the connection string.

When querying this table, the config connection string should be used:

jdbc:cdata:adobeanalytics:config:

This connection string enables you to query this table without a valid connection.

The following query retrieves all connection properties that have been set in the connection string or set through a default value:

SELECT * FROM sys_connection_props WHERE Value <> ''
Columns
Name Type Description
Name String The name of the connection property.
ShortDescription String A brief description.
Type String The data type of the connection property.
Default String The default value if one is not explicitly set.
Values String A comma-separated list of possible values. A validation error is thrown if another value is specified.
Value String The value you set or a preconfigured default.
Required Boolean Whether the property is required to connect.
Category String The category of the connection property.
IsSessionProperty String Whether the property is a session property, used to save information about the current connection.
Sensitivity String The sensitivity level of the property. This informs whether the property is obfuscated in logging and authentication forms.
PropertyName String A camel-cased truncated form of the connection property name.
Ordinal Int32 The index of the parameter.
CatOrdinal Int32 The index of the parameter category.
Hierarchy String Shows dependent properties associated that need to be set alongside this one.
Visible Boolean Informs whether the property is visible in the connection UI.
ETC String Various miscellaneous information about the property.

sys_sqlinfo

Describes the SELECT query processing that the connector can offload to the data source.

Collaborative Query Processing

When working with data sources that do not support SQL-92, you can query the sys_sqlinfo view to determine the query capabilities of the underlying APIs, expressed in SQL syntax. The connector offloads as much of the SELECT statement processing as possible to the server and then processes the rest of the query in memory.

Discovering the Data Source's SELECT Capabilities

Below is an example data set of SQL capabilities. The following result set indicates the SELECT functionality that the connector can offload to the data source or process client side. Your data source may support additional SQL syntax. Some aspects of SELECT functionality are returned in a comma-separated list if supported; otherwise, the column contains NO.

Name Description Possible Values
AGGREGATE_FUNCTIONS Supported aggregation functions. AVG, COUNT, MAX, MIN, SUM, DISTINCT
COUNT Whether COUNT function is supported. YES, NO
IDENTIFIER_QUOTE_OPEN_CHAR The opening character used to escape an identifier. [
IDENTIFIER_QUOTE_CLOSE_CHAR The closing character used to escape an identifier. ]
SUPPORTED_OPERATORS A list of supported SQL operators. =, >, <, >=, <=, <>, !=, LIKE, NOT LIKE, IN, NOT IN, IS NULL, IS NOT NULL, AND, OR
GROUP_BY Whether GROUP BY is supported, and, if so, the degree of support. NO, NO_RELATION, EQUALS_SELECT, SQL_GB_COLLATE
STRING_FUNCTIONS Supported string functions. LENGTH, CHAR, LOCATE, REPLACE, SUBSTRING, RTRIM, LTRIM, RIGHT, LEFT, UCASE, SPACE, SOUNDEX, LCASE, CONCAT, ASCII, REPEAT, OCTET, BIT, POSITION, INSERT, TRIM, UPPER, REGEXP, LOWER, DIFFERENCE, CHARACTER, SUBSTR, STR, REVERSE, PLAN, UUIDTOSTR, TRANSLATE, TRAILING, TO, STUFF, STRTOUUID, STRING, SPLIT, SORTKEY, SIMILAR, REPLICATE, PATINDEX, LPAD, LEN, LEADING, KEY, INSTR, INSERTSTR, HTML, GRAPHICAL, CONVERT, COLLATION, CHARINDEX, BYTE
NUMERIC_FUNCTIONS Supported numeric functions. ABS, ACOS, ASIN, ATAN, ATAN2, CEILING, COS, COT, EXP, FLOOR, LOG, MOD, SIGN, SIN, SQRT, TAN, PI, RAND, DEGREES, LOG10, POWER, RADIANS, ROUND, TRUNCATE
TIMEDATE_FUNCTIONS Supported date/time functions. NOW, CURDATE, DAYOFMONTH, DAYOFWEEK, DAYOFYEAR, MONTH, QUARTER, WEEK, YEAR, CURTIME, HOUR, MINUTE, SECOND, TIMESTAMPADD, TIMESTAMPDIFF, DAYNAME, MONTHNAME, CURRENT_DATE, CURRENT_TIME, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, EXTRACT
REPLICATION_SKIP_TABLES Indicates tables skipped during replication.
REPLICATION_TIMECHECK_COLUMNS A string array containing a list of columns which will be used to check for (in the given order) to use as a modified column during replication.
IDENTIFIER_PATTERN String value indicating what string is valid for an identifier.
SUPPORT_TRANSACTION Indicates if the provider supports transactions such as commit and rollback. YES, NO
DIALECT Indicates the SQL dialect to use.
KEY_PROPERTIES Indicates the properties which identify the uniform database.
SUPPORTS_MULTIPLE_SCHEMAS Indicates if multiple schemas may exist for the provider. YES, NO
SUPPORTS_MULTIPLE_CATALOGS Indicates if multiple catalogs may exist for the provider. YES, NO
DATASYNCVERSION The Data Sync version needed to access this driver. Standard, Starter, Professional, Enterprise
DATASYNCCATEGORY The Data Sync category of this driver. Source, Destination, Cloud Destination
SUPPORTSENHANCEDSQL Whether enhanced SQL functionality beyond what is offered by the API is supported. TRUE, FALSE
SUPPORTS_BATCH_OPERATIONS Whether batch operations are supported. YES, NO
SQL_CAP All supported SQL capabilities for this driver. SELECT, INSERT, DELETE, UPDATE, TRANSACTIONS, ORDERBY, OAUTH, ASSIGNEDID, LIMIT, LIKE, BULKINSERT, COUNT, BULKDELETE, BULKUPDATE, GROUPBY, HAVING, AGGS, OFFSET, REPLICATE, COUNTDISTINCT, JOINS, DROP, CREATE, DISTINCT, INNERJOINS, SUBQUERIES, ALTER, MULTIPLESCHEMAS, GROUPBYNORELATION, OUTERJOINS, UNIONALL, UNION, UPSERT, GETDELETED, CROSSJOINS, GROUPBYCOLLATE, MULTIPLECATS, FULLOUTERJOIN, MERGE, JSONEXTRACT, BULKUPSERT, SUM, SUBQUERIESFULL, MIN, MAX, JOINSFULL, XMLEXTRACT, AVG, MULTISTATEMENTS, FOREIGNKEYS, CASE, LEFTJOINS, COMMAJOINS, WITH, LITERALS, RENAME, NESTEDTABLES, EXECUTE, BATCH, BASIC, INDEX
PREFERRED_CACHE_OPTIONS A string value specifies the preferred cacheOptions.
ENABLE_EF_ADVANCED_QUERY Indicates if the driver directly supports advanced queries coming from Entity Framework. If not, queries will be handled client side. YES, NO
PSEUDO_COLUMNS A string array indicating the available pseudo columns.
MERGE_ALWAYS If the value is true, The Merge Mode is forcibly executed in Data Sync. TRUE, FALSE
REPLICATION_MIN_DATE_QUERY A select query to return the replicate start datetime.
REPLICATION_MIN_FUNCTION Allows a provider to specify the formula name to use for executing a server side min.
REPLICATION_START_DATE Allows a provider to specify a replicate startdate.
REPLICATION_MAX_DATE_QUERY A select query to return the replicate end datetime.
REPLICATION_MAX_FUNCTION Allows a provider to specify the formula name to use for executing a server side max.
IGNORE_INTERVALS_ON_INITIAL_REPLICATE A list of tables which will skip dividing the replicate into chunks on the initial replicate.
CHECKCACHE_USE_PARENTID Indicates whether the CheckCache statement should be done against the parent key column. TRUE, FALSE
CREATE_SCHEMA_PROCEDURES Indicates stored procedures that can be used for generating schema files.

The following query retrieves the operators that can be used in the WHERE clause:

SELECT * FROM sys_sqlinfo WHERE Name='SUPPORTED_OPERATORS'

Note that individual tables may have different limitations or requirements on the WHERE clause; refer to the Data Model section for more information.

Columns
Name Type Description
NAME String A component of SQL syntax, or a capability that can be processed on the server.
VALUE String Detail on the supported SQL or SQL syntax.

sys_identity

Returns information about attempted modifications.

The following query retrieves the Ids of the modified rows in a batch operation:

SELECT * FROM sys_identity
Columns
Name Type Description
Id String The database-generated ID returned from a data modification operation.
Batch String An identifier for the batch. 1 for a single operation.
Operation String The result of the operation in the batch: INSERTED, UPDATED, or DELETED.
Message String SUCCESS or an error message if the update in the batch failed.

Advanced Configurations Properties

The advanced configurations properties are the various options that can be used to establish a connection. This section provides a complete list of the options you can configure. Click the links for further details.

Authentication

Property Description
AuthScheme The type of authentication to use when connecting to Adobe Analytics.
GlobalCompanyId Your company identifier. If not set the driver tries to automatically detect it.
RSID Your report suite identifier. If not set the driver tries to automatically detect it.

OAuth

Property Description
InitiateOAuth Set this property to initiate the process to obtain or refresh the OAuth access token when you connect.
OAuthClientId The client ID assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.
OAuthClientSecret The client secret assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.
OAuthAccessToken The access token for connecting using OAuth.
OAuthSettingsLocation The location of the settings file where OAuth values are saved when InitiateOAuth is set to GETANDREFRESH or REFRESH. Alternatively, you can hold this location in memory by specifying a value starting with 'memory://'.
CallbackURL The OAuth callback URL to return to when authenticating. This value must match the callback URL you specify in your app settings.
OAuthVerifier The verifier code returned from the OAuth authorization URL.
OAuthRefreshToken The OAuth refresh token for the corresponding OAuth access token.
OAuthExpiresIn The lifetime in seconds of the OAuth AccessToken.
OAuthTokenTimestamp The Unix epoch timestamp in milliseconds when the current Access Token was created.

JWT OAuth

Property Description
OAuthJWTCert The JWT Certificate store.
OAuthJWTCertType The type of key store containing the JWT Certificate.
OAuthJWTCertPassword The password for the OAuth JWT certificate.
OAuthJWTCertSubject The subject of the OAuth JWT certificate.
OAuthJWTIssuer The issuer of the Java Web Token.
OAuthJWTSubject The user subject for which the application is requesting delegated access.

SSL

Property Description
SSLServerCert The certificate to be accepted from the server when connecting using TLS/SSL.

Schema

Property Description
Location A path to the directory that contains the schema files defining tables, views, and stored procedures.
BrowsableSchemas This property restricts the schemas reported to a subset of the available schemas. For example, BrowsableSchemas=SchemaA, SchemaB, SchemaC.
Tables This property restricts the tables reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Tables=TableA, TableB, TableC.
Views Restricts the views reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Views=ViewA, ViewB, ViewC.

Miscellaneous

Property Description
MaxRows Limits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.
Other These hidden properties are used only in specific use cases.
Pagesize The maximum number of results to return per page from Adobe Analytics.
PseudoColumns This property indicates whether or not to include pseudo columns as columns to the table.
Timeout The value in seconds until the timeout error is thrown, canceling the operation.

Authentication

This section provides a complete list of authentication properties you can configure.

Property Description
AuthScheme The type of authentication to use when connecting to Adobe Analytics.
GlobalCompanyId Your company identifier. If not set the driver tries to automatically detect it.
RSID Your report suite identifier. If not set the driver tries to automatically detect it.

AuthScheme

The type of authentication to use when connecting to Adobe Analytics.

Possible Values

Auto, OAuth, OAuthJWT

Data Type

string

Default Value

Auto

Remarks
  • Auto: Lets the driver decide automatically based on the other connection properties you have set.
  • OAuth: Set this to perform OAuth authentication using a standard user account.
  • OAuthJWT: Set this to perform OAuth authentication using an OAuth service account.

GlobalCompanyId

Your company identifier. If not set the driver tries to automatically detect it.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Your company identifier. If not set the driver tries to automatically detect it.

RSID

Your report suite identifier. If not set the driver tries to automatically detect it.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Your report suite identifier. If not set the driver tries to automatically detect it.

OAuth

This section provides a complete list of OAuth properties you can configure.

Property Description
InitiateOAuth Set this property to initiate the process to obtain or refresh the OAuth access token when you connect.
OAuthClientId The client ID assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.
OAuthClientSecret The client secret assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.
OAuthAccessToken The access token for connecting using OAuth.
OAuthSettingsLocation The location of the settings file where OAuth values are saved when InitiateOAuth is set to GETANDREFRESH or REFRESH. Alternatively, you can hold this location in memory by specifying a value starting with 'memory://'.
CallbackURL The OAuth callback URL to return to when authenticating. This value must match the callback URL you specify in your app settings.
OAuthVerifier The verifier code returned from the OAuth authorization URL.
OAuthRefreshToken The OAuth refresh token for the corresponding OAuth access token.
OAuthExpiresIn The lifetime in seconds of the OAuth AccessToken.
OAuthTokenTimestamp The Unix epoch timestamp in milliseconds when the current Access Token was created.

InitiateOAuth

Set this property to initiate the process to obtain or refresh the OAuth access token when you connect.

Possible Values

OFF, GETANDREFRESH, REFRESH

Data Type

string

Default Value

OFF

Remarks

The following options are available:

  1. OFF: Indicates that the OAuth flow will be handled entirely by the user. An OAuthAccessToken will be required to authenticate.
  2. GETANDREFRESH: Indicates that the entire OAuth Flow will be handled by the connector. If no token currently exists, it will be obtained by prompting the user via the browser. If a token exists, it will be refreshed when applicable.
  3. REFRESH: Indicates that the connector will only handle refreshing the OAuthAccessToken. The user will never be prompted by the connector to authenticate via the browser. The user must handle obtaining the OAuthAccessToken and OAuthRefreshToken initially.

OAuthClientId

The client ID assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

As part of registering an OAuth application, you will receive the OAuthClientId value, sometimes also called a consumer key, and a client secret, the OAuthClientSecret.

OAuthClientSecret

The client secret assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

As part of registering an OAuth application, you will receive the OAuthClientId, also called a consumer key. You will also receive a client secret, also called a consumer secret. Set the client secret in the OAuthClientSecret property.

OAuthAccessToken

The access token for connecting using OAuth.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The OAuthAccessToken property is used to connect using OAuth. The OAuthAccessToken is retrieved from the OAuth server as part of the authentication process. It has a server-dependent timeout and can be reused between requests.

The access token is used in place of your user name and password. The access token protects your credentials by keeping them on the server.

OAuthSettingsLocation

The location of the settings file where OAuth values are saved when InitiateOAuth is set to GETANDREFRESH or REFRESH. Alternatively, you can hold this location in memory by specifying a value starting with 'memory://'.

Data Type

string

Default Value

%APPDATA%\CData\Acumatica Data Provider\OAuthSettings.txt

Remarks

When InitiateOAuth is set to GETANDREFRESH or REFRESH, the driver saves OAuth values to avoid requiring the user to manually enter OAuth connection properties and to allow the credentials to be shared across connections or processes.

Instead of specifying a file path, you can use memory storage. Memory locations are specified by using a value starting with 'memory://' followed by a unique identifier for that set of credentials (for example, memory://user1). The identifier can be anything you choose but should be unique to the user. Unlike file-based storage, where credentials persist across connections, memory storage loads the credentials into static memory, and the credentials are shared between connections using the same identifier for the life of the process. To persist credentials outside the current process, you must manually store the credentials prior to closing the connection. This enables you to set them in the connection when the process is started again. You can retrieve OAuth property values with a query to the sys_connection_props system table. If there are multiple connections using the same credentials, the properties are read from the previously closed connection.

The default location is "%APPDATA%\CData\Acumatica Data Provider\OAuthSettings.txt" with %APPDATA% set to the user's configuration directory. The default values are

  • Windows: "register://%DSN"
  • Unix: "%AppData%..."

where DSN is the name of the current DSN used in the open connection.

The following table lists the value of %APPDATA% by OS:

Platform %APPDATA%
Windows The value of the APPDATA environment variable
Linux ~/.config

CallbackURL

The OAuth callback URL to return to when authenticating. This value must match the callback URL you specify in your app settings.

Data Type

string

Default Value

http://localhost:33333

Remarks

During the authentication process, the OAuth authorization server redirects the user to this URL. This value must match the callback URL you specify in your app settings.

OAuthVerifier

The verifier code returned from the OAuth authorization URL.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The verifier code returned from the OAuth authorization URL. This can be used on systems where a browser cannot be launched such as headless systems.

Authentication on Headless Machines

See to obtain the OAuthVerifier value.

Set OAuthSettingsLocation along with OAuthVerifier. When you connect, the connector exchanges the OAuthVerifier for the OAuth authentication tokens and saves them, encrypted, to the specified file. Set InitiateOAuth to GETANDREFRESH automate the exchange.

Once the OAuth settings file has been generated, you can remove OAuthVerifier from the connection properties and connect with OAuthSettingsLocation set.

To automatically refresh the OAuth token values, set OAuthSettingsLocation and additionally set InitiateOAuth to REFRESH.

OAuthRefreshToken

The OAuth refresh token for the corresponding OAuth access token.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The OAuthRefreshToken property is used to refresh the OAuthAccessToken when using OAuth authentication.

OAuthExpiresIn

The lifetime in seconds of the OAuth AccessToken.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Pair with OAuthTokenTimestamp to determine when the AccessToken will expire.

OAuthTokenTimestamp

The Unix epoch timestamp in milliseconds when the current Access Token was created.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Pair with OAuthExpiresIn to determine when the AccessToken will expire.

JWT OAuth

This section provides a complete list of JWT OAuth properties you can configure.

Property Description
OAuthJWTCert The JWT Certificate store.
OAuthJWTCertType The type of key store containing the JWT Certificate.
OAuthJWTCertPassword The password for the OAuth JWT certificate.
OAuthJWTCertSubject The subject of the OAuth JWT certificate.
OAuthJWTIssuer The issuer of the Java Web Token.
OAuthJWTSubject The user subject for which the application is requesting delegated access.

OAuthJWTCert

The JWT Certificate store.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The OAuthJWTCertType field specifies the type of the certificate store specified by OAuthJWTCert. If the store is password protected, specify the password in OAuthJWTCertPassword.

OAuthJWTCert is used in conjunction with the OAuthJWTCertSubject

field in order to specify client certificates. If OAuthJWTCert has a value, and OAuthJWTCertSubject is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please refer to the OAuthJWTCertSubject field for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

Property Description
MY A certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CA Certifying authority certificates.
ROOT Root certificates.
SPC Software publisher certificates.

In Java, the certificate store normally is a file containing certificates and optional private keys.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

OAuthJWTCertType

The type of key store containing the JWT Certificate.

Possible Values

USER, MACHINE, PFXFILE, PFXBLOB, JKSFILE, JKSBLOB, PEMKEY_FILE, PEMKEY_BLOB, PUBLIC_KEY_FILE, PUBLIC_KEY_BLOB, SSHPUBLIC_KEY_FILE, SSHPUBLIC_KEY_BLOB, P7BFILE, PPKFILE, XMLFILE, XMLBLOB

Data Type

string

Default Value

PEMKEY_FILE

Remarks

This property can take one of the following values:

Property Description
USER For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a certificate store owned by the current user. Note: This store type is not available in Java.
MACHINE For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a machine store. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
PFXFILE The certificate store is the name of a PFX (PKCS12) file containing certificates.
PFXBLOB The certificate store is a string (base-64-encoded) representing a certificate store in PFX (PKCS12) format.
JKSFILE The certificate store is the name of a Java key store (JKS) file containing certificates. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
JKSBLOB The certificate store is a string (base-64-encoded) representing a certificate store in Java key store (JKS) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
PEMKEY_FILE The certificate store is the name of a PEM-encoded file that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
PEMKEY_BLOB The certificate store is a string (base64-encoded) that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
PUBLIC_KEY_FILE The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
PUBLIC_KEY_BLOB The certificate store is a string (base-64-encoded) that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
SSHPUBLIC_KEY_FILE The certificate store is the name of a file that contains an SSH-style public key.
SSHPUBLIC_KEY_BLOB The certificate store is a string (base-64-encoded) that contains an SSH-style public key.
P7BFILE The certificate store is the name of a PKCS7 file containing certificates.
PPKFILE The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
XMLFILE The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a certificate in XML format.
XMLBLOB The certificate store is a string that contains a certificate in XML format.

OAuthJWTCertPassword

The password for the OAuth JWT certificate.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

If the certificate store is of a type that requires a password, this property is used to specify that password in order to open the certificate store.

OAuthJWTCertSubject

The subject of the OAuth JWT certificate.

Data Type

string

Default Value

*

Remarks

When loading a certificate the subject is used to locate the certificate in the store.

If an exact match is not found, the store is searched for subjects containing the value of the property.

If a match is still not found, the property is set to an empty string, and no certificate is selected.

The special value "*" picks the first certificate in the certificate store.

The certificate subject is a comma separated list of distinguished name fields and values. For instance "CN=www.server.com, OU=test, C=US, E=support@jitterbit.com". Common fields and their meanings are displayed below.

Field Meaning
CN Common Name. This is commonly a host name like www.server.com.
O Organization
OU Organizational Unit
L Locality
S State
C Country
E Email Address

If a field value contains a comma it must be quoted.

OAuthJWTIssuer

The issuer of the Java Web Token.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The issuer of the Java Web Token. This is typically either the Client ID or Email Address of the OAuth Application.

OAuthJWTSubject

The user subject for which the application is requesting delegated access.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The user subject for which the application is requesting delegated access. Typically, the user account name or email address.

SSL

This section provides a complete list of SSL properties you can configure.

Property Description
SSLServerCert The certificate to be accepted from the server when connecting using TLS/SSL.

SSLServerCert

The certificate to be accepted from the server when connecting using TLS/SSL.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

If using a TLS/SSL connection, this property can be used to specify the TLS/SSL certificate to be accepted from the server. Any other certificate that is not trusted by the machine is rejected.

This property can take the following forms:

Description Example
A full PEM Certificate (example shortened for brevity) -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIChTCCAe4CAQAwDQYJKoZIhv......Qw== -----END CERTIFICATE-----
A path to a local file containing the certificate C:\cert.cer
The public key (example shortened for brevity) -----BEGIN RSA PUBLIC KEY----- MIGfMA0GCSq......AQAB -----END RSA PUBLIC KEY-----
The MD5 Thumbprint (hex values can also be either space or colon separated) ecadbdda5a1529c58a1e9e09828d70e4
The SHA1 Thumbprint (hex values can also be either space or colon separated) 34a929226ae0819f2ec14b4a3d904f801cbb150d

If not specified, any certificate trusted by the machine is accepted.

Certificates are validated as trusted by the machine based on the System's trust store. The trust store used is the 'javax.net.ssl.trustStore' value specified for the system. If no value is specified for this property, Java's default trust store is used (for example, JAVA_HOME\lib\security\cacerts).

Use '*' to signify to accept all certificates. Note that this is not recommended due to security concerns.

Schema

This section provides a complete list of schema properties you can configure.

Property Description
Location A path to the directory that contains the schema files defining tables, views, and stored procedures.
BrowsableSchemas This property restricts the schemas reported to a subset of the available schemas. For example, BrowsableSchemas=SchemaA, SchemaB, SchemaC.
Tables This property restricts the tables reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Tables=TableA, TableB, TableC.
Views Restricts the views reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Views=ViewA, ViewB, ViewC.

Location

A path to the directory that contains the schema files defining tables, views, and stored procedures.

Data Type

string

Default Value

%APPDATA%\AdobeAnalytics Data Provider\Schema

Remarks

The path to a directory which contains the schema files for the connector (.rsd files for tables and views, .rsb files for stored procedures). The folder location can be a relative path from the location of the executable. The Location property is only needed if you want to customize definitions (for example, change a column name, ignore a column, and so on) or extend the data model with new tables, views, or stored procedures.

If left unspecified, the default location is "%APPDATA%\AdobeAnalytics Data Provider\Schema" with %APPDATA% being set to the user's configuration directory:

Platform %APPDATA%
Windows The value of the APPDATA environment variable
Mac ~/Library/Application Support
Linux ~/.config

BrowsableSchemas

This property restricts the schemas reported to a subset of the available schemas. For example, BrowsableSchemas=SchemaA,SchemaB,SchemaC.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Listing the schemas from databases can be expensive. Providing a list of schemas in the connection string improves the performance.

Tables

This property restricts the tables reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Tables=TableA,TableB,TableC.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Listing the tables from some databases can be expensive. Providing a list of tables in the connection string improves the performance of the connector.

This property can also be used as an alternative to automatically listing views if you already know which ones you want to work with and there would otherwise be too many to work with.

Specify the tables you want in a comma-separated list. Each table should be a valid SQL identifier with any special characters escaped using square brackets, double-quotes or backticks. For example, Tables=TableA,[TableB/WithSlash],WithCatalog.WithSchema.`TableC With Space`.

Note that when connecting to a data source with multiple schemas or catalogs, you will need to provide the fully qualified name of the table in this property, as in the last example here, to avoid ambiguity between tables that exist in multiple catalogs or schemas.

Views

Restricts the views reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Views=ViewA,ViewB,ViewC.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Listing the views from some databases can be expensive. Providing a list of views in the connection string improves the performance of the connector.

This property can also be used as an alternative to automatically listing views if you already know which ones you want to work with and there would otherwise be too many to work with.

Specify the views you want in a comma-separated list. Each view should be a valid SQL identifier with any special characters escaped using square brackets, double-quotes or backticks. For example, Views=ViewA,[ViewB/WithSlash],WithCatalog.WithSchema.`ViewC With Space`.

Note that when connecting to a data source with multiple schemas or catalogs, you will need to provide the fully qualified name of the table in this property, as in the last example here, to avoid ambiguity between tables that exist in multiple catalogs or schemas.

Miscellaneous

This section provides a complete list of miscellaneous properties you can configure.

Property Description
MaxRows Limits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.
Other These hidden properties are used only in specific use cases.
Pagesize The maximum number of results to return per page from Adobe Analytics.
PseudoColumns This property indicates whether or not to include pseudo columns as columns to the table.
Timeout The value in seconds until the timeout error is thrown, canceling the operation.

MaxRows

Limits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.

Data Type

int

Default Value

-1

Remarks

Limits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.

Other

These hidden properties are used only in specific use cases.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The properties listed below are available for specific use cases. Normal driver use cases and functionality should not require these properties.

Specify multiple properties in a semicolon-separated list.

Integration and Formatting
Property Description
DefaultColumnSize Sets the default length of string fields when the data source does not provide column length in the metadata. The default value is 2000.
ConvertDateTimeToGMT Determines whether to convert date-time values to GMT, instead of the local time of the machine.
RecordToFile=filename Records the underlying socket data transfer to the specified file.

Pagesize

The maximum number of results to return per page from Adobe Analytics.

Data Type

int

Default Value

50

Remarks

The Pagesize property affects the maximum number of results to return per page from Adobe Analytics. Setting a higher value may result in better performance at the cost of additional memory allocated per page consumed.

PseudoColumns

This property indicates whether or not to include pseudo columns as columns to the table.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

This setting is particularly helpful in Entity Framework, which does not allow you to set a value for a pseudo column unless it is a table column. The value of this connection setting is of the format "Table1=Column1, Table1=Column2, Table2=Column3". You can use the "*" character to include all tables and all columns; for example, "*=*".

Timeout

The value in seconds until the timeout error is thrown, canceling the operation.

Data Type

int

Default Value

60

Remarks

If Timeout = 0, operations do not time out. The operations run until they complete successfully or until they encounter an error condition.

If Timeout expires and the operation is not yet complete, the connector throws an exception.