Creating a Data Set

A Data Set is a collection of records (possibly customer profiles) that you import into SiteSpect for use with Audiences. It allows you to use data that you have collected elsewhere to further enhance your Campaigns within SiteSpect.

The following Audiences make use of Data Sets:

  • Cookie Value
  • SiteSpect User GUID
  • URL Parameter

To create a Data Set:

  1. Select NewData Set.

    The New Data Set page opens.

    Creating a Data Set - New Data Set

  2. Enter a Name for the Data Set.
  3. Enter a Stale Time for the Data Set. Stale Time is the date and time after which this data is to be considered "out-of-date" and no longer accurate. The Stale Time is informational only, and does not prevent you from using the Data Set. When a Data Set becomes stale, the label "STALE" appears on the Data Set list page.
  4. Click Save. After you click Save, SiteSpect lets you know that you've just created the Data Set and displays the Edit Data Set page. Use this page to upload data and save it to the current Data Set.

    Creating a Data Set - Edit Data Set

  5. Click Browse to locate the file that contains the data you want to upload.

    Data requirements: To prepare a data upload, create a text file on your computer in which each record is on its own line (records are delimited by a single linefeed). The maximum size of a record is 255 bytes; records exceeding this length are skipped (a warning message is displayed after the upload is finished). You may load up to 500,000 records (lines) per Load Data operation.
  6. Once you've located the file, click Load Data. SiteSpect loads the data to this Data Set.
  7. Click Save. SiteSpect reports how the upload went and how many records it discovered.

    Creating a Data Set - Edit Data Set II