Delayed DataBy using the Data Insertion API, you can submit delayed data (for example, from an offline application, to Adobe data collection servers.
Data from delayed submissions is available to Data Warehouse and Ad hoc analysis.
When submitting delayed data, you must send visitor data in the order it was received, (see) but you do not need to send data for different visitors in any specific order. For example, you can submit all data for visitor A before data for visitor B, even if some or all of visitor B data occurred before visitor A data.
Submitting delayed data requires an additional <timestamp> tag in the XML. Analytics discards data without a timestamp.
To view time-stamped hits, Adobe ClientCare must enable time-stamp support on the report suite, in addition to the time-stamp variable that you set. Time-stamped hits sent to a report suite that has not been enabled do not appear in the report.
Format the timestamp data, including time zone, using either the Unix timestamp format or the ISO-8601 format. For example, using the ISO-8601 format, a timestamp for a visitor event that occurred on November 17, 2009 at 5:33 PM Mountain Time (GMT-7:00:00) is as follows:
Consider the following when submitting delayed (time-stamped) data:
- You must enable time stamp support on a per-report-suite basis.
- When submitting data delayed by more than 30 minutes, do so without any pauses in the data transmission to make sure Analytics processes it as a single visit. Analytics might process delayed data as separate visits if there is more than a 100-second pause between transmission batches.
- You can also use Data Sources to send this type of data to the Marketing Cloud via FTP. For more information, see the .