As you now know, major changes are underway in the Analytics Suite.
In moving from the current engine to the new Data Query 3 engine, some properties will be dropped, as they will be replaced by others, or refer to features that will not be carried in the new engine.
To prepare for this abandonment, these properties will be renamed on the 6th of February 2020.
Which properties will be affected?
|Property API Labels
|Other level 2s
|Position of keywords
|RSS Reader information
|Visitor ID (num)
|Visitor ID (text)
Other properties are affected, we have detailed important information in these articles:
- Changes in properties in the Data Query 3 engine (and soon in the other modules)
- No more translation for some Property values
- Major changes in the Visitors & Users notions
At the beginning of February 2020, these properties will be amended with the term "(deprecated)". For example, "Loading of rays seen" will become "Loading of rays seen (depreciated)".
What are the consequences in the Analytics Suite?
The main change will occur in the Reporting API and Data Flow API calls, but also in the scheduled Data Query and Data Flow exports. The column labels will be modified accordingly, so you have to adapt the automated processing on your side if it is based on the column labels.
It is therefore possible that the layout of your Dashboards will be altered because the labels of some properties will be lengthened.