Sitecore Analytics is a commonly used alias for the product that is nowadays called Sitecore xDB. As evidenced by the usage of , it is not seen by users as directly related to the Experience Analytics module or reporting in general.

I propose that we make to be a synonym of .

If you agree or disagree, please go to the following page and vote the proposed synonyms up or down:


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Experience Analytics questions should be marked with . It comes up as a suggestion when starting to type either "exp" and "ana".

is available as well for reporting-related questions.

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    I disagree with xDB but can't vote on the proposed synonym. DMS is a thing that exists out on the wild that is different than xDB. dms and xdb can stand up on their own. Oct 26, 2016 at 12:12
  • @PeteNavarra How about analytics? Oct 26, 2016 at 13:04
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    I tried to disagree with that one too, right up until I talked myself into it. =) Oct 26, 2016 at 13:05
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    I can't vote on those either, but also disagree. DMS = sql based, xDB = mongo based, each of each bring about their own issues and reports. Analytics could equally apply to DMS and xDB so not sure it should be made a synonym either. Remember, what may be "common" to a 8.x customer may not be to a 7.2 customer.
    – jammykam
    Oct 26, 2016 at 13:34
  • @jammykam if something is specific to DMS or xDB, it should not be tagged as analytics. This tag is too ambiguous, so we should stop users from using it. I think the best thing to do would be to make it a synonym of xdb and then go over all questions (there aren't so many) and retag if necessary. That will result in a much smaller set of changes (and hence, bumped posts) than a manual retag without a synonym. Oct 26, 2016 at 13:39


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