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Copying Events, Metrics and Measures

Flow allows you to copy and paste events, metrics and measures. This is expected functionality, however, it is worth discussing a few concepts regarding how Flow handles the paste operation. If you understand how this works, Flow can be used very effectively to speed up the configuration of large systems.

Copying an Event

When pasting an event into a folder, Flow will use the source and destination folders in a “search and replace” manner. Copy “Filler 1 Run” and paste it into the “Filler 2” folder. Flow uses the source folder (i.e. “Filler 1”) and replaces it in the name of the new event with the destination folder (i.e. “Filler 2”). It is recommended that you standardize on a naming convention for folders and events so that this paste functionality can be used to your benefit.

Open the new “Filler 2 Run” Event, set the “Tag” properties to the correct references for triggers and attribute segments and then deploy …

Copying a Metric

Similar to an Event, when copying a metric into a folder, Flow will use the source and destination folders in a “search and replace” manner. Copy the “Filler 1” metric and paste it into the “Filler 2” folder. Flow uses the source folder (i.e. “Filler 1”) and replaces it in the name of the new metric (and all the metric’s measures) with the destination folder (i.e. “Filler 2”).

After pasting the new metric, you will need to edit the retrieval properties of any Retrieved Measures, as well as validate the calculations in any Calculated Measures.

 

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