@mattab opened this Issue on April 20th 2013 Owner

For the segment editor #2135 and for custom alerts #1486 we need an API that returns the suggested values for a given segment.

The API should be simple to use and fast, and return a plain list of unique strings that have been used for the request segment, to assist users in creating segments.

@mattab commented on April 20th 2013 Owner

In 35f975accb45152dd669e0009237eed3dc6ada2b: Fixes #3904:

  • new segment 'siteSearchKeyword'
    Fixes #3903, #3905:
  • adding few fields in the Live API output to accomodate getSuggestedValuesForSegment
  • renamed other fields for consistency with segment names
    Fixes #3906:
  • new API: getSuggestedValuesForSegment which returns top suggested values for a particular segment. It uses the Live.getLastVisitsDetails API to fetch the most recently used values, and will show the most used values first
  • Adding tests for everything. The test case actually generates data for all segments so that VisitsSummary.get returns some data for each of the 47 segments being tested returns some data.
    How it works:
    • generate extended data in fixture
    • Tests (1) call getSuggestedValuesForSegment for each segment, check there is some data returned for each segment
    • get the first suggested value from the list,
    • Tests (2) call VisitsSummary.get with this segment value, eg. countryCode==ru.
    • I worked this way for all 47 segments until all tests had some data ==> now we know that all segments have been tested and that the auto suggest works for all segments. TDD FTW!
@mattab commented on April 21st 2013 Owner

In ea240af531caeb85a9fec84c05b2714216175156: Refs #3906

  • Speeding up the suggestion list by only requesting actions when they are really needed
@mattab commented on April 21st 2013 Owner

In 3069828eff80e45a5f9ce661729adcebbb70fa6c: Refs #3906

  • Speeding up the suggestion list by only selecting visitors that have a value set for the requested segment
This Issue was closed on April 21st 2013
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