Tag Archives: xDB

Sitecore General error when submitting contact – Another contact with the same identifier already exists

In Sitecore when creating your own contacts you can get the following exception: 10604 10:16:27 ERROR General error when submitting contact. Exception: System.InvalidOperationException Message: Another contact with the same identifier already exists. Source: Sitecore.Analytics.MongoDB at Sitecore.Analytics.Data.DataAccess.MongoDb.MongoDbDataAdapterProvider.SaveContactWithIdentifier(IContact contact, ContactSaveOptions saveOptions) at … Continue reading

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Sitecore xDB – flush data to MongoDB

When debugging Sitecore xDB issues, it is a pain that data is not written to MongoDB directly, but you have to wait for your session to end. The legend said that you could either set the session timeout to 1 … Continue reading

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Sitecore Contacts – Create and save contacts to and from xDB (MongoDB)

The Sitecore Contact is the cornerstone of the Sitecore Experience Platform and is the place where you store every data you know about any contact, named and anonymous. UPDATE: 09-09-2016: CreateContact Updated: Thanks to moginheden for the update. UPDATE: 27-09-2016: … Continue reading

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Sitecore contact facets – Create your own facet

This article describes how to create a simple Sitecore facet consisting of a DateTime and a list of strings. A contact is made up of facets. Here are all the facets Sitecore uses (you will find the facets in \App_Config\Include\Sitecore.Analytics.Model.Config): In … Continue reading

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Sitecore 8 and Tracker.Current.Session.Identify – Overriding expired contact session lock for contact id

The new Sitecore 8 Experience Profile is a vital part, yes almost a cornerstone of the new xDB concept. In xDB, you store information about the current user, anonymous or named, as a Contact in the Experience Profile (stored in … Continue reading

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Sitecore 8 and Engagement Plans

With the introduction of the xDB in Sitecore 7.5, Sitecore also changed the analytics API. The VisitorManager have been replaced by the Tracker. The Tracker is one of the base API’s for Sitecore the new Sitecore Experience Platform (the new … Continue reading

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Sitecore and xDB – Setting up MongoDB on your developer machine

With Sitecore 7.5, Sitecore introduces xDB – the new MongoDB based DMS database. But before you say “oh no, yet another technology I have to deal with”, you should know that working with MongoDB is very easy. In fact it … Continue reading

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