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Extraction templates

Learn about the advantages of using extraction templates

Extraction template is a feature that allows you to simplify the data extraction process by using the predefined set of metrics/dimensions and most common settings for such metrics/dimensions.

Global templates are available to all Improvado users.
If you create a custom template based on any global template, it is available only to your team members.

The main advantage of custom templates is that all their settings are saved. Then you can use these templates to create an unlimited number of extraction orders without any configuration changes.

The disadvantage of global templates, compared to custom ones, is the following.

When using a global template for data extraction, you configure its settings only for the current extract. These settings will NOT be saved for future use. The next time you select any global template, its settings will have default values, and you will have to customize them again.

For example, the default settings of the Ads global template for Facebook connector are the following:

  • Use unified attribution setting: No
  • Load Dynamic Metrics: No
  • Attribution Windows: 7 Days Click
  • Historical data depth: 365 days
  • Selected dimensions: 14
  • Selected metrics: 65

When you select the Ads global template for data extraction from Facebook, you will see exactly these settings.

REMEMBER: Your custom extraction templates are available for extraction / auto extraction. Create them once and you won't have to customize the settings again and again.