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This page describes what to do in case of an Icinga alert. For more information you could search the govuk-puppet repo for the source of the alert

Enhanced ecommerce data export

This process is related to collection of data for analytics and is run daily so that data can be uploaded to GA for newly created content. This process can be rerun multiple times without side effect.

Enhanced Ecommerce is a Google Analytics tool which measures user interactions with lists of items. We use it on GOV.UK to investigate search relevancy by looking at how often links in search results are clicked compared to how often they are shown.

Ecommerce events only send the content_id to google analytics. In order to make the data valuable we upload additional data fields linked to the content_id which can then be used for reporting within GA. GA refers to this process as a query time import.

This task is responsible for generating the data file on the production server search-1.api and deleting historical files - we currently keep the last 10 files on record.

The file is left in the /data/export/enhanced_ecommerce directory. It can be copied from the server and manually uploaded into GA.

If the check fails:

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