Issues caused by indexing anonymous contacts

  • The indexing of anonymous contacts can cause low indexing performance or analytics index size growth. You can solve these issues by disabling the indexing of anonymous contacts and their interactions.

  • To disable the indexing of anonymous contacts:

    For XP 8.1 Update-2 (rev. 160302):

    • Install the following hotfix using the Installation Wizard application:
      Sitecore CMS 8.1 rev. 160302 Hotfix 126216-2.zip.
    • In the \App_Config\Include\Sitecore.ContentSearch.Analytics.config file, set the "ContentSearch.Analytics.IndexAnonymousContacts" setting value to "false":
      <setting name="ContentSearch.Analytics.IndexAnonymousContacts" value="false"/>

    For XP 8.1 Update-3 (rev. 160519) and XP 8.2:

    • In the \App_Config\Include\Sitecore.ContentSearch.Analytics.config file, set the "ContentSearch.Analytics.IndexAnonymousContacts" setting value to "false":
      <setting name="ContentSearch.Analytics.IndexAnonymousContacts" value="false"/>

Applies to:

CMS 8.1 Update-2+

April 05, 2017
October 21, 2019

Reference number:

106835, 126861

Keywords: 

  • xDB