Issues caused by indexing anonymous contacts

  • Description

    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
April 05, 2017

Reference number:

106835, 126861

Keywords: 

  • xDB