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Define a user session using a flow

You can perform session analysis in Interana using a flow. At a high level, you create a flow that contains only one flow step, and choose a condition or a timeout due to inactivity to end the flow.

To analyze a standard web session, you might choose an inactivity timeout of 30 minutes. Or for a marketing campaign, you might start a window when you start the campaign, and end it at either a purchase or a 30 day timeout.

Create a session using a flow

  1. Click Apps, then Flows.
  2. Define your first (and only) step. Typically you might start the flow on a login, or on any event (all events), for example.
  3. Delete the remaining flow step templates.
  4. Define an inactivity timeout to end the flow as follows:
    1. Below Global Rules, click add rule...
    2. Define a timeout appropriate for a session in your experience. For example, for a web session, choose an inactivity timeout of 30 minutes. See Understand flow definition conditions for more information.
  5. Specify a name for the flow and click Go at the bottom of the page.
  6. Click Save at the top right.

Now that you've defined a flow that models your session experience, you can analyze the session using Distribution View or Explore. Define a session metric using a flow property, and use the flow property to filter or split by.

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