Download an audience from a journey

You can download an active, calculated audience as a CSV file. This is useful if you want to troubleshoot your audience criteria, or if you want to share your audience data with a partner without an official mParticle Audience integration.

Audience downloads take some time to prepare depending on the volume of users in the audience, ranging from a few minutes up to ~6 hours for extremely large audiences.

Audience downloads are available on Real-time audiences only. To download a Standard Audience, connect and send it to an infrastructure output, like Amazon S3 via a Kinesis connection, and download it from there.

Step 1. Initiate a download

To download an audience from the the journey where it is defined:

  1. From the journey where you have defined an audience, click the three dot icon in the active audience that you wish to download.

    If the audience includes A/B Testing Variants, you can select which variants you want to download.

  2. Select the identity types you want, then click Download.

Step 2. Download the file

The download takes some time to prepare. When your download is ready, mParticle sends you an email with the download link.

The download is a ZIP file which, when extracted, will contain a CSV file for each audience or variant, plus a manifest.json file, with metadata about the files.

CSV format

Audience CSV files have a row for each identity in the audience. Remember that a single user profile can have multiple identities and, therefore, multiple rows.

The four columns show a Unix timestamp when the audience membership was retrieved for download, the mParticle ID of the profile, the identity type, and the value:

mpid, scanned_timestamp_ms, identity_value, identity_type
-1327484737295091692, 1538596779, h.jekyll.md, customer_id
5991422180106081928, 1538596729, m.hyde@example.com, email
3269816782460039080, 1580148438137, 74587f4b-3ed5-492f-a0f5-9a6c4578673d, ios_idfv

Manifest example

The manifest file is in JSON format.

{
  "archive_name": "mParticleAudiences_204223Jan022019_9dd9.zip",
  "id": "9dd9b6dc-f0ec-4acf-8b18-f3a357afe1c3",
  "audience_ids": [
    8754
  ],
  "included_identities": [
    "customer_id",
    "email"
  ],
  "manifest_generated": "2019-01-02T21:06:20.0216776Z",
  "min_timestamp_ms": 1546463100276,
  "max_timestamp_ms": 1546463100276,
  "total_rows": 18,
  "rows_by_identity": {
    "customer_id": 15,
    "email": 3
  },
  "files": [
    {
      "file_name": "8754_PotentialParisians_172136Nov292018.csv",
      "min_timestamp_ms": 1546463100276,
      "max_timestamp_ms": 1546463100276,
      "total_users": 15,
      "total_rows": 18,
      "rows_by_identity": {
        "customer_id": 15,
        "email": 3
      }
    }
  ]
}

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