What is the difference between a library and a profile?

andrea_kebalo
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What is the difference between a library and a profile?

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Hi Andrea, Take a look at this post and the other post embedded in it. https://community.tealiumiq.com/t5/Developers/Managing-Profiles/m-p/2475 If you have further questions I would be happy to jump on a call with you. Best, Josh

What is the difference between a library and a profile?

Tealium Employee

A profile contains the elements that make up your Tealium iQ implementation. This include which Tags you want to load, the conditions that determine when those Tags load (load rules), what data points are passed to your Tags (data sources), and any manipulations of those data points that occur before they're sent (extensions). When you include Tealium's code in your site's source, you specify which profile you want to have that site load. A profile library contains all the same elements as a regular profile. However, a profile library is never meant to be referenced by a site directly. Instead, your other profiles pull in the elements contained in your profile library. So, if you have several profiles that use the same elements (Tags, data sources, load rules, etc.), you can include these elements in one profile library, and set up your regular profiles to pull in those elements by linking them to the library. This provides you with a single location (the library) to modify these elements if you need, and have those changes automatically propagate to your profiles. Now there are a few caveats to be aware of, such as the need to publish your profiles if you update libraries they're linked to. You can find more information on profile libraries, see the article on profile inheritance (https://community.tealiumiq.com/t5/Developers/Profile-Inheritance/m-p/1329)

 

Let us know if you have more questions.

 

Thanks, Seth

What is the difference between a library and a profile?

Giri3072
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Bronze Contributor Giri3072
I could not able to visit the link. It says Access denied

"You do not have sufficient privileges for this resource or its parent to perform this action"

What is the difference between a library and a profile?

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Hi @Giri3072 ,

Thanks for reporting those broken links. We will get those fixed soon. In the meantime, here is the current page:

Managing Profile Libraries

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