Some duplicate pairs (
event_id) can be expected in the
all_events table, as long as the
event_table_name value is different for the rows that share an event ID.
If you have two event definitions that overlap, it’s possible for a single event with a unique event ID to qualify for multiple event definitions.
Let’s say you have two click event definitions: one that captures every click on your platform and one that captures clicks on a specific element. A click event that qualifies for the first event will automatically qualify for the second event because the first event captures any click.
If both event definitions are synced to Heap Connect, they will each have their own event table downstream and a single event that qualifies for both definitions will appear on both tables with the same event ID. An event will always have just one event ID, even if it qualifies for multiple event definitions (and by extension, is included on multiple event tables in your data warehouse).
all_events table is a
UNION of every individual event table that has been synced to your data warehouse. If both individual event tables include the same event, then the
all_events table will show duplicate event IDs. However, these two rows will have different
The primary key for
all_events should be a composite of
event_table_name. In individual event tables, a composite of
event_id should suffice.