Segment Schema Limits

How many unique events can be logged in my Segment Schema table?

While you can technically track unlimited events with Segment, only the first 4,000 events will be visible on the Schema page for a given Source. After you hit the 4,000 event limit, all future events will still be tracked and sent to your Destinations. They will not, however, be logged in the Segment Schema table.

How many unique event properties and traits can be logged on the event details page?

While you can track unlimited event properties and traits with Segment, the Schema page has the following default limits:

  • Properties: The event details page for a specific event can only show the first 300 properties by default.
  • Traits: The Identify page can only show the first 300 traits by default.

After you hit the limit for both properties or traits, future properties and traits are still tracked and sent to your Destinations, but they won’t appear on the event details page. This limit includes nested properties in an event’s properties object.

These limits can also affect the traits and properties that you can see in the Computed Trait and Audience builder tools in Engage. If expected traits or properties do not appear in these tools, contact the Segment Support team.

How can I clear the Schema if I have hit the limits?

If you hit any of the limits or would like to clear out old events or properties, you can clear the Schema data from your Source Settings. In your Source, navigate to Settings, then Schema Configuration. Scroll down to the Clear Schema History setting.

Clear your Schema data with Clear Schema History

Clearing events from the Source Schema only clears them from the Segment interface. It does not impact the data sent to your destinations or warehouses. Once you clear the events, the Schema page starts to repopulate new events.

How can I remove specific events from my Source Schema?

You can archive events in order to declutter the Source Schema. If your Source Schema is connected to a Tracking Plan, events need to be blocked or unplanned for you to archive them. If your Source Schema not connected to a Tracking Plan, you must disable the event to see the archive button.

Archiving an event triggers an “Schema Event Archived” activity to the Audit Trail.

To view archived events, you can filter your view by “Archived”.

While this is particularly useful for Protocols customers that want to keep events “Unplanned yet acknowledged” and build a process to monitor for unplanned events, Protocols is not required to use this feature.

How can I remove properties from my Source Schema?

At this time, you cannot clear or archive old event properties individually. An alternative to this is to archive the event itself and then clear the archive. After you clear the archive, the event will re-populate in the schema with only the current properties.

This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2023

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