Nodes enable you to add, divide and store data in different containers. This is particularly useful when you want to separate data that is related to, for example, different countries, individual brands, or sales channels and similar, but still access all the relevant information in the same workspace.
There are two types of node:
- Entry nodes.
Where customer and event data is written. See Managing Entry nodes for more details.
At least one Entry node is needed for Contacthub to work.
- View nodes.
Containers that cannot be written to directly.
Instead, View nodes are populated with data from other nodes, according to the Tree hierarchy configuration and the defined Matching Policies.
See Managing View nodes, Configuring Trees and Understanding Properties and Matching Policies for more details.
A Tree defines the data hierarchy and, as a result, the priorities that are applied when aggregating and merging data in View nodes. See Configuring Trees for more details.