Users are the main data object in Hull. Users represent individual people in Hull, for example:
There are no limits to the number of Users in your Hull Organization, or the volume of data associated with each User.
Users have a unique identifier in Hull to recognise individual people. Hull supports three types of User identifiers. Identifiers from external tools, services, and databases are then associated with the unique Hull identifier according to the set of claims ingested.
All data about individuals is stored in User profiles which are accessible via the Users tab in the Hull dashboard.
User data includes:
Data is stored as Traits (Attributes, Properties) and Events (Actions). There are no limits to the number of Traits or Events per User.
User Traits are displayed on the left hand column, and a timeline of User Events are displayed on the right-hand column.
When a User Trait or associated Account Trait is updated, or a new User event captured, then this change will be propagated to all listening connectors. You can configure this in the Settings tab in each Connector.
User Traits can also be exported via the [Export API and synced in batches to connectors using the Replay feature]](../data-lifecycle/notify#users).
User Events represent actions taken by, or taken on a person. User Events and are displayed in a timeline on the User Profile. Users can have any number of Events.
Hull auto-generates events like
Segments changed. Changes to User Traits are tracked as
Attributes Changed events.
Event retention depends on your billing plan. Events will be deleted after your period.
Hull represents companies as Accounts. Users can belong to one or zero Accounts only.
Users are assigned to Accounts when:
User Segments represent groups of Users in Hull. They are visible under the Users tab in the dashboard. They can be used to:
User Segments can be built using User Traits, Account Traits, and User Events.
User Segments are updated whenever any member of the User Segment is updated or if a new User Event is tracked. If a User Segment has a relative time component (e.g.
Last seen less than 7 days ago), these segments are updated every six hours.
Users can belong to any number of User Segments. The number of Segments is limited by your billing plan.