Hi guys,

I have a fairly simple question. I have created some custom facets and tested them for known Contacts and they work. But when I do the same regarding Anonymous Contacts, I could not set the custom facets being set on it.

anonymous facets on db

I could not find anything in Sitecore documentation about it. Do you think it is even possible?

Here is my code for getting the contact for known and anonymous contact:

string contactId = CurrentTracker.Contact.ContactId.ToString("N");
        var trackerIdentifier = IsAnonymous ? new IdentifiedContactReference(Constants.IdentifierSource, contactId) 
            : new IdentifiedContactReference(ContactSource, Identifier);

        using (var client = SitecoreXConnectClientConfiguration.GetClient())
                var facets = new string[]

                return client.Get<Contact>(trackerIdentifier, new ContactExpandOptions(facets));
            catch (XdbExecutionException ex)
                Log.Error($"Could not load contact by identifier {contactId}", ex, this);
                return null;
  • Is the anonymous contact saved? Also, can you save any of the built-in facets?
    – grg
    Commented Jun 25, 2019 at 13:48
  • Yes the anonymous contact is saved. And the built-in PersonalInformation facet fields like first name and last name is also saved. Commented Jun 25, 2019 at 14:07
  • Are you sure that your custom model json file is copied to XConnect?
    – grg
    Commented Jun 25, 2019 at 15:00
  • 100% possible. Do it all the time. Can you post your facet saving code. That is more important than the getting code.
    – Chris Auer
    Commented Jun 25, 2019 at 19:39
  • Of course, it is possible. It doesn't matter is your contact anonymous or known. Did you save contact changes with client.Submit()? Check log files for xconnect errors.
    – x3mxray
    Commented Jun 26, 2019 at 6:56

1 Answer 1


Yes you can save custom facets for Anonymous contact as well.

I have written a blog for creating and save custom facets, please refer both the blogs and verify if you missed anything.

A method CurrentTracker.Session.IdentifyAs() in Sitecore.Analytics interface, it is used to make your contact from Unknown (Anonymous) to Known.

Let me know in case you need further help.


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