I have a requirement to identify the returning user which haven't yet created their profile. I know that Sitecore gives the unique identifier to the anonymous user based on the device and stores the information in the cookie.

But when I am trying to get the interactions data from the xConnect API using below code:

var session = Sitecore.Analytics.Tracker.Current.Session.Interaction

I am only getting the pages from the current visit of the user. Even though I am using the same device and same browser.

How do I get all the previous sessions that visitor has browsed assuming they haven't cleared their browser cookies.

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You can use ContactRepository to load previous interactions:

ContactRepository contactRepository = Factory.CreateObject("tracking/contactRepository", true) as ContactRepository;//or new ContactRepository();
IEnumerable<IInteractionData> lastInteraction = contactRepository.LoadHistoricalInteractions(contactid, visitsToLoad, pastDateTime, currentDateTime);


  • visitsToLoad - amount of visits that you are interested in.(Could be int.MaxValue)
  • pastDateTime - from what date filter, could be null
  • currentDateTime - to what date filter, could be null
  • I am getting the below error on the first line Could not find configuration node: tracking/contactRepository. I had a look into the configuration I can see <tracking> <contactManager type="Sitecore.Analytics.Tracking.ContactManager, Sitecore.Analytics" singleInstance="true" patch:source="Sitecore.Analytics.Tracking.Database.config">...</contactManager> I am not sure why it is not able to find it.
    – Arun Kumar
    Commented Feb 3, 2018 at 14:19
  • Also my xDB index in solr has nothing in it. It doesn't have any documents.
    – Arun Kumar
    Commented Feb 3, 2018 at 14:42
  • can you try new ContactRepository() instead of Factory.CreateObject("tracking/contactRepository", true) as ContactRepository; ?
    – Anton
    Commented Feb 3, 2018 at 16:52
  • It seems to give me the historical interactions. Thanks for the help :)
    – Arun Kumar
    Commented Feb 5, 2018 at 5:07

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