Tracking Events

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We recommend that you get yourself acquainted with the concept of System Events, Custom Events and their attributes before proceeding. Doing so will help you better understand the workings of this section.

Here are a few Custom Event Templates to help you get started.

WebEngage starts tracking some events as soon as you integrate the SDK. These are called System Events and track some generic user interactions with your app and campaigns. Here's a list of the System Events that are automatically tracked by us.

You can create Custom Events to track any other user interactions that are crucial for your business. Each Custom Event can further be defined by Event Attributes like price, quantity, category, and so on. Such granular data enables you to engage users through highly contextual and personalized campaigns through all the channels of engagement.

Tracking Custom Events & Attributes

Custom Events can be tracked using the WebEngagePlugin.trackEvent method of our Flutter SDK. You can also send some associated data as Event Attributes with each Custom Event to your WebEngage dashboard. For example, in the below code snippet, Order Placed is the Custom Event and Amount is the Custom Event Attribute attached to it.

import 'package:webengage_flutter/webengage_flutter.dart';
...
    // Track simple event
      WebEngagePlugin.trackEvent('Added to Cart');

      // Track event with attributes
      WebEngagePlugin.trackEvent('Order Placed', {'Amount': 808.48});
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  • The above code snippet can be used to track Custom Event Attributes of String, Number, Boolean, Array, and Object type data.

  • For Tracking Date type Custom Event Attributes: Please use this dart package and refer to the below code snippet for accepted date formats.

final DateTime now = DateTime.now();

final DateFormat formatter = DateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSS'Z'");

WebEngagePlugin.trackEvent('Register', {'Registered On': formatter.format(now)});

Guidelines

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Custom Event names must be less than 50 characters long.

  • Custom Event Attribute names are case sensitive and must be less than 50 characters long. String attribute values must be less than 1000 characters long.

  • eventName or eventAttributeName must not start with we_. Names starting with we_ are reserved exclusively for internal use at WebEngage. Thus, to avoid data contamination for your account, such data will be ignored if used for your Custom Events.

  • Custom Event Attributes can be of these data types: String, Number, Boolean, Date, Array, Object.

  • You can create a maximum of 25 Event Attributes of each data type for a Custom Event.

  • If an Event Attribute value is Array or Object, then it cannot be used to create segments. It can only be used to personalize campaigns.

  • The first datapoint synced to WebEngage defines the data type for that event attribute. Thus, data types must be consistent with the value that you want to store against the attribute. If the data type is changed at a later date, then Custom Event Attribute data will stop flowing to your WebEngage dashboard.

Please feel free to drop in a few lines at [email protected] or get in touch with your Onboarding Manager in case you have any further queries. We're always just an email away!


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