Sending custom data with Multitrack
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The MultiTrack function lets you track events other than page loads.

Multitrack is flexible and allows you to track just about any type of event you want. Here are just a few examples of the events you can track:

  • Virtual page views
  • File downloads
  • The clicking of offsite links
  • The clicking of anchor links
  • Ad views

Here are a couple of multitrack examples:

Basic Mulitrack call:

Webtrends.multiTrack({
                        argsa: ["DCS.dcsuri", "/home/tab_view_history, "WT.dl", "0"]
                    })

Using Multitrack from jQuery:

$(document).ready(function () {
                $("#Webtrends_com").click(function (e) {
                    Webtrends.multiTrack({
                        argsa: ["DCS.dcsuri", "/", "WT.dl", "24", "WT.ti", "Offsite:webtrends.com"]
                    });
                });
            });

Sending custom data with Multitrack

When calling multitrack, it is very common to pass in custom key-value pairs to get added to the standard set of key-value pairs sent to Webtrends collection servers on every track event. This custom data is used for custom reporting and/or overriding the values from Webtrends' standard set of data.

There are three methods of passing custom data to MultiTrack: using the args object field, the argsa array field or passing the data as arguments to Multitrack. The args object should be a JSON object in the form { "key" : "value" }, argsa array methods uses an array in the form[ "key1", "value2", ... "keyN", "valueN" ], and when passing the data as arguments to Multitrack, use the form multiTrack([ "key1", "value2", ... "keyN", "valueN" ]).

Examples:

Using args object:

Webtrends.multiTrack({
        args: { "DCS.dcsuri" : "/Home/Account/History", 
                "WT.dl" : "0"}
});

Using argsa array:

Webtrends.multiTrack({
        argsa: ["DCS.dcsuri", "/Home/Account/History", "WT.dl", "0"]
});

Passing custom data as arguments:
Webtrends.multiTrack("DCS.dcsuri", "/FAQ/Search", "WT.oss", searchForm.elements["phrase"].value );

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