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Event should Fire only on the first click ideally

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Hi Team,

We wanted to calculate some high interest rate where user landing on the product page and clicking basically component click, Links etc.

 

Is there any possible way to track the first click.?

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You can also apply a condition to your click rule:

 

Here is a sample for 1 click per page view:

Jennifer_Dungan_0-1691006297268.png

 

But you have many options, such as per session or user, etc:

Jennifer_Dungan_1-1691006357909.png

 

 

Now this will prevent tracking for any additional clicks... but if you are just trying to distinguish the first click from other clicks....

 

You could always use the cookie option as suggested by Yuhuisg.

 

 

How are you planning on using this? It's also possible you may be able to create a segment in your existing data without changing how your data is collected?

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Community Advisor

You could set a cookie in the user's browser to indicate that he has clicked a link. So in your implementation, you'll have something like this:

if (cookie exists) {
  don't track
} else {
  do track
  set cookie
}

(That is obviously not valid code.)

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Correct answer by
Community Advisor

You can also apply a condition to your click rule:

 

Here is a sample for 1 click per page view:

Jennifer_Dungan_0-1691006297268.png

 

But you have many options, such as per session or user, etc:

Jennifer_Dungan_1-1691006357909.png

 

 

Now this will prevent tracking for any additional clicks... but if you are just trying to distinguish the first click from other clicks....

 

You could always use the cookie option as suggested by Yuhuisg.

 

 

How are you planning on using this? It's also possible you may be able to create a segment in your existing data without changing how your data is collected?

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Level 2

@Jennifer_Dungan @yuhuisg Thank you !! Yes, Trying to distinguish the first click from other clicks. Works fine.

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Community Advisor

You could also use one rule with a condition for the first click to just set a value (not send a beacon), then the "all clicks" rules can fire (adding in the data from the first rule to indicate the "first click" nature...

 

You just need to be sure that the rules fire in order, and that the data collects correctly for first vs subsequent.