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Correctly Creating a Data Element

robertw54618073
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Hello,

On our websites product pages, visitors have the ability to view, download or share various types of resources/reading material.  Resource Types include Catalogs, Installation Documents, Part Drawings, etc.  What I'm trying to do is capture the Resource Typed that is clicked after a visitor clicks view, download or share.  (examples below)

 

I created a data element to capture the value for the resource type

I also created a rule which is structured as:  IF a visitor clicks on one of the three resource options (view, download, share).  THEN set an eVar to capture the text of the resource type.  

 

When I went to check this rule, I noticed that the data element being recorded was always the first resource type listed on that page.  So in the below example, "Catalog Cut Sheets" are listed first, but if I clicked on download a Catalog, the data element would see that as a Catalog Cut Sheet.  

 

I'm sure there's a way to capture the correct value based on how far down the page a visitor clicks; however I'm not familiar enough with page code/CSS Selectors to find this on my own.  

 

So my question... is there a way to record the resource type clicked on so that I don't keep capturing the first product listed on each product page?  

 

Example Product Page:  https://www.panduit.com/en/products/copper-systems/connectors/modular-plugs/mp588-c.html

 

 

| Resource Type |        | File Name |                  | View - Download - Share |

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Any feedback would be appreciated!  

 

Thanks!

 

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evolytics_brian
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@robertw54618073 -

Assuming you only need this data for this particular rule, I would probably go with a data element-free approach. Try the following:

  1. Set the selector for your click action in the rule to: tr.pdp-resource-row li.list-inline-item
  2. Remove the current eVar setting in your "set variables" action
  3. Add the following as custom code:

    var linkText = this.innerText;
    var resourceRow = this.closest("tr.pdp-resource-row");
    var resourceType = resourceRow.querySelector("td.resource-title").innerText;
    s.prop1 = resourceType + "|" + linkText.trim().replace(/\n/g, " ");
    s.linkTrackVars += ",prop1";

  4. Change the prop1 references to whatever eVar or prop you want to use
  5. Save and test your updates

In short, we're targeting the links and images for each document download/share/save. Any time one of them is clicked, we grab the link text, then traverse up the DOM to get the resource type. The strings are then scrubbed (remove excess spacing and line breaks) before being joined with a pipe (|) and assigned to the appropriate prop/eVar. Some sample values:

  • Installation Documents|DownloadPDF
  • Catalogs|DownloadPDF
  • Part Drawings|ViewDXF (1.79MB)

You could also easily add the resource description (title), force it all to lower case, or do further scrubbing should you want to clean the text up more. (For example, you may want to get rid of the file size information that is attached to the download links.)

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evolytics_brian
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@robertw54618073 -

Assuming you only need this data for this particular rule, I would probably go with a data element-free approach. Try the following:

  1. Set the selector for your click action in the rule to: tr.pdp-resource-row li.list-inline-item
  2. Remove the current eVar setting in your "set variables" action
  3. Add the following as custom code:

    var linkText = this.innerText;
    var resourceRow = this.closest("tr.pdp-resource-row");
    var resourceType = resourceRow.querySelector("td.resource-title").innerText;
    s.prop1 = resourceType + "|" + linkText.trim().replace(/\n/g, " ");
    s.linkTrackVars += ",prop1";

  4. Change the prop1 references to whatever eVar or prop you want to use
  5. Save and test your updates

In short, we're targeting the links and images for each document download/share/save. Any time one of them is clicked, we grab the link text, then traverse up the DOM to get the resource type. The strings are then scrubbed (remove excess spacing and line breaks) before being joined with a pipe (|) and assigned to the appropriate prop/eVar. Some sample values:

  • Installation Documents|DownloadPDF
  • Catalogs|DownloadPDF
  • Part Drawings|ViewDXF (1.79MB)

You could also easily add the resource description (title), force it all to lower case, or do further scrubbing should you want to clean the text up more. (For example, you may want to get rid of the file size information that is attached to the download links.)

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yuhuisg
Community Advisor
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@robertw54618073 take note that in @evolytics_brian's solution, "this.closest()" is unsupported in IE. So if you need to support that browser, you'll need to also provide a polyfill in your Custom Code: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Element/closest#polyfill
robertw54618073
Level 2
Level 2

@yuhuisg- Thank you for the additional Polyfill info!

@evolytics_brian - I appreciate your response!  Before adding in the Polyfill, I was unable to get this rule to fire successfully.  I set this up with an eVar which is returning the value "products" for all instances.  
I'm guessing the custom code might not be set up correctly.  Here is what the current Launch rule looks like:

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var linkText = this.innerText;
var resourceRow = this.closest("tr.pdp-resource-row");
var resourceType = resourceRow.querySelector("td.resource-title").innerText;
s.evar91 = resourceType + "|" + linkText.trim().replace(/\n/g, " ");
s.linkTrackVars += ",evar91";

evolytics_brian
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

@robertw54618073- Overall, I think your setup looks fine. The two things I'd look at first are:

  1. Check the "Advanced" settings on the click event config screen:
    evolytics_brian_0-1611682222567.png
  2. In the "set variables" screen, make sure you're not setting eVar91 in the GUI, then set the correct casing in the code. It should be "eVar91" instead of "evar91".

 

robertw54618073
Level 2
Level 2

@evolytics_brian- THANK YOU again for the help! I guess all I needed to do was to change 'evar' to 'eVar'...

The updated rule appears to be working correctly now

 

robertw54618073_0-1611687113503.png

 

evolytics_brian
Community Advisor
Community Advisor
Happy to help, @robertw54618073. Glad it worked out for you. (On a side note, I did some analytics consulting work for Panduit a number of years ago, so it's kind of fun to revisit the site.)