Lowercase D=g

clintg36

13-06-2018

Hi, I am sure this isn't a new question but I can't find it anywhere in the forums.

I am using 'D=g' in multiple places in our reporting to get the url, we are having a problem however with URLs where one customer enters upper case characters and another customer enters lower case characters. 

How can I force the results of 'D=g' to be either upper or lower case without replacing 'D=g' with a data element that holds the url?

Thanks!

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StewSchilling

MVP

14-06-2018

Disclaimer - This is perhaps not supported... but at any rate, you might try this:

In your s.doPlugins function, add this line:

s.pageURL = s.pageURL.toLowerCase();

In my tests, I found that this value is the source of s.g when the beacon is composed and transmitted.

Thanks for the question.  I learned something today!

-Stew

clintg36

14-06-2018

Thanks for responding Jantzen,

I was hoping not to have to transmit and convert the whole url for each time I reference the url.  I would like to have the advantage of using the D=g shorthand, but have the result turned all lowercase when the D=g is converted into a url on the Adobe server end. 

Certainly I could store the URL in a data element and force it lowercase there using DTM or custom code, but then I have a number of large URL strings in every beacon call instead of a quick simple "D=g".  Not to mention a lot of refactoring.

StewSchilling

MVP

14-06-2018

Oh!

It looks like this is absolutely supported and is the same thing that Gigazelle was referring to.

Link to documentation : pageURL

I think it's super nice to think that I could use this to remove user-specific query string arguments so that URL aggregation would be cleaner / easier.

clintg36

14-06-2018

Thanks Gigazelle, that was exactly what I was hoping to avoid.  But it sounds like that is my only alternative. I appreciate the confirmation.

Would be nice if when launch comes around we had a "D=gl" or a "d=g" or something to give us this functionality without losing the minified representation. 

jantzen_belliston-Adobe

Community Manager

14-06-2018

Yeah, that makes sense. I've tagged our Analytics community manager incase he knows of some tricks in processing rules or some other function of Analytics that might accomplish this.

jantzen_belliston-Adobe

Community Manager

14-06-2018

You may need to run the URL through a function to normalize the case. I know basic javascript has an easy method for this.

JavaScript String toLowerCase() Method

Gigazelle​ - is there something within Analytics that the customer can use to normalize case?