Adobe Experience Platform Debugger provides a suite of useful tools for testing and debugging a website that has been tooled with an Adobe Target implementation. This guide covers some common workflows and best practices for using Platform Debugger on a Target-enabled website.
To use Platform Debugger for Target, the website must be using the at.js library version 1.x or higher. Previous versions are not supported.
Open the website you want to test in a browser, and then open the Platform Debugger extension.
Select Target in the left navigation. If Platform Debugger detects that a compatible version of at.js is running on the site, Adobe Target implementation details are shown.
Information about the implementation’s global configuration is displayed at the top of the Target view in Platform Debugger.
|Client Code||A unique ID that identifies your organization.|
|Version||The version of the Adobe Target library currently installed on the website.|
|Global Request Name||The name of the global mbox for the Target implementation, the default name being
|Page Load Event||A boolean value indicating whether a page load event has taken place. Page load events are only supported for at.js 2.x. For non-compatible versions, this value defaults to
Select Network Requests to view summary information on each network request made on the page.
As you perform actions on the page (including reloading the page), new columns are automatically added to the table, allowing you to view the sequence of actions and how values are altered between each request.
The following values are captured:
|Page Title||The title of the page that initiated this request.|
|Page URL||The URL of the page that initiated the request.|
|URL||The raw URL of the request.|
|Method||The HTTP method for the request.|
|Query String||The query string of the request, taken from the URL.|
|POST Body||The body of the request (only set for POST requests).|
|Pathname||The pathname of the request URL.|
|Hostname||The hostname of the request URL.|
|Domain||The domain of the request URL.|
|Timestamp||A timestamp of when the request (or event) took place, within the browser’s timezone.|
|Time Since Page Load||The elapsed time since the page initially loaded at the time of the request.|
|Initiator||The initiator of the request. In other words, who made the request?|
|clientCode||The identifier for your organization’s account as recognized by Target.|
|requestType||The API that was used for the request. If using at.js 1.x, the value is
|Audience Manager Blob||Provides information on encrypted Audience Manager metadata referred to as the “blob”.|
|Audience Location Hint||The data collection region ID. This is a numeric identifier for the geographic location of a particular ID service data center. For more information, see the Audience Manager documentation on DCS Region IDs, Locations, and Host Names and the Experience Cloud Identity Service guide on
|Browser Height||The browser height in pixels.|
|Browser Time Offset||The browser’s time offset associated with its timezone.|
|Browser Width||The browser width in pixels.|
|Color Depth||The color depth of the screen.|
|context||An object that contains contextual information about the browser used to make the request, including screen dimensions and client platform.|
|prefetch||The parameters that are used in during
|execute||The parameters that are used during
|Experience Cloud Visitor ID||If one is detected, provides information on the Experience Cloud ID (ECID) that is assigned to the current site visitor.|
|experienceCloud||Holds the Experience Cloud IDs for this specific user session: an A4T supplemental data ID, and a visitor ID (ECID).|
|id||The Target ID for the visitor.|
|Mbox Host||The host that the Target request was made to.|
|Mbox PC||A string that encapsulates the
|Mbox Referrer||The URL referrer for the specific
|Mbox URL||The URL for the
|Mbox Version||The version of
|requestId||A unique ID for the request.|
|Screen Height||The height of the screen in pixels.|
|Screen Width||The width of the screen in pixels.|
|Supplemental Data ID||A system-generated ID used to match visitors with corresponding Adobe Target and Adobe Analytics calls. See the A4T troubleshooting guide for more information.|
|vst||The Experience Cloud Identity Service API configuration.|
|webGLRenderer||Provides information on the WebGL renderer used on the page, if applicable.|
To view the details for a parameter on a particular network event, select the table cell in question. A popover appears providing further information on the parameter, including a description and its value. If the value is a JSON object, the dialog includes a fully navigable view of the object’s structure.
Select Configuration to enable or disable a selection of additional debugging tools for Target.
|Target Console Logging||When enabled, allows you access at.js logs in the browser’s console tab. This feature can also be enabled by adding an
|Target Diable||When enabled, all Target functionalities are disabled on the page. This can be used to determine if a Target-specific offer is what is causing the issue on the page.|
|Target Trace||Note: You must be logged in to enable this feature.
When enabled, tracking tokens are sent with every quest, and a trace object is returned in each response.