Adobe plug-in: pt

This plug-in is provided by Adobe Consulting as a courtesy to help you get more value out of Adobe Analytics. Adobe Customer Care does not provide support with this plug-in, including installation or troubleshooting. If you require help with this plug-in, contact your organization’s Adobe Account Team. They can arrange a meeting with a consultant for assistance.

The pt plug-in executes a function or method on a list of Analytics variables. For example, you can selectively run the clearVars function on several variables without manually calling the function each time. Several other plug-ins depend on this code to run correctly. This plug-in is not necessary if you have no need to run a specific function on more than one Analytics variable at a time, or if you’re not using any dependent plug-ins.

Install the plug-in using the Web SDK or Web SDK extension

This plug-in is not yet supported for use within the Web SDK.

Install the plug-in using the Adobe Analytics extension

Adobe offers an extension that allows you to use most commonly-used plug-ins with Adobe Analytics.

  1. Log in to Adobe Experience Platform Data Collection using your AdobeID credentials.

  2. Click the desired tag property.

  3. Go to the Extensions tab, then click on the Catalog button

  4. Install and publish the Common Analytics Plugins extension

  5. If you haven’t already, create a rule labeled “Initialize Plug-ins” with the following configuration:

    • Condition: None
    • Event: Core – Library Loaded (Page Top)
  6. Add an action to the above rule with the following configuration:

    • Extension: Common Analytics Plugins
    • Action Type: Initialize pt
  7. Save and publish the changes to the rule.

Install the plug-in using custom code editor

If you do not want to use the Common Analytics Plugins plug-in extension, you can use the custom code editor.

  1. Log in to Adobe Experience Platform Data Collection using your AdobeID credentials.
  2. Click on the desired property.
  3. Go to the Extensions tab, then click the Configure button under the Adobe Analytics extension.
  4. Expand the Configure tracking using custom code accordion, which reveals the Open Editor button.
  5. Open the custom code editor and paste the plug-in code provided below into the edit window.
  6. Save and publish the changes to the Analytics extension.

Install the plug-in using AppMeasurement

Copy and paste the following code anywhere in the AppMeasurement file after the Analytics tracking object is instantiated (using s_gi). Preserving comments and version numbers of the code in your implementation helps Adobe with troubleshooting any potential issues.

/******************************************* BEGIN CODE TO DEPLOY *******************************************/
/* Adobe Consulting Plugin: pt v3.0 */
function pt(l,de,cf,fa){var b=l,d=de,f=cf,g=fa;if("-v"===b)return{plugin:"pt",version:"3.0"};a:{if("undefined"!==typeof window.s_c_il){var a=0;for(var c;a<window.s_c_il.length;a++)if(c=window.s_c_il[a],c._c&&"s_c"===c._c){a=c;break a}}a=void 0}if("undefined"!==typeof a&&("3.0",b&&a[f])){b=b.split(d||",");d=b.length;for(var e=0;e<d;e++)if(c=a[f](b[e],g))return c}};
/******************************************** END CODE TO DEPLOY ********************************************/

Use the plug-in

The pt function uses the following arguments:

  • l (required, string): A list of variables that the function contained in the cf argument can execute against.
  • de (optional, string): The delimiter that separates the list of variables in the l argument. Defaults to a comma (,).
  • cf (required, string): The name of the callback function contained in the AppMeasurement object to be called against each of the variables contained in the l argument.
  • fa (optional, string): If the function in the cf argument calls for additional arguments when it runs, include them here. Defaults to undefined.

Calling this function returns a value if the callback function (in the cf argument) returns a value.

Example Calls

Example #1

The following code is part of the getQueryParam plug-in. It runs the getParameterValue helper function against each of the key-value pairs that are contained in the URL’s querystring (fullQueryString). In other to extract each key-value pair, the fullQueryString must be delimited and split out by an ampersand “&” character. The parameterKey refers to the query string parameter that the plug-in is specifically trying to extract from the query string

returnValue = pt(fullQueryString, "&", "getParameterValue", parameterKey)

The above line is a shortcut for running code that resembles the following:

var returnValue = "",
  parameters = fullQueryString.split("&"),
  parametersLength = parameters.length;
for(var i = 0; i < parametersLength; i++)
  returnValue = getParameterValue(parameters[i], parameterKey);
  if(returnValue !== "") break;

Version History

3.0 (March 19, 2021)

  • Added version number as context data.

2.01 (September 24, 2019)

  • Minor code changes to reduce overall size

2.0 (April 17, 2018)

  • Point release (recompiled, smaller code size).
  • Added support for both H-code and AppMeasurement.

1.0 (23 September 2013)

  • Initial release.