Upgrading Questions

Upgrading your tags should be a very easy process.


Generate a new tag

First, generate a new tag from either your Analytics 10 space (click settings > edit in your space administration).

More on generating the tag in this post here.


Simpler html tagging process

Because the tag itself is asynchronous, you won't need a separate header include statement in addition to the inline html, it's a single simple block of code.


Please read the documentation on how to use the new tag.

In addition, I've answered a few questions below...



Are parameters still the same?

Of course.  You won't have any need to update reports or other product configuration for out-of-the-box features.


Multitrack Details

Multitrack will continue to work as it used to for the most part.  In fact it will work better.

More details on the great new multitrack features can be found in a separate post.


Generally the biggest change to multitrack is for customers using the "track all links" or dcsAll type code where all clicks, links, etc. on a page were tracked.  For most, this was an undesirable overkill way of tracking specific links on a page that they didn't want to create individual multitrack events for.  The new selector-based system of the v10.2 tag makes this far easier to track what you want with very little effort rather than the shotgun approach.


For customers that legitimately want the dcsAll, we're creating a simple plugin for the 10.2 that you can use.


What about reading the Webtrends meta parameters?

These will work as normal too.  Many customers use these meta parameters as an easy way to track products, skus and other Webtrends features without creating any code, evars or or other manual coding steps.


These all use Webtrends meta names that start with WT, DCSext or DCS and are automatically found and passed in the Webtrends data collection of the 10.2 JS.


The only difference in the way10.2 handles the meta values is for adding additional custom meta tags to listen for.  In the Webtrends JS, you register which meta tags you want to pass.  In the past this was done using the dcsExt which has changed slightly:



What about my customizations?

Most customizations by far were multitrack related (custom events), meta tagging (products and custom parameters), or parameter based (WT params appended to URLs).  These have all been addressed above and have favorable replacements in v10.2.


But some customers have obviously created clever and sophisticated customizations on their own. Naturally, you'll need to look closer at your other customizations before jumping onto 10.2.  Talk to your account manager if you would like to have some consultants help you out.


Minimized Tag

As noted, the tag comes in both minimized and unminized versions.  The unminimized tag is generally to support the readability and customization of the tag.

Webtrends Tag Builder

Webtrends Tag Builder tool hasalso been updated to create the new JavaScript tags.



The Tag Builder landing pageasks if you want to create the 9.x style or new 10.2 JS tag.  Since weknow many people have 9.x configuration files that they use for generating theWebtrends tag that is no longer applicable for 10.2, clearly some people willwant to load their config at least one last time to inventory theirconfiguration they used in 9.x.


v10.2 Zip Contents

The output of the new TagBuilder for v10.2 is a zip file that contains the inline html code block, anoptional method of using a "loader" so that all the inline html isexecuted from a simple include statement, as well as both a minimized andunmimized copy of the JS tag.


Is the 9.x JavaScript stillused/supported?

You can still use your previousWebtrends JavaScript and it's certainly supported.

As mentioned, tag builder willstill optionally allow you to create the 9.x style JS.

But we think you'll want tomove to 10.2 naturally.




Analytics Spaces and v10.2

Web site spaces

Analytics 10 default "WebSite" space will now create v10.2 JavaScript by default.  The outputis the same as what you will get from the Webtrends Tag Builder only all theadditional options are set at their default.


Facebook ("page" and"app") spaces

This is an exciting new area ofinnovation in the v10.2 tag.  We have a separate post on this topic alone.


Mobile web site space

Mobile web site spaces werealready creating a slimmed down version of the new Webtrends v10 async tag.

Theoutput of parameters is the same

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