This article describes the Environment Switcher, which is available as a Tealium Tools browser extension.
In this article:
The Environment Switcher is a powerful testing tool used to change the Tealium files (utag.js, utag.sync.js) that are loaded on a page by specifying a specific environment (Dev, QA, or Prod) and/or a specific account/profile.
Use the Environment Switcher in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox by adding the Tealium Tools extension.
Learn more about the Tealium Tools Browser Extension.
When you launch the Environment Switcher, the current account and profile detected on the page displays, along with configuration tabs that allow you to adjust the switcher according to your input.
Once you have the Environment Switcher available in Tealium Tools, use the following steps to launch it:
The options on the Basic tab allows you to load utag.js and utag.sync.js from different environments.
Use the following steps to switch environments:
The options on the Advanced tab provide the following features
To redirect the Account, Profile, or Environment, click Advanced Redirect to expand.
Type the source name for each in the Source column and the destination name for each in the Destination column.
To redirect to a custom URL, click URL Redirect to expand.
Type the source URL in the Source column and the destination URL in the Destination column.
Click Advanced Options to select or deselect how your redirects are applied.
Select or deselect one or more of the the following:
Click Start to apply all changes made.
After making any changes using the Environment Switcher, the Active Redirects tab is the default tab that displays the next time you initiate the switcher. This tab displays environments that are currently being switched.
To disable an active redirect, click Stop in the Action column. The page is automatically refreshed and the Tealium files load normally, as coded in the page.
The Recent Redirects tab provides a history of recently used configurations, which makes it simple to reactivate a switcher that was previously configured.
To reactivate a previously configured switcher:
The Help tab provides troubleshooting options to force stop all active redirects or completely reset the Environment Switcher.
To force stop all active redirects:
Resetting the Environment Switcher to the default state and stop all current redirects, remove all information saved in the UI setting, remove recent redirects, stop the backend service, and close the Tealium Tools window.
Use the following steps to reset the Environment Switcher:
The Active Redirects and Recent Redirects tabs are now empty. All active redirects are stopped and recent redirects are purged.