dataLayer snippet and variable access in Tealium

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Hi everyone, I am preparing dataLayer spec for a client and I have 2 questions as they use Tealium.
  1. If we want to render a dL object (on page view event)  and have access to the values, should dL snippet be placed in the <head> above Tealium snippet? Logically speaking... it should works exactly like in GTM-dL case..?
  2. As I see in Tealium doc, object pushed to dL should be visible in Tealium. But what's next?
I assume I will be able to access this object's values somehow (using js objectName.propertyName?) in Tealium interface?

Thanks in advance!
 
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dataLayer snippet and variable access in Tealium

Tealium Employee

Hi @PawelAntoniak 

 

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I'm slightly confused with "<head> above Tealium snippet?".

Following the document: https://docs.tealium.com/platforms/google-tag-manager/install/, it should all be done in GTM.

If the expectations is to track a "page_load" event you might want to consider adding a new event to the dataLayer array after its available. Following the GTM documentation:

here's an example:

 

<head>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
        <!--Google Tag Manager-->
        <script>
            var dataLayer = dataLayer || [];

            (function (w, d, s, l, i) {w[l] = w[l] || []; w[l].push({'gtm.start':
            new Date().getTime(), event: 'gtm.js'});var f = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],
            j = d.createElement(s), dl = l != 'dataLayer' ? '&l=' + l : ''; j.async = true; j.src='https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtm.js?id=' + i + dl; f.parentNode.insertBefore(j, f);
            })(window, document, 'script', 'dataLayer', 'GTM-******');
            
            dataLayer.push({
                event           : "page_load",  
                page_name       : "main",
                page_category   : "generic",
                authenticated   : false
            });

 

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Thats correct, if the client side Collect Tag installation in GTM was successful, it should now be possible to see the event with its payload arriving in Tealium's CDH.

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