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Error when creating a custom event spec already existing in marketplace

Bronze Contributor
Bronze Contributor

Hi there,

I have a question related to custom event specs. I've seen that we already have some examples from marketplace, such as `user_login`. The problem with this event is that it requires `customer_id` and `customer_email` fields, but we cannot use `customer_`. We have two collections, users and customers. Not every user is a customer in our systems. When I try to create a custom event with my own specs, I get an error and it seems that I cannot use the same name (user_login) for my custom event.

 

So, to resume it, I want to create my own `user_login` event with my own fields. Is it possible? If not, why?

I've seen that your examples sometimes use `customer_email`, `customer_name`, but also `birthdate`. Shouldn't it be `customer_birthdate` to have a structured data?

 

Thank you for your support,

Alexandru Comanescu

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Error when creating a custom event spec already existing in marketplace

Tealium Employee

Alexandru,

The marketplace event specifications are pre-built events, and the only change that can be made to a marketplace specification is the addition of attributes to the definition. Users would encounter overlap and other issues if they created multiple "user_login" event specifications, for example. 

I think you have a valid point in regards to modifying the pre-built events, and you should consider submitting your idea to our Product Idea Forum.

Mike

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Error when creating a custom event spec already existing in marketplace

Bronze Contributor
Bronze Contributor

Hi Mike,

 

Thanks for the reply! I've created the Product Idea, hopefully it will be implemented in the future.

 

Regards,

Alexandru