Web Companion is a browser tool that allows you to check your iQ installation, inspect data on your site, and create and test new configurations quickly and easily.
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Web Companion can be installed as a custom Tealium Tool. Learn more about the Tealium Tool: Web Companion.
Web Companion is organized into three screens (or tabs): Overview, Data, and Tools. The following sections describe what is available on each tab.
The current account, profile, version, and environment that the page is running is displayed under this tab.
The environment detected in the page code is outlined in orange. The currently viewed environment is highlighted in blue. To change the environment, click the target environment you wish to load, then click Refresh Page.
Learn more about switching environments.
This tab will show which Tags loaded and whether they successfully sent requests. The Extensions that are successfully completed will also be displayed.
The load and send times of the tag are displayed.
Changes applied to the profile using Web Companion are queued and will not be committed until you click the "Save..." button. If you do not wish to commit a change, you may also remove that change from the queue by clicking on the X next to the appropriate change.
The Data tab makes it easy to explore the available data variables on the page. These can be added to your account data layer using the Add buttons. The following types of data can be viewed:
To add a variable to your data layer:
The Universal Data object (UDO), or
utag_data, view shows the detected data object on the page. For more information, see the guide to the data layer for websites..
The Tools tab offers convenience features to make it easier to add configuration to your account. The following tools are available:
An extension or load rule added to your account via Web Companion is not active until you return to iQ Tag Management to enable and publish them.
Select an element on the webpage to preconfigure the Content Modification Extension or the jQuery Live Handler Extension for it. After you choose our target element, select the extension type to create and click "Queue" and save the extension to your profile.
The related DOM node information will also be displayed.
Create a new load rule to determine the location and instant a Tag should load. Click "Add to Queue" and save the load rule to your profile.
Publish to a custom environment instead of the 3 default environments (Dev, QA, and Prod). Enter the name of the target environment in the text-box and click "Set Environment".
Add this extension to modify your desired content on the page. Configure the extension and click "Add to Queue" to save it to your profile. For more details, please visit Tealium's guide on Adobe Test and Target Extension.