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Event Viewer


The Squid Event Viewer shows all the activity on your website that Squid is seeing. You can get the the event viewer by clicking on the 'Events captured' button as shown in the picture below.

Once you click on the 'Events captured' button - which tells you all the events captured for this site during the current billing cycle, Squid will open up the 'Event Viewer' panel.

The viewer shows all the events we are capturing in real-time. That is, the instant someone clicks, lands on a page, disconnects, submits a form, etc., you will see it here.

Please note that for security reasons, Squid does not store the event history. Every time you open the event viewer, you will see only the current event activity.

Let's go through the elements of the event viewer:

Event Filtering

Button color

Events can be filtered by enabling and disabling each event type. Purple = active; while White = inactive. In this picture, only the first 4 events are being shown in the event viewer.

Please note that these are just filtering button for display only. Squid will always capture all events to ensure we have the necessary data to power your analytics.


Page - prints an event when a user lands on a website page

Click - prints an event when a user clicks anywhere on your website

Submit - prints an event when a user submits a web form

Identify - prints an event when the identify API is called from code or a plugin

Disconnect - prints an event when a user terminates their session or the session timeout after 10 minutes.

Network - prints an event with the user's network information (i.e., packets)

Performance - prints an event with page performance statistics

Scroll - prints an event when the user scrolls within a page

Pause/Play Buttons

Pause: Events will be paused and new events will not be displayed in the event viewer; however, Squid is still capturing these events to our cloud.

Play: Events will be sent to the event viewer for display.

Real-time Events

When users are on your site, Squid will stream any activity to the event viewer. Events are printed out as follows:

Event - event type (page, click, submit...same as filters above)

Tag - Squid automatically named these events. The event name is in this column. Tags can have custom labels assigned to them via the Visual Labeler. Events with the same tag will have the same label.

Label - Your custom label, if any, labeled via the Visual Labeler.

Properties - Any custom properties you assigned when you labeled the event

Actions - You can edit or label the event by clicking the 'tag' icon, or you can view the raw event payload by clicking the code (<>) icon. Labels will be applied to all similar events - based on the Tag.

Tip - Instead of labeling events via the Visual Labeler, you can label them directly from the event viewer. To do this, you would manually click on the event you want to label - or create the event by interacting with your website - and add the label when the event appears.

Updated on: 09/02/2024

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