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Tracking Javascript Events

Published 04 Nov 2020 by Ellice Eadie, CANDDi
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This is a technical article for all you javascript lovers out there. If you’re looking to track ‘custom’ javascript events within the browser, today is your lucky day! CANDDi tracks all interactions between a web-browser and the server by default. This includes:

  • Page views
  • Form submissions
  • Off-site links
  • Video views
  • Document downloads

However, on occasion you may wish to track other ‘non-browser to server’ events, for example: the visitor triggers a pop-up; hovers over a text area; or triggers a focus event on a button.

CANDDi’s Javascript Tracker has a full open API which enables tracking of “any” event within your application. Trap the event within your own javascript:

<a href="XXX" onclick="javascript:fnClick()">



Trigger a call to the CANDDi API (NOTE: we recommend wrapping this to ensure that the CANDDi object has loaded.)

if(window.canddi) {

  • ‘strName’ is the Title of the event
  • ‘objElement’ is a javascript hash {key1:value1, key2:value2} of parameters.
  • bNewGoal (boolean value) set to false
  • strGoalType is used internally by CANDDi - default to ‘event’
  • strURL This is the URL to display as the ‘page’
  • strTrackerGoalTitle This is the title that you wish the Event to have when displayed within CANDDi


if(window.canddi) {
        {Name:"Tim Langley","Email":""},
        "Register for new Event"

If you need a hand with this, let us know at and we’ll see what we can do!