Changing the data pipeline settings

Updated on 2023-11-28

Changing the data pipeline settings

You can change the settings within the Littledata app by selecting an already finished connection and navigating through the tabs that each connection has available. There you will find connection-specific settings, the global settings will be located in the top right part of the page, under the Settings cog and Data Pipeline.

List of settings

Connection-level settings

Found in the Data Customisation tab under each finished connection.

Order identifier

There are 3 ways to track your orders:

  • Order ID (e.g.  5028988223651) is Shopify’s internal order identifier.
  • Order Number (e.g 1024) is the order position in the shop's count of orders (your internal counter)
  • Order Name (e.g #US1023) is obtained by combining the order number and any suffix or preffix you've set in your store's general settings.

Default: Order Name

Product identifier

There are 3 ways to track your products:

  • Product ID (e.g. 8663410540836) is Shopify's internal product identifier.
  • Variant ID (e.g. 46799140684068) is Shopify's internal variant identifier.
  • SKU (e.g. tshirt-xl-red) is the internal identifier that each merchant can set for a product or variant.

Default: Product ID

Disable recurring orders

By default we track recurring orders as a separate event. If you want to disable this, set this field to ON.

Default: OFF

Track pageviews only when page reloads

For some themes, where the URL changes (e.g. a new variant) without a new page load our script will track a new page view. Change doNotTrackReplaceState to ON to disable a new page view on history.replaceState() via browser History API

Default: OFF

Use page type for list name

Littledata's tracking script uses the document.location.pathname as the list name for list events. Setting usePageTypeForListName to ON overrides this to use Shopify's page_type as the list name, which has fewer values and may be more helpful in reporting.

Default: OFF

Exclude orders by order channel

You can choose to exclude orders based on the order channel. Choose one from the already known channels, or add a custom one. See how to exclude orders by order channel.

Global settings

Found under the Settings cog and Data Pipeline.

Debug

Debug mode adds extra console logs to track how the script is performing.

Default: OFF

Respect user tracking consent

Our tracking script can automatically integrate with Shopify's Customer Privacy API. When respectUserTrackingConsent is true, the script will wait for customer's to opt in to performance cookies before initialising the third-party tracking scripts or sending any pageviews and events.

Default: ON

Product clicks

By default our tracking code briefly interrupts a click on a product in a product list, in order to send the tracking event before the page reloads. If this is interfering with other apps or scripts you can switch productClicks to OFF to disable tracking.

Default: ON

Product page clicks

By default we track clicks on product images and social share buttons on the product details page. If this doesn't work with your theme you can opt out by setting productPageClicks to OFF.

Default: ON

Hide branding

Our app generates a branded message in the site console log. You can disable this by switching hideBranding to ON.

Default: OFF

Product lists on any page

By default we only track product lists on collection and search pages. You can product list views and clicks on any page (e.g. 'recently viewed' list on the product details page) by setting productListsOnAnyPage to ON.

Default: OFF

Product list links have images

We assume that a product list will consist of a list of links to product images OR a list of links with images in a sibling HTML element (i.e. both the <a> and <img> tag share the same parent element). If you need to track only links where the <img> tag is a child of the <a> tag set productListLinksHaveImages to ON.

Default: OFF

Product list links have prices

You can restrict the tracking of product list views and clicks to just those where the product price is also included in a link (although not necessarily the same anchor tag as the product image) by setting productListLinksHavePrices to ON.

Default: OFF

Google Analytics settings

Found in the Tracking Customisation tab under the Google Analytics 4 connection.

Extra linker domains

To enable cross-domain tracking on pages that your Shopify store links to (destination domains) you can add an extra array of domains to the data layer. You do not need to add domains here which only send traffic to your Shopify store (source domains) - by default this script will look for the linker URL parameters.

You will also need to enable the Google Analytics linker on those source or destination domains.

Example: extraLinkerDomains: ["mylandingpage.com"] (array)

Google Ads conversion IDs

Add the Google Ads (AdWords) conversion IDs that you configured with Ads. This accepts an array of strings. Our script will automatically add this to gtag('config') command.

Example: googleAdsConversionIds["AW-11111111", "AW-22222222"] (array)

Google Signals

This field opts your site into using Google Signals, to enable more powerful demographic reports and cross-device tracking using the Google Ads cookie. You need to check this is compatible with your website terms of use, or opt out by setting googleSignals to OFF.

Default: ON

Cookie update

This cookieUpdate field passes on the cookie_update field to gtag. A common use is when the _ga cookie was overwritten as server-side cookie to preserve it.

Default: ON

Segment settings

Found in the Tracking Customisation tab under the Segment connection.

Anonymize IP

This field instructs the Segment library to mask the last 3 numbers of the user's IP address, to support greater user privacy at the expense of some geo-location accuracy.

Default: OFF

Cookies to track

Grab the values from an array of named cookies and pass them as traits on Segment identify calls.

Example: cookiesToTrack: ["iterableEmailCampaignId", "iterableTemplateId"] (array)

CDN for Analytics JS

If you have a proxy CDN setup, redirecting to https://cdn.segment.com, to load Segment's AnalyticsJS library from your own domain you can specify it here. It must include the full domain, with no trailing slash.

Default: CDNForAnalyticsJS: "https://cdn.segment.com" (string)

Segment user ID

You can choose an identifier to use for logged-in users. WARNING: this must match what is configured for server-side events in Littledata's app settings.

Possible values: noneshopifyCustomerIdemailmd5EmailHash, customerMetafield Default: shopifyCustomerId