Collecting data with Trackers and Webhooks

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Subject

You may have additional information about your application’s environment, current user and so on, which you want to send to Snowplow with each event.

The Subject class has a set of Set...() methods to attach extra data relating to the user to all tracked events:

Here are some examples:

Subject s1 = new Subject(); s1.SetUserId("Kevin Gleason"); s1.SetLanguage("en-gb"); s1.SetScreenResolution(1920, 1080);

After that, you can add your Subject to your Tracker like so:

Tracker t1 = new Tracker(..., s1) // OR t1.SetSubject(s1);

Set user ID with SetUserId

You can set the user ID to any string:

s1.SetUserId( "{{USER ID}}" )

Example:

s1.SetUserId("alexd")

Set screen resolution with SetScreenResolution

If your C# code has access to the device’s screen resolution, then you can pass this in to Snowplow too:

t1.SetScreenResolution( {{WIDTH}}, {{HEIGHT}} )

Both numbers should be positive integers; note the order is width followed by height. Example:

t1.SetScreenResolution(1366, 768)

Set viewport dimensions with SetViewport

If your C# code has access to the viewport dimensions, then you can pass this in to Snowplow too:

s.SetViewport( {{WIDTH}}, {{HEIGHT}} )

Both numbers should be positive integers; note the order is width followed by height. Example:

s.SetViewport(300, 200)

Set color depth with SetColorDepth

If your C# code has access to the bit depth of the device’s color palette for displaying images, then you can pass this in to Snowplow too:

s.SetColorDepth( {{BITS PER PIXEL}} )

The number should be a positive integer, in bits per pixel. Example:

s.SetColorDepth(32)

Set timezone with SetTimezone

This method lets you pass a user’s timezone in to Snowplow:

s.SetTimezone( {{TIMEZONE}} )

The timezone should be a string:

s.SetTimezone("Europe/London")

Set the language with SetLanguage

This method lets you pass a user’s language in to Snowplow:

s.SetLanguage( {{LANGUAGE}} )

The language should be a string:

s.SetLanguage('en')

SetIpAddress

This method lets you pass a user’s IP Address in to Snowplow:

SetIpAddress( {{IP ADDRESS}} )

The IP address should be a string:

subj.SetIpAddress("127.0.0.1");

SetUseragent

This method lets you pass a useragent in to Snowplow:

SetUseragent( {{USERAGENT}} )

The useragent should be a string:

subj.SetUseragent("Agent Smith");

SetNetworkUserId

This method lets you pass a Network User ID in to Snowplow:

SetNetworkUserId( {{NUID}} )

The network user id should be a string:

subj.SetNetworkUserId("network-id");

SetDomainUserId

This method lets you pass a Domain User ID in to Snowplow:

SetDomainUserId( {{DUID}} )

The domain user id should be a string:

subj.SetDomainUserId("domain-id");