The first step to better analytics governance is knowing what's wrong with your data today.
We built the Inspector to help you understand how your current tracking is performing. The Inspector both identifies common issues in your existing tracking, such as inconsistent properties and types, and provides implementation status in the Avo Tracking Plan, so you always know the state of your tracking implementation in your app.
In this doc we'll be covering how to configure and use the Inspector in your workspace. You can learn about how to install the Inspector SDKs in your sources here.
The first step to start using the Inspector, is installing it on your sources. The Inspector source configuration can be found in the workspace sidebar under Inspect > Sources.
Inspector shares sources with the Connections tab.
In the Sources screen you'll see a grid of all sources you've already configured in the Connections tab.
You can create new Inspector sources here, they will also appear in the Connections tab.
Each Inspector source has 3 states:
On the Sources screen you can connect Inspector to your Slack to receive alerts when new issues appear in your production environments.
Connect to Slack button and follow the instructions.
Avo Inspector will post new issues it finds in production hourly to the specified slack channel.
The Inspector Slack integration currently alerts on the following issues:
The Inspector dashboard provides a report on all tracking the Inspector has seen in your development, staging and production environment. You can use the dashboard to evaluate the health of your tracking implementation and prioritize issues.
Here you can choose which environment to examine, the time window and search for event name.
Currently Inspector supports 3 types of environments:
The events are streamed to the Environment specified in the client, based on the environment constant provided when initializing the Avo Inspector SDK.
Development and Staging events appear in the dashboard in a few minutes after they are fired and Production events can take up to 2 hours to show up.
Currently Inspector supports 4 types of time windows:
All the time windows are updated hourly on Production and are close to real time in Development and Staging.
Type the event name in the input field and only events with similar name will be shown.
If you want an exact match put the event name in quotes, e.g. "App Opened".
Notice that after you change the header filters the URL also changes. You can share this URL with a colleague and they would see exactly the same slice of inspector data as you filtered.
The main part of the Inspector dashboard screen is the list of all events seen.
You can expand the events to see the event properties.
If Inspector sees an event that is not yet in your tracking plan there is a shortcut to add it to your Tracking plan.
If Inspector detects an issue it will indicate that in the list.
If you select an event or property row a panel with detailed information will appear on the right. There you would be able to see extended information about the issues and edit the event or property in your tracking plan.
You can learn more about the issue types the Inspector can detect in your tracking here.
You can learn more about how the Inspector works with your Tracking Plan implementation status here.