Trengo

Step-by-step guide to set up Trengo as a destination in RudderStack.

Trengo is a popular business messaging and communications platform that lets you bring together all your messages via email, SMS, social media, etc. into a single central communication hub. It allows you to set up cross-platform collaborations with your team, automate conversations with your users, and deliver personalized customer experiences.

RudderStack allows you to configure Trengo as a destination to which you can send your event data.

Find the open-source transformer code for this destination in ourGitHub repo.

Getting Started

Before configuring your source and destination on the RudderStack, please verify if the source platform is supported by Trengo by referring to the table below:

Connection Mode

Web

Mobile

Server

Device mode

-

-

-

Cloud mode

Supported

Supported

Supported

To know more about the difference between Cloud mode and Device mode in RudderStack, read the RudderStack connection modes guide.

Once you have confirmed that the platform supports sending events to Trengo, perform the steps below:

Follow our guide on How to Add a Source and Destination in RudderStack for details on adding a source in the RudderStack dashboard.

  • Assign a name to the destination and click on Next. You should then see the following screen:

Trengo Connection Settings

Connection Settings

In the Connection Settings, you will see the following options:

  • API Token: This is an unique token generated for your Trengo account. To generate this API token, you need to select REST API from Apps and Integrations under the Settings option in your Trengo account.

  • Channel ID: This corresponds to the unique ID for the channel to which you want to send your data via RudderStack.

  • Channel Identifier: Select this option depending on the type of channel you want to send your data.

  • Enable deduplication for Contacts: By default, Rudderstack will Deduplicate contacts generated from your identify events. You can disable this option if you want to create duplicate contacts with same identifier.

  • Map events with template: To send track events to Trengo, you need to add the event to the Event Name field. If you wish to customize the subject for the event, you can do so by adding a template.

For a particular event the Channel ID can be overriden using externalId, For example: (context.externalId: [{type:trengoChannelId, id:channelId}]).

When using an externalId to override channelId , make sure that the Channel Identifier of that specific channel matches with the Channel Identifier you have selected in Rudderstack dashboard.

Effects on the Identify events

Disabling the option Enable deduplication for Contacts will have the following consequences on the identify events:

  • Rudderstack will not update exising contacts with the same identifier.

  • For the channel identifier phone:

    • If a contact is present with the same phonenumber as an identifier, it will be duplicated.

    • If you want to store multiple contacts for a particular phone number as an identifier for different channels (where the channel identifiers are phone too), you will need to disable the deduplication option from Rudderstack dashboard.

  • For the channel identifier email:

    • If a contact is present with the same email address as an identifier, it will not be duplicated. This is a known destination behavior.

    • For creating multiple contacts with email address as an identifer, you need a unique email address.

Identify

The identify call lets you associate a user with their actions and capture all the relevant traits about them.

For each identify call, Rudderstack creates a contact using email or phone as an identifier (depending on the channel identifier) using the Trengo Contact API.

If a contact is already present with same identifier (email/phone), Rudderstack will update the contact using the Trengo Contact API.

A sample identify call looks like the following:

rudderanalytics.identify("userid", {
firstName: "Name",
lastName: "Surname",
});

Note: If you already have Trengo contactId you can pass it in externalId, (example context.externalId: [{type:trengoContactId, id:channelId}]), in that case will we avoid searching for contactId using identifier(email/phone) before updating.

Track

The track call allows you to capture any action that the user might perform along with the properties associated with that action. Each action is considered to be an event. For every track event, Rudderstack creates a ticket in Trengo using the Trengo Ticket API.

A sample track call looks like the following:

rudderanalytics.track("Product Purchased", {
Clicked_Rush_delivery_Button: true,
total_value: 2000,
revenue: 2000,
});

Mapping Track Events with Trengo's Event Template

The following table demonstrates the use of the Map events with template: option for your track events:

Event Name

Event Template

Subject Generated

Product Purchased

{{ event }} from our store

Product Purchased from our store

Added to cart

Product was of value:{{ revenue }}

Product was of value:2000

Checked Out

Cart was checked out

Cart was checked out

A few things to note while using this option:

  • For particular Event Name, the Event Template is optional. If left blank, the subject will not generated using the Template. (Note: Subjects are generally used for creating tickets in the channels where the channel identifier is email.)

  • For track calls, the contact identifier is mandatory. For example, for tracking events to an email channel, email is a mandatory event field. Similarly, for tracking events to a phone channel, phone is a mandatory event field.

For lodging your track events to Trengo, it is mandatory to add the event name in Event Name field. If the Event Name is not present, the particular track events will not flow through.

Contact Us

If you come across any issues while configuring Trengo with RudderStack, please feel free to contact us. You can also start a conversation on our Slack channel; we will be happy to talk to you.