Chartbeat

Step-by-step guide to send event data from RudderStack to Chartbeat.

Chartbeat is the industry leader for real-time content and web analytics, based on JavaScript.

RudderStack supports sending your events to Chartbeat from the web native SDK by calling RudderStack's APIs.

Getting Started

To enable sending events to Chartbeat, you will first need to add it as a destination to the source from which you are sending event data. Please check if the platform is supported by Chartbeat by referring to the table below:

Connection Mode

Web

Mobile

Server

Device mode

Supported

-

-

Cloud mode

-

-

-

Once you have ascertained that the platform is supported by Chartbeat, please follow these steps:

Please follow our guide on How to Add a Source and Destination in RudderStack to add a source and destination in RudderStack.

  • In the Connection Settings page, please enter the relevant information in the fields shown in the following screen:

Connection Settings for Chartbeat

Each field is as explained below:

  • Domain - Enter the domain name with which your Chartbeat account was configured. Don't append any extra url parameters to it. For example: rudderstack-test.com

  • UID - Enter your Chartbeat UID here. You can find the UID on the Chartbeat Adding The Code page.

  • Send Name and Category as Title - Enable this setting if you want the RudderStack page API to send the page title as visible in Chartbeat dashboard as page category + page name .

If this setting is enabled and the category is not set, RudderStack only sends the name as the page title.

  • Use Chartbeat video script - Enable this setting if you want the RudderStack SDK to download chartbeat_video.js . This file is provided by Chartbeat to track and capture video interactions. Once the setting is enabled, the script will start capturing the play and pause events of mainly the HTML5 videos from the <video ... </video> tag.

Page

Making a call to the page API will send out an object to Chartbeat containing the information of your page and its related properties.

A sample page call is shown below:

rudderanalytics.page("section-name", "home", {
path: "path",
url: "url",
title: "title",
search: "search",
referrer: "referrer",
author: 'author-name'
});

The above code snippet populates the following properties along with the associated values:

Property

Value

category

section-name

name

home

author

author-name

path

path

url

url

title

title

search

search

referrer

referrer

Single Page Applications

For Single Page Applications (SPAs), the first page call asynchronously loads chartbeat.js (or chartbeat_video.js) with the properties specified in the page call. All further page calls are sent to Chartbeat by calling Chartbeat's virtual page API with the same properties that were passed to the initial page call.

FAQs

Where do I find the Chartbeat UID?

You can find your Chartbeat UID on Chartbeat's Adding The Code page.

Contact Us

If you come across any issues while configuring Chartbeat with RudderStack, please feel free to contact us or start a conversation on our Discord channel. We will be happy to help you.