Tracking

Attach metadata via Web Chat widget.

Adding Tags to Conversations

You can attach tags while reporting an issue by passing them to the helpshiftConfig object at the time of initialization. You can pass an array of strings which will get added as Tags when the issue is created.

For example:

// Make this change to the embed code placed before the closing </body> tag.

window.helpshiftConfig = {
  platformId: "<YOUR_APP_ID>",
  domain: "<YOUR_DOMAIN>",
  tags: ["foo", "bar"]
};

On tag names & compatibility

  • Tags must be pre-created in the Helpshift Dashboard (Settings → Tags), otherwise they will be ignored.
  • The attached tags must exactly match the tags present on the dashboard.

Set Custom Issue Fields

If you want to set Custom Issue Fields at the time of Issue creation, use the following API. This API will merge these fields with previously set fields.

Helpshift("setCustomIssueFields", {
  // Key of the Custom Issue Field
  "version": {
    // Type of Custom Issue Field
    type: "number",
    // Value to set for Custom Issue Field
    value: "10.0"
  },
  "userInfo": {
    // Type of Custom Issue Field
    type: "singleline",
    // Value to set for Custom Issue Field
    value: "We have a new user!"
  }
});

The following are the valid values for the type property of a Custom Issue Field.

  • singleline
  • multiline
  • number
  • checkbox
  • dropdown
  • date

Compatibility table for type and values:

Type Value Comments
singleline string Character limit of 255
multiline string Character limit of 100,000
number string
dropdown string Drop-down options should exist for the given Custom Issue Field
date number Epoch time. For example - Date.now()
checkbox boolean
  • This API should be called before the Issue is created. You won't be able to update Custom Issue Fields after the Issue is created.
  • If any of the keys, types or values are invalid, that particular Custom Issue Field will get dropped.

Replace Custom Issue Fields

If you want to clear previous Custom Issue Fields and set new fields, use the following API.

Helpshift("replaceCustomIssueFields", {
  // Key of the Custom Issue Field
  "isMobile": {
    // Type of Custom Issue Field
    type: "checkbox",
    // Value to set for Custom Issue Field
    value: true
  },
  "browser": {
    // Type of Custom Issue Field
    type: "dropdown",
    // Value to set for Custom Issue Field
    value: "chrome"
  }
});

This API can be used when you want to navigate from one page to another and set different Custom Issue Fields for each page.