Integrate JavaScript SDK v1.1 with your Angular app


This guide will help you integrate RudderStack with your Angular app using the JavaScript SDK. On successful integration, you can track and send real-time user events to your preferred destinations via RudderStack.

To set up the event stream on your Angular app, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Integrate the JavaScript SDK with your Angular app and set up the tracking code
  2. Configure a destination in RudderStack
  3. Deploy your Angular app and verify the events

Prerequisites

This guide assumes you have installed and set up your Angular app. Refer to the Angular documentation for more information.

Integrating the JavaScript SDK with your Angular app

Integrating the JavaScript SDK with your Angular app involves the following steps:

  1. Creating a JavaScript source in RudderStack
  2. Installing and configuring the JavaScript SDK in your Angular app

Creating a JavaScript source in RudderStack

The RudderStack JavaScript source is required track the events from your Angular app. Follow these steps to set it up in your RudderStack dashboard:

  1. Note the data plane URL in your RudderStack dashboard. This is required to set up the JavaScript SDK in your Angular app.
Data plane URL
  1. Click the Sources button in the left navigation bar and select New Source to create a source. Under Sources, select Event Streams > JavaScript.
  2. Assign a name to your source and click Continue.
  3. Your JavaScript source is now configured. Note down the write key for this source:
JavaScript source write key

Installing and configuring the JavaScript SDK in your Angular app

To integrate RudderStack with your Angular app and set up the tracking code, follow the steps below:

  1. In your Angular project, navigate to the src folder and open index.html.
  2. Place the following code within the <head> section:
<script> 
    rudderanalytics=window.rudderanalytics=[];
    var  methods = [
            "load",
            "page",
            "track",
            "identify",
            "alias",
            "group",
            "ready",
            "reset",
            "getAnonymousId",
            "setAnonymousId"
        ];
        for (var i = 0; i < methods.length; i++) {
              var method = methods[i];
              rudderanalytics[method] = function (methodName) {
                    return function () {
                          rudderanalytics.push([methodName].concat(Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments)));
                    };
                  }(method);
        }
    rudderanalytics.load("WRITE_KEY","DATA_PLANE_URL");
    //rudderanalytics.page();
  </script>
  <script src="https://cdn.rudderlabs.com/v1.1/rudder-analytics.min.js"></script>
info
If you are using an older version of the JavaScript SDK (v1), refer to the Version Migration Guide to migrate to v1.1.
  1. Replace WRITE_KEY and DATA_PLANE_URL with your JavaScript source write key and the data plane URL obtained in the Creating a JavaScript source in RudderStack section above.
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Refer to the sample Angular app in the RudderStack Sample Applications repository for more information.

Configuring a destination in RudderStack

This section details the steps required to set up a destination in RudderStack, where you can send all events tracked by the JavaScript SDK you set up above.

  1. In your RudderStack dashboard, click Destinations > New destination.
  2. Choose your preferred destination from the list.
  3. Assign a name to the destination and click Continue.
  4. Select the JavaScript source configured in the above section and click Continue.
  5. Configure the destination with the required settings.
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Optionally, you can add a user transformations to this destination to transform your events.

Deploying your Angular app and verifying the event stream

To verify if your event stream is working correctly, deploy your Angular app and test if the events are tracked and delivered correctly. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. From your terminal, navigate to your Angular project’s root folder and run the following command:
ng serve
  1. Open the local server URL(generally http://localhost:4200/) in your browser to view the app.
  2. Go to your browser’s developer tools and check the Network tab to verify if the RudderStack JavaScript SDK (rudder-analytics.js) is loaded correctly. The following image highlights this option for the Google Chrome browser:
Chrome Network tab
  1. Click the various links or pages in your app for RudderStack to track these actions.
  2. Go to the Live Events tab of your JavaScript source in the RudderStack dashboard to check if the events are tracked. Note that you may face a minor delay before the events start showing up in your dashboard.
  3. Go to your destination to verify if the events are received successfully.


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