Live View

Watch the following tutorial to see how to use Live View to test an event:


The Freshpaint Live View is the easiest way to ensure Freshpaint is installed correctly. If you navigate to Live View and see data flowing there, you know Freshpaint is installed and working as it should. It's also the easiest way to see right away if an event you're testing was triggered as expected. This can be helpful in debugging.

Out of the box, Live View shows you every raw user action performed on your site. After you create an event definition, the Live View will bold any matching events and display the name of the matching event definition:

You can use our Traces feature to further validate/debug the Freshpaint > Destination pipeline.

Event Properties

You can view event properties for an event by clicking on the row. The properties panel will pop out from the right side, showing you any custom properties you added to the event as well as built-in properties that Freshpaint automatically collects.


If you want to filter the events in Live View, there are two ways to do so.

The Search Field

When you type in a search term, the Live View will be limited to those events that contain the search term somewhere within the event. You can use this in several different ways:

  • You can limit to a specific event definition by typing in the name of the event.

  • If you want to limit events to those triggered by a specific user, you can enter the identity of the user.


The other way of filtering Live View is with event filters.

If you are testing events and want to filter for just your events, you can filter by adding the "Show Only Me" filter, which will use your IP address to filter out just the events you trigger.

You can use the event filters to filter an event the same way you would filter an event definition. See the documentation on using filters in the event schema dashboard to see what exactly you can do with filters:

Labeling Events

You can also create new events through Live View. If you perform an action that does not have an associated event definition, it will show up as a raw event in Live View. You can then create an event definition based on the raw event by clicking the Create Event button to the right of the Live View entry. This will take you to the event schema dashboard with an event definition prepopulated based on the raw event.

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