Apollo adds and configures the Apollo Quality Assurance Extension, which helps to ensure the accuracy of Adobe Analytics data. It is a companion extension for Adobe Analytics that inspects each beacon prior to being sent, validating for syntax and content. View a demonstration of tag validation with Apollo QAX in the video below:

There are optional manual configurations users can make within this extension in Experience Platform Launch. It’s important to note that all settings changes must be saved and built into a relevant launch property library to take effect.

Enabled Environments

This option allows you to enable or disable the extension for libraries in any or all of the 3 launch environments.

Airbrake Integration

Apollo QAX includes an optional integration with Airbrake for logging errors. Airbrake is a paid tool for use with a subscription, which provides error monitoring and performance management for your implementation so you can be notified of and resolve issues faster.

The configuration to enable the Airbrake Integration with Apollo QAX requires the Airbrake Project ID and Project Key.

airbrake, airbreak

The Project ID and API Key can be retrieved from the Airbrake project settings after a project is created in Airbrake.

Other Settings

The other settings in the Apollo QAX extension affect how QAX validates Adobe Analytics tags. Apollo QAX enables these settings by default but users may choose to disable any of the validations. These settings include:

  • General Settings

  • Range Validations

  • Currency Code Validations

  • Miscellaneous Validations

  • s.events Validations

  • s.products Validations

If manual configuration changes are made within the extension after it’s configuration by Apollo, here is how Apollo will interact with those changes during subsequent builds:

Section

Manual Change Made

Apollo’s Treatment

Installed

Disable Extension

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Installed

Uninstall Extension

Causes deployment to fail (even redeployments of initial build that created the extensions)

Enable Environments

Enable A Launch Environment

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Enable Environments

Disable A Launch Environment

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Airbrake Integration

Airbrake Project Id/Key Additions

Apollo does not overwrite the change

General Settings

Increase Maximum Evar

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Range Validations

Disable Props

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Range Validations

Disable Evars

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Range Validations

Disable Listvars

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Range Validations

Disable Hierarchy Vars

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Misc. Validations

Disable Variable Casing

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Misc. Validations

Disable Byte Limits

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Misc. Validations

Disable Pagetype

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Misc. Validations

Disable Pagename With Pagetype

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Misc. Validations

Disable Leading Spaces

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Currency Code Validations

Disable Currencycode Format

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Currency Code Validations

Disable Currencycode For Currency Events

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Currency Code Validations

Currency Event Removals

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Currency Code Validations

Currency Event Additions

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Events Validations

Disable No Spaces

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Events Validations

Disable No Repeating Commas

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Events Validations

Disable Only Numeric Values

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Events Validations

Disable Serialization Keys

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Events Validations

Disable Serialization Key Character Limit

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Events Validations

Disable Purchaseid For Purchase Event

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Disable Setting Of Product Syntax Merch Vars

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Product Syntax Merch Var Removals

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Product Syntax Merch Var Additions

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Disable Setting Of Non Product Syntax Merch Vars

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Disable Byte Limit For Product String Category

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Disable Byte Limit For Product String Name

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Disable Product Name Exists

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Disable Only 6 Parts In The Products Variable

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Disable Product Quantity Is A Number

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Disable Product Cost Is A Number

Apollo does not overwrite the change

S.Products Validations

Disable Cost And Quantity On Non Purchase Beacons

Apollo does not overwrite the change

Apollo QAX for Ensuring Tags are Vendor Complaint

For each of the enabled configuration options in the Apollo QAX extension and for each environment QAX is enabled, Apollo runs a compliance test on any outgoing Adobe Analytics tag. If you are using the Launch & DTM Switch Chrome Extension with Debug mode enabled you will see console logs of the test results when each Adobe Analytics tag is fired.

In the event that a test fails you will see both the log output from the initial running of the test as well as the error information. The error information includes the environment the error occurred in as well as more information around how the tag failed the test:

If the Airbrake Integration Settings are configured, then any errors are also logged and aggregated in Airbrake.

For more information on Apollo QAX, you can read the technical documentation for the extension here.

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