Adobe Target


Adobe Target lets you optimize every experience every time with A/B testing. Learn more about Adobe Target here, and see below for how mParticle’s integration works.

Adobe Target Overview and Prerequisites

Currently mParticle supports Adobe Target v1.8. Note that you must host your instance of Adobe Target’s at.js file and load it before you load mParticle’s dynamic loading script. This is because Adobe Target’s at.js file is customized to each client and contains customized initialization code. Additionally, there are optional global functions such as targetPageParams, targetPageParamsAll, and targetGlobalSettings which can all be edited and included in the at.js script when edited in Adobe Target’s Dashboard at Setup > Implementation > Edit at.js Settings > Code Settings > Library Header

Once you have set up your global functions and hosted your at.js file, see below for an example of how to load both at.js and mParticle’s web sdk in your index.html file:

// index.html

// First load at.js
<script src=""></script> // replace the URL in the script src here with the path to your hosted at.js file

// Second, load mParticle's web sdk snippet. This is identical to the snippet at
<script type="text/javascript">
  window.mParticle = {
    config: {
      isDevelopmentMode: true //switch to false (or remove) for production

    function(t){window.mParticle=window.mParticle||{};window.mParticle.EventType={Unknown:0,Navigation:1,Location:2,Search:3,Transaction:4,UserContent:5,UserPreference:6,Social:7,Other:8};window.mParticle.eCommerce={Cart:{}};window.mParticle.Identity={};window.mParticle.config=window.mParticle.config||{};window.mParticle.config.rq=[];window.mParticle.config.snippetVersion=2.2;window.mParticle.ready=function(t){window.mParticle.config.rq.push(t)};var e=["endSession","logError","logBaseEvent","logEvent","logForm","logLink","logPageView","setSessionAttribute","setAppName","setAppVersion","setOptOut","setPosition","startNewSession","startTrackingLocation","stopTrackingLocation"];var o=["setCurrencyCode","logCheckout"];var i=["identify","login","logout","modify"];e.forEach(function(t){window.mParticle[t]=n(t)});o.forEach(function(t){window.mParticle.eCommerce[t]=n(t,"eCommerce")});i.forEach(function(t){window.mParticle.Identity[t]=n(t,"Identity")});function n(e,o){return function(){if(o){e=o+"."+e}var;t.unshift(e);window.mParticle.config.rq.push(t)}}var mp=document.createElement("script");mp.type="text/javascript";mp.async=true;mp.src=("https:"==document.location.protocol?"https://jssdkcdns":"http://jssdkcdn")+""+t+"/mparticle.js";var c=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];c.parentNode.insertBefore(mp,c)}

This is a kit-only integration that solely supports client-side data forwarding.

Supported Features

Adobe Target Feature Name mParticle Supported? Additional Comments
getOffer Yes ---
getOffer success/error handlers Yes ---
applyOffer Yes* applyOffer cannot be invoked directly via mParticle method calls. Instead it is invoked immediately upon success of a getOffer call
trackEvent Yes ----

Event Tracking

All event mappings to Adobe Target requires a custom flag of ‘ADOBETARGET.MBOX’ at a minimum. Custom event attributes will be mapped to Adobe Target’s params object.

For example, to perform a basic track event call:

const customAttrs = {foo: 'bar'};
const customFlags = {
    'ADOBETARGET.MBOX': 'fooBox'

mParticle.logEvent('custom event name', mParticle.EventType.Other, customAttrs, customFlags)

will map to the following:{
    mbox: 'fooBox',
    params: {
        foo: 'bar'

Similarly, you can track page views by passing custom flags to the mParticle.logPageView method.

Calling Adobe Target’s getOffer Method

The following custom flags call will map to

Custom Flag Type Required? Description
ADOBETARGET.GETOFFER boolean yes Pass true in order to initiate a call to
ADOBETARGET.MBOX string yes mbox name passed to Adobe Target’s getOffer method
ADOBETARGET.SUCCESS function no mParticle automatically invokes applyOffer. You can pass any additional logic to process after applyOffer is invoked. This has a single argument which is the returned offer.
ADOBETARGET.ERROR function no Pass any additional logic to to process inside of the getOffer error handler. This has 2 arguments, the status, and error
const customAttrs = {foo: 'bar'};
const customFlags = {
    'ADOBETARGET.MBOX': 'fooBox',
    'ADOBETARGET.SUCCESS': successHandlerFunction,
    'ADOBETARGET.ERROR': errorHandlerFunction,

mParticle.logEvent('[Your Event Name]', mParticle.EventType.Other, customAttrs, customFlags)

will map to the following:{
    mbox: MBOXNAME,
    params: customAttrs,
    success: function(offer) {;
        successHandler(offer); // optional
    error: function(status, error) {
        errorHandler(status, error); //optional

Order Confirmation Tracking

mParticle also maps product purchase events to Adobe Target. See below for an example of the mapping

const product1 = mParticle.eCommerce.createProduct('iphone', 'iphoneSKU', 1000);
const product2 = mParticle.eCommerce.createProduct('galaxy', 'galaxySKU', 800);

const taxes = 10;
const shipping = 5;
const total = 1815

const transactionAttributes = mParticle.eCommerce.createTransactionAttributes('TAid1', 'aff1', 'coupon', total, taxes, shipping)
const customFlags = {
mParticle.eCommerce.logProductAction(mParticle.ProductActionType.Purchase, [product1, product2], transactionAttributes, customFlags)

will map to the following:{
  mbox: 'fooBox',
  params: {
    orderId: 'TAid1',
    orderTotal: 1815,
    productPurchaseId: 'iphoneSKU, galaxySKU'

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