Batch 1.5 introduces a new User module. In addition of overriding the language/region or setting a custom user ID, you can now assign attributes and tags to your users, allowing you to improve your Push targeting.
- User IDs (email address, username, etc) must be managed using our custom user ID implementation.
- Region/language data must be managed using our custom region/language implementation.
- Never use an existing tagging plan. Read our guide on custom data before tagging your app.
- Newly tracked attributes and tags are hidden by default. You will need to manually display them from the dashboard settings > "Custom data" tab.
Before we get started on how to implement custom attributes, here are some rules you should know.
Attribute names are strings. They should be made of letters, numbers or underscores ([a-z0-9_]) and can't be longer than 30 characters (e.g. has_premium).
Values must be any of the following types, or their native Swift equivalent:
Must not be longer than 64 characters and can be empty. For better results, you should make them upper/lowercase and trim the whitespaces.
- Anything bigger than a
long long or a
double will be rejected.
- Unsigned values will be rejected.
- Booleans are supported, but should be initialized with
[NSNumber numberWithBool:<your value>] or
Since timezones are not supported, this will typically represent UTC dates.
Using any unsupported type as a value (NSNull, NSObject, NSArray, NSDictionary for example) will NOT work. Be careful, as it may cause
[editor save]to fail.
The custom attribute API is simple, and has only three methods:
BatchUserDataEditor *editor = [BatchUser editor]; [editor setAttribute:@26 forKey:@"age"]; // Set an attribute [editor removeAttributeForKey:@"age"]; // Remove it [editor setAttribute:nil forKey:@"age"]; // This also works [editor clearAttributes]; // Removes all attributes [editor save]; // Don't forget to save the changes
let editor = BatchUser.editor() editor.setAttribute(26 as NSNumber, forKey:"age") // Set an attribute editor.removeAttribute(forKey: "age") // Remove it editor.setAttribute(nil, forKey:"age") // This also works editor.clearAttributes() // Removes all attributes editor.save() // Don't forget to save the changes
Changes made to a editor happen transactionally and won't be persisted until you call
Please test your implementation using our debug tool before releasing your app on the store. Make sure you're unwrapping your optionals!
You can attach multiple tags to different collections. Collections names can't be longer than 30 characters (e.g.
Tags have some limitations:
Collection names have the same limitations as attribute names.
Here are the available methods:
BatchUserDataEditor *editor = [BatchUser editor]; [editor addTag:@"has_bought" inCollection:@"actions"]; // Add a tag to the "actions" collection [editor removeTag:@"has_bought" fromCollection:@"actions"]; // Remove it [editor clearTagCollection:@"actions"]; // Removes all tags from that collection [editor save]; // Don't forget to save the changes
let editor = BatchUser.editor() editor.addTag("has_bought", inCollection: "actions") // Add a tag to the "actions" collection editor.removeTag("has_bought", fromCollection: "actions") // Remove it editor.clearTagCollection("actions") // Removes all tags from that collection editor.save(); // Don't forget to save the changes