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Tracking multiple select boxes and values

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I have a page with 5 select boxes and 1 search field. This is not a form, so i can't create a form listener unless i use the datalayer & gtm (do not perform a submit event). What i'd like to figure out is how i can attach a ga event to each item in the select boxes and dynamically populate the event action and event label based on the which selection box and its associated item was selected. 


here's what i have so far. As you can see, i am able to dynmically populdate the label, but not action (currently hardcoded as "Select Changed")

<select onChange="ga('send', 'event', ‘SessionFilters’, 'Select Changed', this.options[this.selectedIndex].text);">
<option selected="selected">All</option>
<option value="1">USA</option>
<option value="2">Canada</option>
<option value="3">UK</option>
<option value="4">Australia</option>


Thank you in advance,


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Tracking multiple select boxes and values

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This would put option value to the event action field:


<select onChange="ga('send', 'event', 'SessionFilters', this.options[this.selectedIndex].value, this.options[this.selectedIndex].text);">


Please let me know if this is what you need.


Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Re: Tracking multiple select boxes and values

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Hymmm.. I am not clear how based on this, the action would pull the name of the field. Meaning, how does it differentiate between the name of the field and the item selected?