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Renaming Event Categories in Tag Manager

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Hi,

 

Is it possible to rename existing event categories in tag manager. My client has several existing  event categories set up which have the same name, making it very confusing in the analytics behaviour top events report.

 

If I rename the event categories in GTM will it:

 

1) Still retain the old event category names for historic data

2) Change event categories for all data past and future

 

or do i need to rewrite all the tags with new event categories?

 

Thanks in advance

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Renaming Event Categories in Tag Manager

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Just bumping this up - any answers?

 

thanks in advance

Renaming Event Categories in Tag Manager

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Hi,

 

If you rename the event categories in GTM, it will change new data not old. (Only futureSmiley Happy)

But if you want to change old data of event categories, you can use filter "Search and replace"

Here you can see details;

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034834?hl=en

 

Thank you..

 

Renaming Event Categories in Tag Manager

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Hi @CTICommerce M

 

If you rename the event categories in GTM, historic data will remain the same. Only future events will have the new category. Unfortunately, it is not possible to modify historic data.

 

@Scheref, fyi, Search and replace filter cannot change the historic data.

 

I hope this helps.

Regards

Renaming Event Categories in Tag Manager

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sorry my fault. You right..

 

 

Renaming Event Categories in Tag Manager

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Rewriting the event categories in GTM will effectively create new ones. The old ones will remain in your data and not be changed. 

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Hi - thanks for all your help it's much appreciated. I have renamed the event category name from jobs to careers filter in the tag configuration page but this doesn't appear to have impacted on current analytics in GA.

 

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but i'm still seeing the old event category name for this month :-(

 

 Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 16.51.03.png

 

Thanks

Renaming Event Categories in Tag Manager

Rising Star
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Rising Star

Sorry, I can't see your screenshots. However - did you actually publish the changes? Also - check using the GTM preview pane whether they being labelled as you expect. You can also check using chrome>view>developer>javascript console with the chrome extension 'dataslayer' to see exactly what is being sent, and what it is called, to GA.

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