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Help: Newbie trying to track AS2 Flash events

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Help: Newbie trying to track AS2 Flash events jennymesserly 5/6/09 8:44 AM
Hi All. I'm not quite the master with AS2 yet and am trying to track Flash events with Google Analytics. I got some examples from this site, http://www.google.com/support/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55520, but the examples don't look similar to the code for my buttons. Does anyone have any advice? I appreciate it!

Thanks.
Jenny

private function setNavigation(Void):Void
        {
                this.navArr = new Array(navContainer.sammie, navContainer.natalee, navContainer.sean, navContainer.buchhalter, navContainer.alex, navContainer.keston, navContainer.mary);
                this.photoArr = new Array(photoScroller.photos.sammie, photoScroller.photos.natalee, photoScroller.photos.sean, photoScroller.photos.buchhalter, photoScroller.photos.alex, photoScroller.photos.keston, photoScroller.photos.mary);
                //PageManager.GetInstance().SetPhotoArray(this.photoArr);
                for(var i:Number=0; i<this.navArr.length; i++)
                {
                        this.navArr[i].btn.onRelease = Proxy.create(this, onNavRelease, i, this.photoArr[i]._name, true);
                        this.photoArr[i].onRelease = Proxy.create(this, onNavRelease, i, this.photoArr[i]._name, false);
                        this.navArr[i].btn.onRollOver = Proxy.create(this, onNavOver, this.navArr[i]);
                        this.navArr[i].btn.onRollOut = Proxy.create(this, onNavOut, this.navArr[i]);
                }
        }
Re: Help: Newbie trying to track AS2 Flash events htmlterrier 5/6/09 9:43 AM
You should be able to slot the code in after the semi-colon:

this.navArr[i].btn.onRelease = Proxy.create(this, onNavRelease, i, this.photoArr[i]._name, true); getURL("javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview('/folder/file.html');");

If this is what you want to track. You obviously have to customise this the way you need it.

David
Re: Help: Newbie trying to track AS2 Flash events jennymesserly 5/6/09 10:08 AM
Thanks for being so helpful David.

I want to track when each button is clicked (sammie, natalee, sean, buchhalter, alex, keston and mary). Do I need to somehow add a different tracking URL for each?
Re: Help: Newbie trying to track AS2 Flash events htmlterrier 5/7/09 2:29 AM
If you want to track them differently yes. For example: /virtual//flash/clicks/buchhalter and /virtual//flash/clicks/alex. Did you ever look into EventTracking?
Re: Help: Newbie trying to track AS2 Flash events jennymesserly 5/7/09 9:37 AM
thanks david. yes, i understand they need to be different and i've looked at the links. like i said, i'm new to as2. the buttons are in array, so i don't understand how to match up the unique links.

sorry for the newbie questions!