Data Collector

The Data Collector allows you to add some required or optional input fields to collect specific data like Names, Email-addresses or feedback. It can be used in two different ways which both will be explained on this page.

How to use

The Data Collector can be used in two different ways:

  • In-line

  • On-page

The difference between these is that the In-line data collector is connected to a specific login method, while the On-page data collector can be used independently. This means that the On-page data collector is optional by itself, but it can contain required input fields which have to be filled out in order to send the form.

In-Line Data Collector

To start with the In-line data collector, you first need to set up a data collector profile in the WebAdmin menu Login page / Data Collector. Here, enable the module and then click on New to add a new profile. Fill out the input fields you want to add to this profile.

In the following example the In-line data collector will ask for the Name as a required field and the Email address as an optional field.

Hint

  • Any pre-selections from the drop-down menu such as Name do already have translations in all available languages.

  • If you add a Custom text descriptor, then no translation will be available.

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After the profile has been created, navigate into the WebAdmin menu Login page / Login Page Editor. Here on the top you see which design is currently active as your login page in the Default login page drop-down menu. Find this design in the list below and click on the green Show / Edit button next to it.

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The editor will now open. On the top right side, click on the tab Page and then open Extensions:

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Enable the option Data Collector Inline and then click on Save

Hint

  • After clicking on Save, reload the WebAdmin page with the refresh button or the F5 key.

After this has been saved and the page has been reloaded, you will now see a new data collector section called DataCollectorInline in the same menu. Here you can select one or more login methods which you want to be linked to the data collector profile created earlier:

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Proceed by clicking on Save. The result of this can then be seen on the login page immediately.

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Also, by trying to send this form without any Name, a hint will be shown because in this example, this input field has been set to required in the data collector profile:

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On-Page Data Collector

The On-page data collector is not bound to any login method and can be used independently. To start with the On-page data collector, you first need to set up a data collector profile in the WebAdmin menu Login page / Data Collector. Here, enable the module and then click on New to add a new profile. Fill out the input fields you want to add to this profile.

In the following example the On-page data collector will ask for the Name as a required field and the Email address as an optional field.

Hint

  • Any pre-selections from the drop-down menu such as Name do already have translations in all available languages.

  • If you add a Custom text descriptor, then no translation will be available.

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After the profile has been created, navigate into the WebAdmin menu Login page / Login Page Editor. Here on the top you see which design is currently active as your login page in the Default login page drop-down menu. Find this design in the list below and click on the green Show / Edit button next to it.

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The editor will now open. To now add the On-page data collector, click on the Data Collector element in the left upper side and drag it on your login page, for example between the logo and the welcome message:

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After you’ve dragged this element on to the login page, it will automatically reload and look like this:

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To get a better understanding of how this will look, you can toggle between the Edit and Preview mode on the right upper part of the editor. After toggling the Preview mode, a proper preview can be inspected.

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If you want to move the On-page data collector, simply click on it, then select Delete on the right part of the page and drag a new Data collector element on to the page.

Saved Data

All data collected with any data collector can be viewed and downloaded in the WebAdmin menu Reporting / Collected user data. Here you can sort by data collector and the profiles for it.

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Here, any collected data can be exported as CSV or XLS.

Hint

  • The data saved here is also influenced by the Data privacy settings for Anonymize after X days and Delete after Y days. These settings can be found and adjusted in the WebAdmin menu Settings / Data privacy.