Using extracts/PingPost.aspx

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Using extracts/PingPost.aspx

This article explains how to extract data for the PingPost event.  The extract file produced is in Comma Separated Value (CSV) format.  CSV is a popular text-based file format which can be imported by most spreadsheet and database software and can be opened in any editor that supports text based file formats.

TSL Ping Tree has an event driven architecture.  When a visit begins, for example, a Click event is raised and certain tracking information is captured.  When a lead is posted, a Form Submission (a.k.a. Submit) event is raised; this is where data items such as the name and email address of the lead are captured.

The Extracts menu lists all of the supported events.  Each option from that menu presents a web page for extracting data for the selected event.

Query Criteria

Select a time zone and enter a From and a To date.  The From date is inclusive while the To date is exclusive.  For example, to extract a single day's worth of data select that date for the From date and the following date for the To date.

Next enter the number of minutes that you wish to consider a redirect as valid.

As soon as you enter both a From and To date, and if you change a From or To date, the Filename field will automatically change to "PingPost_FromDate-ToDate.csv" e.g. "PingPost_20120101-20120201.csv".  You may change the Filename before clicking the Create Extract button.

You can also include the Form Fields in the extract by checking the "Include Form Fields" checkbox. If you check this, you can also select whether the form field column headers are the Field Name or the Default HTTP Parameter Name. Note that you can not have the header be the actual HTTP parameter for a specific form (if it differs from the Default HTTP Parameter Name) because this value could vary from Ping Tree to Ping Tree within one extract.

Extract File Contents

Field Description
PingPostDateTime_Time_Zone The date and time that the event was raised down the the second.
Millseconds How many milliseconds the system took to process this event.
PingPostGuid A Globally Unique IDentifier (GUID) -based internal unique identifier for the event.
FormSubmissionGuid A Globally Unique IDentifier (GUID) -based internal unique identifier for the associated Submit event.
LeadPointUid An integer-based globally unique identifier for the associated Lead Point.
LeadPointName The Lead Point name.
InterfaceUid An integer-based globally unique identifier for the associated Interface.
InterfaceName The Interface name.
LeadBuyerUid An integer-based globally unique identifier for the associated Lead Buyer.
LeadBuyerName The Lead Buyer name.
LeadBuyerId Your ID for the Lead Buyer.
PostSequence An integer starting from 1 that represents the order in which this Lead Point was considered when the Ping Tree executed.
LookSequence An integer starting from 1 that represents the order in which the lead was posted when the Ping Tree executed.
Disposition An integer value for the outcome of this event.
DispositionDescription A description of the Disposition integer value for the outcome of this event.
RedirectUrl The Redirect URL produced by this event, if any.
RedirectCounts TRUE/FALSE: Did the system track a redirect for the Redirect URL within the allowed timeframe?
RedirectDateTime_Time_Zone The date/time the system first tracked a redirect for the Redirect URL, if any.
SubmitEndDateTime_Time_Zone The date/time that the Submit event processing for the HTTP request that caused this PingPost event was completed.
ResponseUniqueId The unique ID captured in the PingPost response, if any.
InternalMessages Any system warnings produced when this event was raised.  Each warning message is separated by a pipe symbol, |.  If a pipe symbol is part of the message itself (unlikely but possible) then it will be escaped by using the doubling technique... so each | becomes ||.
RawHttpRequestGuid A Globally Unique IDentifier (GUID) -based internal unique identifier for the HTTP request that raised this event.
PingTreeName The name of the ping tree to which the lead was submitted.
PingTreeUid The internal unique identifier of the ping tree to which the lead was submitted.
FormName The name of the form to which the lead was submitted.
FormUid The internal unique identifier of the form to which the lead was submitted.
ClickId An integer-based unique identifier for the associated Click.
ClickDateTime_Time_Zone The date/time the associated Click event was raised.
SiteId The value of the SiteId (s) visit tracking parameter when the associated Click event was raised.
AffiliateId The value of the AffiliateId (a) visit tracking parameter when the associated Click event was raised.
PromotionId The value of the PromotionId (p) visit tracking parameter when the associated Click event was raised.
SubId1 The value of the SubId1 (s1) visit tracking parameter when the associated Click event was raised.
SubId2 The value of the SubId2 (s2) visit tracking parameter when the associated Click event was raised.
SubId3 The value of the SubId3 (s3) visit tracking parameter when the associated Click event was raised.