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Evergage gives account administrators control over which version of the Beacon JavaScript is used for a given dataset. Additionally, there is an option to disable the beacon if you need to quickly remove the Evergage integration from a production environment.

This article details the beacon versions available, how to change the selected version, and some important notes to be aware of.

  1. Log into your Evergage account as an administrator
  2. Select SETTINGS
  3. In the Integration section, select Beacon Version
  4. Select the desired version:
    1. Disabled completely disables the beacon integration for the selected dataset so all messaging and event traffic will stop

      NOTE

      Selecting Disabled replaces the existing JavaScript beacon with an empty JavaScript resource. All event receipt, analytics, and messaging will stop immediately and will propagate in minutes as viewers' browser caches expire. Selecting another JavaScript Beacon version will reactivate the integration.

    2. Stable is the default version of the beacon and is updated conservatively and with prior notice
    3. Latest provides early access to new features and is updated frequently and usually without notice
    4. Specific Version gives you the option to select the specific numeric version of the beacon if you require maximum predictability
  5. Click SAVE to save changes

 

Important Notes

  • If you are using legacy (Apptegic-era) integration code and want to take advantage of version management features, you will need to make a small update to the integration code in order to fetch Beacon JavaScript from a dataset-specific endpoint. Select SETTINGS > JavaScript for the the most up-to-date JavaScript Beacon 
  • Each beacon version may be updated for security and bug fixes
  • Old versions may be deprecated in the future, and eventually removed with prior notice
  • As soon as you save your new selection, changes are immediate and will propagate in minutes as viewers' browser caches expire. For this reason, it is recommended that Beacon version changes should be tested in a separate environment with its own Evergage dataset.

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