Using the Event Monitor

The Event Monitor is a tool to help you verify that your website events are being sent to Sitecore Search in the correct format. Event monitoring can be used together with any environment your Search account is connected to.

You can use the Event Monitor by entering your universally unique identifier (UUID), then navigating to your Search-enabled site and interacting with it as if you were a visitor. Alternatively, you can enter someone else's UUID and watch the monitor as they interact with the site. During the interaction, the Event Monitor displays the events generated by the user's actions in the order those actions are completed.


You can find your UUID by navigating to your Search-enabled site and examining your browser cookies for the __ruid cookie.

The Event Monitor contains two separate sections of information regarding your events. On the left is a list of cards with information about each event received by Search. This information includes the time the event was received, the type of event, and its status. The following information is also included:

  • Event Details - the object representing the event

  • Event Validation - any errors or messages returned by Search

  • Event Resolution - information about whether the correct pieces of content are attributed to the event

On the right side of the Event Monitor, under Event Occurrence in Session, is a list of events that are expected for your chosen experience, along with their status. The expected events include view and click events for all widgets on the page as well as request events and funnel events.


In order for the experience to be considered successfully integrated, all events outlined under Event Occurrence in Session must be completed.

Example scenario

You visit your website and enter a few letters in the search bar. A list of suggested search terms appears, and you click one. Then, a list of top articles appears based on your search. You click an article title and the full article opens in your browser.


To test this scenario, you must have integrated suggestions and the preview search widget.

In this example, the left side of the Event Monitor shows at least four events in the following order:

  1. Appear event for the search results widget

  2. Request event for the search

  3. Click event for the click on the article

  4. View event for the article page

The right side of the Event Monitor shows check marks next to each of the expected events that have occurred during your session.

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