Verify implementation

After going through validating events, you'll want to verify your implementation. The validation server validates that your events have the correct structure, but to verify that they are being sent correctly to your property, you'll need to do the following:

If you're not seeing your events after going through these steps, check troubleshooting for common implementation errors.

Send an event from a client

Choose your client:

Send an event to your property

Check the Realtime view

After sending an event using the Measurement Protocol, check the Realtime view for your property. Events typically show up within a few seconds.

Go to the Realtime view by opening Google Analytics, then going to Reports > Realtime in the left navigation. You'll want to focus on the bottom charts, such as "Event count by Event name" and "Key Events by Event name."

Realtime view showing an event

Check DebugView

If the Realtime view doesn't provide enough detail for you to verify your implementation, enable debug mode in some test events by including the following parameters in the params collection so you can monitor and review the events in DebugView:

  1. "debug_mode": true or "debug_mode": 1
  2. "engagement_time_msec" set to a positive number

For example, the following sends a refund with debug mode enabled:

After you send events with debug mode enabled, follow the instructions for monitoring events using DebugView to verify your implementation.