Before you begin: Instrument your events¶
If you haven't instrumented any events, Amplitude's servers don't receive data, and no data is available in Amplitude itself. Amplitude strongly recommends that you create a test app to test and validate your first event data. See the Quick Start Guide for more instructions and advice on getting started with Amplitude.
Step 1: Find yourself¶
After you have instrumented your events, the first step is to manually fire some of those events on your own device. After you have done so, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the User & Account Look-Up tab in Amplitude.
- Make sure you're viewing user-level details, and not account-level details.
- Search by user ID, device ID, Amplitude ID, or user property values.
Step 2: Analyze the event stream¶
After you find your user profile, scroll down to the Event Stream section. The event stream displays a user's entire event history, grouped by session. The most recent activity appears at the top of the list, and events populate the stream in ten seconds to one minute.
Clicking on an event gives you detailed information about it, including the user property and event property values at the time of that event.
Because the event stream can update in real-time, you can use it to make sure you're capturing new events correctly, or troubleshoot or debug instrumentation errors. For example, if you trigger an event only one time but the event stream consistently displays two instances of the event, then there could be an instrumentation error.
The Amplitude Instrumentation Explorer is an extension in the Google Chrome Web Store that helps you examine and debug your Amplitude Browser SDK instrumentation just by interacting with your product. It captures each Amplitude event you trigger and display it in the extension popup. Download it here.
View your triggered events¶
In the Instrumentation Explorer, the Events tab is where you can find detailed insights into the parameters of each event you trigger on your website. This includes
To switch between the different Amplitude projects that are receiving your events, select it from the Project dropdown. You can tell your Amplitude projects apart by their abbreviated API key:
To clear all the events from your popup, click the Forbidden icon:
To copy your events' event and user property parameters, click the Copy icons:
View your configuration options¶
To view the configuration options you've set for each project's SDK, click the API Options tab:
View your hidden events¶
To see a list of your hidden events or to display events on the webpage as they're triggered, click the Settings tab.