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We use Redux Beacon to handle event tracking (with Google Tag Manager):

Redux Beacon

This allows to hook our events on the Redux actions that we are already using.

The Beacon middleware is created inside src/stores/configureStore.js, receiving eventsMap as the first parameter, which is the events map that we define in src/redux-modules/tracking.js.

This eventsMap contains an object where the keys are the redux actions that we want to track and the value are functions that return event objects.

Each event object is created with the following function definition (provided by Redux Beacon as EventDefinition:

export type EventDefinition = (
  action: Action,
  prevState: any,
  nextState: any
) => any | Array<any>;

We can also conditionally create events if we need to trigger an event on a certain action depending on the payload, as shown here:

function (action, prevState) {
  if (action.payload.location.route === '/404') {
    return null;
  return {
    hitType: action.type.toLowerCase(),
    route: action.payload.location.pathname,
    referrer: prevState.currentRoute,

Example: if there’s no need to track with payload, (we just one to track the event itself)

Tracking the event of clicking the Contact button on the widget titlebar:

const EVENTS = {
  escalate: () => ({
    event: 'widget_contact_topbar_activated'

export const eventsMap = {
  'app/ESCALATE': EVENTS.escalate

The event id used in EVENTS.escalate (widget_contact_topbar_activated in this case) has to be provided in the ticket requesting the tracking. The eventsMap key app/ESCALATE is the action we are already dispatching in the application (can be inspected in Redux devtools easily).

If we want to trigger a custom event that is not tied to any current Redux action we can do it as:

Adding: 'EVENT_ID': Events.newEvent to eventsMap,

newEvent: () => ({
  event: 'gtm_event_id'

to EVENTS, and then dispatching the action when we want to track it using EVENT_ID:

store.dispatch({ type: 'EVENT_ID', payload: {}});