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Migrating from previous version

A previous version (deprecated) of JavaScript SDK is mostly compatible with new SDK. However, it has a few differences:

  • Client from npm package should be initialized differently: instead of eventN.init({...opts}) jitsuClient({...opts}) should be called. The constructed object will have the same API
  • The data structure sent to sever will be a slightly different which can break database structure and queries (unless you pass compat_mode: true to initialization options)
  • If you embed Jitsu with HTML snippet you need to use a new one

Migrating npm package

In order to upgrade an existing npm package (@jitsu/eventnative) remove an old version

yarn remove @jitsu/eventnative

Add a new package (@jitsu/sdk-js)

npm install --save @jitsu/sdk-js

Replace eventN.init({...opts}) with let eventN = jitsuClient({...opts}) and use the same methods to send the data. Example

Old Code
New Code
import { eventN } from '@ksense/eventnative';
  key: "${key}",
  tracking_host: "https://${host}"
//identify user{
  "email": getEmail(),
  "internal_id": getId()
    //track page views

Migrating snippet

If you use HTML snippet just migrate it on a new api

Migrating database schema

New API sends a different JSON to the server unless compat_mode parameter is set to true. If you want to keep JSON structure intact use the following pattern:

HTML Snippet
<script src="%%SERVER%%/s/lib.js"
        ...other params></script>

Otherwise the JSON sent by new SDK will have a little different structure

New Structure
Old Structure
  "api_key": "Test",
  "src": "jitsu",
  "event_type": "pageview",
  "event_id": "",
  "user": {
    "anonymous_id": "sasa7qj2fg"
  "ids": {},
  "user_agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 11_2_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) HeadlessChrome/90.0.4430.0 Safari/537.36",
  "utc_time": "2021-04-27T16:30:40.759000Z",
  "local_tz_offset": -180,
  "referer": "",
  "url": "http://localhost:60226/test-case/embed.html?gclid=1",
  "page_title": "",
  "doc_path": "/test-case/embed.html",
  "doc_host": "localhost",
  "doc_search": "?gclid=1",
  "screen_resolution": "1280x720",
  "vp_size": "1280x720",
  "user_language": "en-US",
  "doc_encoding": "UTF-8",
  "utm": {},
  "click_id": {
    "gclid": "1"

eventn_ctx node present in old structure, but it's not present in a new one. All children of eventn_ctx is moved to the root of the object. If you have any mappings settings that that relies on an old structure (presence of eventn_ctx node), or have user recognition enabled you need to make following changes in your configuration

Retroactive users recognition changes

Jitsu saves each anonymous event JSON in Redis. On each identification event server gets saved events by event id from Redis and updates them in Data warehouse. If you have already had configured users recognition then you should change it in eventnative.yaml according to a new format:

users_recognition: enabled: true anonymous_id_node: /eventn_ctx/user/anonymous_id||/user/anonymous_id identification_nodes: - /eventn_ctx/user/id||/user/id - /eventn_ctx/user/email||/user/email

or just:

users_recognition: enabled: true