I'm trying migrate website tracking from old Google Analytics script ga.js to new analytics.js.

Currently I have enabled "local remote server mode" to send tracing requests to my server as well. Following code was used to enable this mode on ga.js:

_gaq.push(['_setLocalRemoteServerMode']); (more info).

But I can not find how to enable this feature on new analytics.js. Has anybody solved this already?

  • Are you still intending on using Urchin in conjunction with GA Universal? – dan Jan 22 '14 at 8:10
  • I'll use anything what will allow send GA requests to my server too. – Pawka Jan 22 '14 at 8:58
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    Not sure I follow that completely - the above is for Urchin Software. You can add other third-party tracking code to your pages, if that's what you meant. However, it doesn't appear that Universal supports Urchin (at least there's no reference to it anymore). – dan Jan 22 '14 at 9:13
  • I've implemented by extending ga object, extracting data and sending requests to my server manually. – Pawka Jan 20 '15 at 7:23

There doesn't seem to be an easy function built into analytics.js that I have found, however, there is this code for sending the same data via an XHR request to your server.

ga('create', 'UA-XXXXX-Y', 'auto');

ga(function(tracker) {

  // Grab a reference to the default sendHitTask function.
  var originalSendHitTask = tracker.get('sendHitTask');

  // Modifies sendHitTask to send a copy of the request to a local server after
  // sending the normal request to www.google-analytics.com/collect.
  tracker.set('sendHitTask', function(model) {
    var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
    xhr.open('POST', '/localhits', true);

ga('send', 'pageview');


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