• Command ignored. Unknown target: undefined.

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    Recently I was playing with Google Tag Manager. I also had some existing custom events and other javascript which I placed into a HTML Tag. While using Google Analytics debugging tool, though, I got the following console error:

    Command ignored. Unknown target: undefined.

    Thankfully I found this post.

    The issue seems to be that the GA create tracker name adds a variable. To avoid redoing all the custom events, the quick fix is to give the tracker a blank name. You can do this by going to GTM settings (Edit Tag -> More Settings -> Advanced Configuration -> ☑ Tracker Name). Just leave the textbox blank for the name. Now it works!

    This solution by Mert is a super work-around too:

    var trackerName = ga.getAll()[0].get('name');
    ga(trackerName + '.send', 'event', { eventCategory: 'category1', eventAction: 'action1', eventValue: 0 });


    About The Author: Adrian has over 12 years experience in Digital Marketing and Analytics. He currently works as a Marketing Head of Community at Vanilla Forums, a modern forum software platform that allows clients to connect and engage their communities and customers. Adrian has extensive experience with Google and Piwik (Matomo) Analytics. He lives and works in Montreal.