Month: April 2023

Sitecore CDP- Sending View Event using direct HTTP requests

Last Updated on April 14, 2023 by sandeeppote

The VIEW event captures the guest’s action of viewing a page. To track guest behavior use VIEW event on all pages.

Sending a request through postman- use below URL-


To know more what should be the API endpoint and api version see this blog

Generate browser id – see how to generate browserid using postman here

URL – contains event to create view event.


var browser_id = pm.environment.get("browserId")
var pointOfSale = pm.environment.get("PointOfSale")

var message = {    
    "channel": "WEB",
    "type": "VIEW",
    "language": "EN",
    "currency": "GBP",
    "page": "home page",
    "pos": pointOfSale,
    "browser_id": browser_id

postman.setEnvironmentVariable("message", JSON.stringify(message));

Check the view event in Sitecore CDP portal-

Search the Broswer Id in guests page-

Select the Anonymous Visitor.

Select the Timeline tab

Select the orange color settings icon to check the view event details which is only displayed in debug mode-

See the detials the message that was sent as part of request-

CURL command for same –

curl --location -g --request GET '<<enter client key>>&message={"channel":"WEB","type":"VIEW","language":"EN","currency":"GBP","page":"home page","pos":"pastoral-witty-grill","browser_id":"<<enter browser id>>"}'

C# code-

var client = new RestClient("<<enter client key>>&message={\"channel\":\"WEB\",\"type\":\"VIEW\",\"language\":\"EN\",\"currency\":\"GBP\",\"page\":\"home page\",\"pos\":\"pastoral-witty-grill\",\"browser_id\":\"<<enter browser id>>\"}");
client.Timeout = -1;
var request = new RestRequest(Method.GET);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);

Python- http client code snippet-

import http.client

conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("")
payload = ''
headers = {}
conn.request("GET", "/v1.2/event/create.json?client_key=<<enter client key>>&message=%7B%22channel%22:%22WEB%22,%22type%22:%22VIEW%22,%22language%22:%22EN%22,%22currency%22:%22GBP%22,%22page%22:%22home%20page%22,%22pos%22:%22pastoral-witty-grill%22,%22browser_id%22:%22<<enter browser id>>%22%7D", payload, headers)
res = conn.getresponse()
data =



Setup Sitecore OrderCloud headstart with Angular in Ubuntu system the docker way

Last Updated on April 3, 2023 by sandeeppote

Working on Linux system after been worked on Windows for 2 decades is always fun.

This blog post is to setup the Sitecore OrderCloud Headstart on Ubuntu the Docker way. As all the images used for the Headstart is are Linux based, this I didn’t find major difference how this is been setup in Windows system apart from few changes while installing Storage Explorer and few other erros which I have noted in this blog post.

Note – use sudo for each command or “sudo i”to run as root.

Ensure node js is installed

This might be required for your local build.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install nodejs

Ensure npm is installed

sudo apt install npm

Ensure docker and docker -compose is installed

See this blog post Install Docker on Linux

sudo snap install docker

sudo apt install docker-compose

Docker Compose

Lets start composing and solve errros that might come ourr way-

sudo docker-compose up -d

npm needs TLS1.2

npm notice Beginning October 4, 2021, all connections to the npm registry – including for package installation – must use TLS 1.2 or higher. You are currently using plaintext http to connect. Please visit the GitHub blog for more information:
npm WARN @ordercloud/headstart-sdk@0.0.0 No repository field.

npm cache clear --force

npm set registry=

npm install -g

Install .Net SDK

Middleware runs on .Net. So this neds to be installed.

sudo apt-get update && \
sudo apt-get install -y dotnet-sdk-6.0
sudo apt-get update && \
sudo apt-get install -y aspnetcore-runtime-6.0
sudo apt install dotnet6

I found difficulties installing .Net on Ubuntu. You may have todo few restarts.

 docker compose up -d

This should start all the containers. Note- cosmos container takes time to start till then middleware waits and starts when comos is ready.

Comos should be available now –

Install Azure Storage- Explorer

Install Storage explorer in Ubuntu-

snapd should be already installed if you are using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later, you may have to update.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

Install Storage Explorer

sudo snap install storage-explorer

Open Azure Storage Explorer and follow the steps here –

Execute the command-

snap connect storage-explorer:password-manager-service :password-manager-service

Azure Storage Explorer should be able to open with above command.

Apply the same settings mentioned in this blog

Once you have followed and applied the settings mentioned in the blog, should be able to see the translation files in local storage and able to access the file.

We also have to set CQRS for blob container – lets do this later.

Middleware exited with errors-

Error –

See the resolution to this issue here – section – Unable to start Middleware container due to erros

Error – Connection refused (

System.AggregateException: One or more errors occurred. (Connection refused (
       ---> System.Net.Http.HttpRequestException: Connection refused (

See the resolution to this issue here – section – Connection to Comos DB is failing

Error- Unsupported platform

0 18.52 npm ERR! code EBADPLATFORM
#0 18.53 npm ERR! notsup Unsupported platform for fsevents@2.3.2: wanted {"os":"darwin","arch":"any"} (current: {"os":"linux","arch":"x64"})
#0 18.53 npm ERR! notsup Valid OS:    darwin
#0 18.53 npm ERR! notsup Valid Arch:  any
#0 18.53 npm ERR! notsup Actual OS:   linux
#0 18.53 npm ERR! notsup Actual Arch: x64

Changed the node version- see the blog here

Also changed the nginx version – see Error 4 here

 => ERROR [headstart-seller:local-linux production 4/8] RUN apk add --update nodejs nodejs-npm && npm install -g json                                                                                 1.0s

see Error 4 here

Change from this  -
RUN apk add --update nodejs nodejs-npm && npm install -g json

RUN apk add --update nodejs npm && npm install -g json
#0 51.97 npm ERR! npm ERR! Cannot read properties of null (reading 'pickAlgorithm')

See the resolution to this error here

Now you should have all containers up and running with

sudo docker compose up -d

If you see this error-

Check for Configure CORS to Blob Containers in this blog post

And here I have Seller, buyer and middleware working on Ubuntu system-

This has really opened the horizon to develop, deploy and maintain OrderCloud solution on a technology agnostic platform.