SPA: setName

newrelic.interaction().setName(string $name[, string $trigger])
Sets the name and trigger of a SPA's browser interaction that is not a route change or URL change.


Agent version nr-963 or higher.

SPA calls require New Relic Browser Pro.


This SPA monitoring method sets the name and trigger of a browser interaction. The name will be exposed as the browserInteractionName attribute in the Insights BrowserInteraction event. It will also be used for grouping in the UI.

By default, browserInteractionName is named after an associated URL or route. Use setName() when you want to record an interaction that is not a route change or URL change.

The setCurrentRouteName() method also names the current route. When you use both:

  • setName() takes precedence for naming the interaction.
  • The previousRouteName and targetRouteName attributes are still set with values passed to setCurrentRouteName().

Using these methods together allows many options for filtering and grouping in the UI. For example, you can:

  • Filter down to interactions of a certain type, such as LikeButtonClick.
  • Then, group by targetRouteName to see what routes have the most LikeButtonClick interactions.

This API call applies to data in SPA page views in New Relic Browser and the BrowserInteraction event type within New Relic Insights. To set a custom name for standard page views and the PageView event type, see setPageViewName. Using both calls together is recommended.


Parameter Description



Required. If null, the name will be set using the targetGroupedUrl attribute.

If not null, this will set the browserInteractionName attribute in the BrowserInteraction event.



Optional. If not null, this will set the TRIGGER attribute on the BrowserInteraction event.

Return value(s)

This method returns the same API object created by interaction().


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