Managing activities

The Activities page provides you with access to all activities currently configured in Ortto, which allows you to view a specific activity and edit it.

View an activity

To view a configured activity:

  1. On the Activities page, click the activity to view.
  2. On the specific activity view page, click the appropriate option (OverviewActivityAudience, and Location along the top-right) to view more information about the activity’s details, along with the people who conducted them, and the location.

Edit the activity

You can also edit a number of the activity’s aspects from the activity’s page.


Under Settings you can enable or disable Client-side data sourceTrack as touch and Conversion value, and edit your Data retention period. Learn more about editing data retention under Configuring an activity’s data retention period.

To edit Client-side data sourceTrack as touch and Conversion value, click Edit and select or deselect the checkboxes as required.

NOTE: Rate limits apply to client-side data source activity creation. For each activity (based on the activity_ID), we allow a maximum of:

  • 10 activity events per contact per day.
  • 100 activity events per hour, per activity IP address (source_IP).

Learn more about client-side data source under Creating a new activity.

Learn more about the touch attribution models under Attribution model and conversion value under Value label in Attribution.

Configuring an activity’s data retention period

By default, the data for all built in (system) and custom activities you create (and their attributes) are only retained in Ortto for 90 days. This ultimately affects your ability to:

  • filter data based on these activities and attributes, and
  • create new reports based on these activities.

Learn more about configuring an activity's data retention period.

Custom activity design

You have control over how custom activities you send to Ortto are displayed.

The 3 options available to you are:

The first option, "Activity" will simply display the activity name, so for example: James Smith placed order.

The second allows you to pick an attribute from the activity you send in and will display that along with the name, for example: James Smith placed order #456.

The final option, the advanced option is what requires further explanation. This allows you to use a simple template to display whatever you like out of the available data.

An example of this syntax is: Placed order #{{attribute.order_id}} from the {{attribute.category}} category.

Data destinations

In this section you can select a webhook to send activity data to. Events associated with the activity are sent to your webhook when they occur. You can view the webhook actions on the webhook’s view, under Logs (accessed via Data sources > your webhook).

The webhook payload is determined by your webhook configuration (such as the Fields you configured). Learn more about creating a webhook under Configuring a webhook.

NOTE: Data destinations is only available on selected Ortto plans (see outbound activity streams).

Conversion destinations

The conversion destinations feature enables you to send system, data source (such as Shopify) and custom activity events to your Google Ads account.

Once you have enabled conversion destinations for a particular activity, events associated with the activity can be sent as conversion data to Google Ads. This allows you to create ad campaigns in Google Ads linked to the custom conversion action sent from Ortto.

Learn more about conversion destinations.

Export activity data

You can export your activity data with selected contact fields as attributes.

To do so, on the activity view:

  1. Click Actions > Export activity data.
  2. If required, select contact fields to add as activity attributes.
  3. Click Export. You’ll receive an email with a link which will download a .jsonl file with your activity data.


  • For each activity, you can export activity data once per 24 hours.
  • You can add up to 10 contact fields to the activity data export.