Turbine Free Variable

The turbine object is a “free variable” within the scope of your extension’s library modules. It provides information and utilities specific to the Launch runtime and is always available to library modules without using require().

turbine.buildInfo: Object<string, string>


An object containing information about the build of the current Launch runtime library. The object will contain the following values:

  • buildInfo.turbineVersion: string

    The Turbine version used inside the current library.

  • buildInfo.turbineBuildDate: string

    The ISO 8601 date when the version of Turbine used inside the container was built.

  • buildInfo.buildDate: string

    The ISO 8601 date when the current library was built.

  • buildInfo.environment: string

    The environment for which this library was built. The possible values are: ‘development’, ‘staging’, ‘production.’

This is an example demonstrating the object values.

    turbineVersion: "14.0.0",
    turbineBuildDate: "2016-07-01T18:10:34Z",
    buildDate: "2016-03-30T16:27:10Z",
    environment: "development"

turbine.getDataElementValue(name: string) => *


Returns the value of a data element.

turbine.getExtensionSettings() => *

var extensionSettings = turbine.getExtensionSettings();

Returns the settings object that was last saved from the extension configuration view.

Please note that values within the returned settings objects may be coming from data elements. Because of this, calling getExtensionSettings() at different times may yield different results if the values of the data elements have changed. To get the most up-to-date values, please wait until as late as possible before calling getExtensionSettings().

turbine.getHostedLibFileUrl(file: string) => string

var loadScript = require('@adobe/reactor-load-script');
loadScript(turbine.getHostedLibFileUrl('AppMeasurement.js')).then(function() {
  // Do something ...

The hostedLibFiles property can be defined inside the extension manifest in order to host various files along with the Launch runtime library. This module returns the URL where the given library file is hosted.

turbine.getSharedModule(extensionName: string, sharedModuleName: string) => *

var mcidInstance = turbine.getSharedModule('adobe-mcid', 'mcid-instance');

Retrieves a module which has been shared from another extension. If no matching module is found, undefined will be returned. See Implementing Shared Modules for more information regarding shared modules.

turbine.logger: Object<string, Function>


Logging utility used to log messages to the console. Messages will only show in the console if debugging is turned on by the user. The recommended way to turn on debugging is to use the Adobe DTM Switch Chrome extension. As an alternative, the user can run the following command _satellite.setDebug(true) inside the browser development console. The logger has the following methods:

  • logger.log(message:string)

    Logs a message to the console.

  • logger.info(message: string)

    Logs an informational message to the console.

  • logger.warn(message: string)

    Logs a warning message to the console.

  • logger.error(message: string)

    Logs an error message to the console.

turbine.propertySettings: Object


An object containing the following settings which are defined by the user for the property of the current Launch runtime library:

  • propertySettings.domains: Array<String>

    An array of domains that the Launch property covers.

  • propertySettings.undefinedVarsReturnEmpty: boolean

    Extension developers should not be concerned with this setting.