May 28, 2019
How to quickly get rid of all the changes in the default GTM workspace?
This time, I’ll give you a quick tip. Most likely, the significant group of my readers already know this but maybe it will help the rest of you. When I explain GTM, I often find myself showcasing and editing live GTM containers. When the demonstration is over, the container is littered with unwanted garbage, temporary tags, triggers, variables.
I don’t want to leave my trace, therefore, I have to keep things clean. How do I get rid of those temporary changes? One way is to go to the Overview of the container and then manually abandon change after change. Not very convenient.
I could have created a new temporary workspace just for that demonstration and delete it afterward. However, I forgot to do that. In fact, I often find myself forgetting to create temporary workspaces for some demo stuff. Restoring to previous versions can also be an option but it is still more time-consuming than I want.
So what can I (or you) do? What is the faster way to abandon all the changes in the default GTM workspace (knowing that it’s the only workspace I currently have)?
The answer is simple (and I guess that many of you already know that). Delete the default workspace. Even if that’s the only workspace you have, feel free to delete it. Default workspaces can also be deleted.
Once you do that, all the changes in the workspace will vanish and the new (clean) default workspace will be automatically created in a moment. To do that, click on the “Current workspace” button.
A list of all workspaces will slide from the right. Click on “i” icon next to the workspace you wish to delete.
When another panel will slide it from the right, click 3 dots in the top right corner then choose Delete.
If you had only one (default) workspace, you will be immediately redirected to the Overview of your GTM container where you will find yourself in a newly created workspace.
What happens if you delete a default workspace while some custom workspaces are already available? Immediately after you delete it, you will see the very same list of all the workspaces in the container (including the fresh new default workspace).
Choose the workspace you want to continue working with, e.g. Default Workspace.
That’s it. You have just got rid of all the temporary changes just in several clicks. This tip was so quick that I don’t even need to write the conclusion.
If you have any questions related to this, the comments section below is at your service.