to manage scripts for my site https://nextschool.it/ I’m using a standard GTM container containing the GA4 Tag + other tracking tags.
Now I’d like to switch to GA4 Server Side and I was wondering: is there a way to import an existing GTM container inside a GTM Server-Side container?
I’ve tried using the export/import feature, but I get an import error:
I’m quite new to server-side tracking, so maybe I’m missing something.
It does not work like that, server containers are a different entities, not you only you can’t import/export like you’re trying - you should not be attempting anything of the sort.
I suggest you familiarise yourself more with the concept, a good start would be this: Server-side tagging vs client-side tagging - Stape
thank you for the answer and for the link.
I reframe the problem: I have an existing GTM container (not server-side) containing several triggers and tags.
Is there a way to connect the previous GTM container to the Server-side container in a way I don’t have to replace the entire configuration from the old container?
Ok I guess I can answer myself: I just need to set “Send to server container” option in the GA4 Tag of the old container.
You need to do that yes, plus setup a tag on the server container as well. Just sending hits towards the server container is not enough - something needs to receive them and send to your GA property