Experiment Annotation

This API allows privileged JavaScript to annotate the Environment with any experiments a client is participating in.

The experiment annotations are sent with any ping that includes the Environment data.


Privileged JavaScript code can annotate experiments using the functions exposed by TelemetryEnvironment.jsm.

The following function adds an annotation to the environment for the provided id, branch and options. Calling this function repeatedly with the same id will overwrite the state and trigger new subsessions (subject to throttling). options is an object that may contain type to tag the experiment with a specific type or enrollmentId to tag the enrollment in this experiment with an identifier.

TelemetryEnvironment.setExperimentActive(id, branch, [options={}}])

This removes the annotation for the experiment with the provided id.


This synchronously returns a dictionary containing the information for each active experiment.



Both setExperimentActive and setExperimentInactive trigger a new subsession. However the latter only does so if there was an active experiment with the provided id.

Limits and restrictions

To prevent abuses, the content of the experiment id and branch is limited to 100 characters in length. type is limited to a length of 20 characters. enrollmentId is limited to 40 characters (chosen to be just a little longer than the 36-character long GUID text representation).