I've got a working example of a map that adds a marker layer with the creatLayer method. I am trying to add a click listener to the carto markers. I have tried the examples here and here to no avail.

Here is where I am at right now. You'll see the markers are loading, but no interaction on click (it should call an alert). I have tried a lot of variations on the click listener code at this point.

Code pasted below as well.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>How to add markers to a CARTO map</title>
<meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://cartodb.com/assets/favicon.ico" />
  html, body, #map {
    height: 100%;
    padding: 0;
    margin: 0;
<!-- include cartodb.js CSS library -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://libs.cartocdn.com/cartodb.js/v3/3.15/themes/css/cartodb.css" />
 <!-- include cartodb.js library -->
<script src="http://libs.cartocdn.com/cartodb.js/v3/3.15/cartodb.js"></script>

<div id="map"></div>

  function main() {
    var map = new L.Map('map', {
      center: [40.7328,-74.0059],
      zoom: 14
    // var layer = L.mapbox.styleLayer('mapbox://styles/fluffywolf24/cimhxr71f0021qxno7nts1d4w', { detectRetina: true });
    // layer.addTo(map);
    // console.log('map:', map);
    L.tileLayer('http://{s}.tile.opentopomap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', {attribution: 'OpenStreetMaps'
    cartodb.createLayer(map, {
      user_name: 'whayler1',
      type: 'cartodb',
      sublayers: [{
        sql: "SELECT * FROM ny_listings",
        cartocss: '#layer{marker-fill-opacity: 0.7; marker-line-color: #B40903; marker-line-width: 1; marker-line-opacity: 0; marker-placement: point; marker-type: ellipse; marker-width: 1; marker-fill: #F11810; marker-allow-overlap: true; } #layer::point{marker-fill-opacity: 0.4; marker-line-color: #B40903; marker-line-width: 1; marker-line-opacity: 1; marker-placement: point; marker-type: ellipse; marker-width: 7; marker-fill: #F11810; marker-allow-overlap: true; }'}]
    .done(function(layer) {
      console.log('done', layer);
      layer.on('featureClick', function(e, latlon, pos, data, subLayerIndex) {
        alert("clicked marker!");
  window.onload = main;

1 Answer 1


Add an interactivity line to your sublayer definition that exposes at least one column from your dataset:

sublayers: [{
        sql: 'SELECT * FROM ny_listings',
        cartocss: '...',
        interactivity: "cartodb_id,address"

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