Google Analytics Collector

This article contains sections on:

Creating a Google Analytics data source
Creating a Google Analytics stream query

CREATING A GOOGLE ANALYTICS DATA SOURCE

  1. In the Streams window, click Sources +.
  2. In the Source Types window, click START on the GA_icon.ico tile. A Google Chrome dialog box is displayed. 
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

CREATING A GOOGLE ANALYTICS STREAM QUERY

If you have just created a GA data source, skip to step 3.

  1. In the Stream Sources + panel, choose the GA source for which you want to create a stream query. 
    Note: The streams associated with that source are displayed. If the Streams panel is empty, no stream queries exist for that source.
  2. Click Streams + to display the Stream Query dialog box. 
    GA_stream_query_segments.png
    Note: The default Stream name includes timestamp of when the stream was created. You can edit the name.
  3. In the Website Data panel, choose:

i.   An account
ii.  A property
iii. A view 

4. In the Measures & Dimensions panel, choose:
    i. A Template or choose measures and dimensions from scratch. The measures and dimensions are based on the template chosen. Use any template as a starting point and add/remove measures and dimensions according to your preferences for that stream.
Note: Anodot GA collector supports custom measures and dimensions.

    ii. Choose Segments. The default value is All Users.
Note Segments are displayed in the Stream Table in a Segment dimension column and can be fine tuned the same as any other dimension column.

5. Click the panel Pen icon to display the Measures & Dimensions dialog box.
GA_Measures_and_dimensions.png

6. To add a measure, either click Metrics +, from the menu displayed, choose a Group and then one of the available measures or key in parts of an existing measure name. The system will filter measures with that name.
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7. To add a dimension, either click Dimensions +, from the menu displayed, choose a Group and then one of the available dimensions or key in parts of an existing dimension name. The system will filter dimensions with that name.
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8. Repeat steps i and ii to adjust the measures and dimensions of your query.
Note: To clear a measure or a dimension, click the X by the measure/dimension.  

9. Click X to accept the changes and return to the Stream Query window.

10.  To Edit the Historical & Live time properties in the query, click the panel  Pen icon.The Historical & Live time properties window is displayed. 
GA_Historical_and_Live_time_properties.png

i. Choose a time scale [1 Hour/ 1 Day].
ii. Choose an historical time span.
Note:
 - The default is Last 3 months/Last day.
 - On an hourly time scale the maximum span is one month.
iii. Choose a Minimal Delay - Minimum delay 2 hours/ maximum delay 48 hours.
iv. Choose a Maximal Delay - Select Golden data to wait until all the data has been received or a set number of hours up to 48 hours.

11. Click X to accept the changes and return to the Stream Query window. 

12. Review the Stream Query window to check the chosen stream data.  

13. Click NEXT. The Stream Table is displayed. 

SEE
Using Data Collectors
Data Manager
Stream Tables
Viewing Stream Summaries

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