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  4. I can’t find a certain dimension or metric from Google Analytics in Analytics Canvas

Why is that?

There are two reasons why this might be the case.

  1. The dimension or metrics is not yet available in the Core Reporting API.
  2. The dimension or metric has a slightly different name in the API than it does on the web.

In the first case, there’s nothing we can do.  Generally it takes about 6 months for new dimensions and metrics that are released into the GA web version to make their way into the API.  Analytics Canvas has a strong track record of releasing on the same day as Google makes them available.

In the second case, Google has provided a reference guide to help you map the names.

For example,

If you configure your query using the dimension and metrics reference guide, you’ll be able to get the results you’re after.

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