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Can multiple Google Analytics account have same profile ID?

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Is is possible that multiple Google Analytics accounts (e.g abc@gmail.com and xyz@gmail.com) have same profile(view) Id or is it unique across all the Google Analytics accounts? Assuming that profile is not shared with any other GA account.

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Can multiple Google Analytics account have same profile ID?

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No, that's not possible; they all have a different account number (the XXXXX part in UA-XXXXX-Y) and therefore different property IDs (the Y part in UA-XXXXX-Y) which means different data silos from which views are built/filtered.

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Can multiple Google Analytics account have same profile ID?

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Hi Dikesh,

 

In addition to Julien: Google Analytics profile IDs are unique as well.

 

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Can multiple Google Analytics account have same profile ID?

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Alright. So, Profile ID is generated based on some algorithm which makes use of Account ID and Web Property ID. And hence it will always be unique. Is that so?

Can multiple Google Analytics account have same profile ID?

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No they're created sequentially.

Your account UA-XXXXX contains the initial property ID UA-XXXXX-1 and the -1 increments as you create more properties within the account.

 

If you just created an account and got the account ID UA-123456, the next person to create an account after you will get UA-123457 and his first property will be UA-123457-1 and so on and so forth

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That's for account and property IDs. View (Profile) IDs are pure numbers like 105235330 and internally linked to the corresponding Analytics Property.

Can multiple Google Analytics account have same profile ID?

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Thank you Julien. Thank you Christoph for your help.