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Can I report Custom Metric AFTER reporting the standard GA pageview?

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Re: Can I report Custom Metric AFTER reporting the standard GA pagevie

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Hi Moria,

A custom dimension or metric can be sent after the initial pageview by adding a new pageview (virtual pageview call) or by sending an event to GA. The point is it has to be tied to sending a hit (pageview, event, transaction ...) to GA - just setting the value will not add the value to GA but any subsequent hit on a page will do so.

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Zorin
Web analyst @ escapestudio.net

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Hi Moria, how are things?

If by "AFTER" you mean AFTER the user visit, I don't think it's possible, because you wouldn't have the meanings to attach that information to the user session, hits and those types of things. Take a look:

Source: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2709828?hl=en

"Collection
Custom dimension and metric values are sent to Google Analytics at collection time as a pair of index and value parameters. The index parameter corresponds to the index of the custom dimension or metric defined in the Configuration phase.

Unlike other types of data, custom dimensions and metrics are sent to Google Analytics as parameters attached to other hits, like pageviews, events, or ecommerce transactions. As such, custom dimension or metric values need to be set before a tracking call is made in order for that value to be sent to Google Analytics."

Hope this helps.


Leandro Martinez | Basta1Click

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That's what I thought...
Thanks for your help leandrofm! Smiley Happy
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Re: Can I report Custom Metric AFTER reporting the standard GA pagevie

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Hi Moria,

A custom dimension or metric can be sent after the initial pageview by adding a new pageview (virtual pageview call) or by sending an event to GA. The point is it has to be tied to sending a hit (pageview, event, transaction ...) to GA - just setting the value will not add the value to GA but any subsequent hit on a page will do so.

Kind regards,
Zorin
Web analyst @ escapestudio.net