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Importing Product Cost against SKU as a Custom Metric (not working)

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Hi,

 

I am trying to import my product cost against SKU but it's not working. Here is my set up process:

 

1) Created a new custom metric called Product Cost

>> http://screencast.com/t/eyHAIKY1n

 

2) Set up a new data set ready for import
>> http://screencast.com/t/Zh7aiq0Amz

 

3) Successfully uploaded the product cost data csv with correct headings

>> http://screencast.com/t/40bJxYrqhri

 

4) Built a custom report with SKU against my custom metric but $0 data

>> http://screencast.com/t/1kpDCO9jl1Bv

 

Any help would be great - or some advice on where to look where I could be making an error.

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Re: Importing Product Cost against SKU as a Custom Metric (not working)

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Hi Chris,

short question - did any transaction happen after the .csv file has been uploaded? Data import works only for subsequent hits and it will not auto populate historic data - unfortunately.

I recently wrote a short guide on the subject which provides some additional ideas on how to use the metrics - http://escapestudio.net/quick-tips-to-evaluate-adwords-based-on-profit-in-google-analytics/.

Are you using Enhanced ecommerce?

Kind regards,
Zorin

Web analyst @ escapestudio.net