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Customized reports with sample feed

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Hi,

 

I have been using Analytics Edge in order to extract a lot of data with these dimensions "Date", "Hour", "Minute", and "Device Category", and the metric "Sessions".

In order to prevent sample feed, I have created the report in Google Analytics in order to see which dates is sufficient for it not to be sample feed. So basically if there is a sample feed in it, I reduce the date interval until I don't have any sample feed in it.
This has worked fine, until I come towards a specific date.

For instance, there is no sample data between the 21st May 2015 till 17th June 2015. But the end of October and November I have problems.

From the 4th November 2015, till the 7th November 2015, I have a sample feed of 74,71 %,

From the 4th November 2015, till the 6th November 2015, I have a sample feed of 72,62 %,

From the 4th November 2015, till the 5th November 2015, I have a sample feed of 71,66 %,

From the 4th November 2015, till the 4th November 2015, I have a sample feed of 74,52 %,

 

As can be seen, the sample feed grows the smaller the date interval becomes, which makes no sense when thinking logically.

Hope somebody has a solution to my predicament Smiley Happy

Thanks in advance

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Re: Customized reports with sample feed

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In Analytics Edge, go to the Options tab and click the Minimize sampling checkbox. That will cause the tool to make daily queries and join the results together for you.
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Thanks @Mike S

Is it possible to see the sampling size in Analytics Edge directly?

Re: Customized reports with sample feed

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This really should be a question on the Analytics Edge support forum...not here. Also on the Options tab is Warn if results contain sampled data. If it is sampled, a popup will tell you the details.
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