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Linking Client-ID with User-ID

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Hi GA fellows,

 

Is there a possible way to link/map Client-ID with User-ID in order to track the behavior of users before they login?

 

Thanks!

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Linking Client-ID with User-ID

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Hey Husain, 

 

Interesting question ... you can pull client ID and there are various ways to do this. There are 2 ways that are demonstrated in the following link to pull client ID: https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Analytics-Tracking-Goals/Exposing-ClientID-in-Googl...

 

As for User ID it would depend on how the type of naming convention you gave your User ID's. I guess theoretically you could pull a person's client ID and insert it as a User ID. I've never done this myself but i wonder ... 

 

@Nicky Y knows a lot more about this than I. Maybe he will have some good advice for you. 

 

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Let me know if this sets you in the right direction! 

- Josh

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Hi Joshua,

 

Thanks for your reply!

 

Well, great news that this is possible! but, may you please fix the link? it seems broken or the page have been deleted.

 

Dear @Nicky Y appreciate your intervention.

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Hi, @Husain A and @Joshua R,

 

Sorry for the delay in this. @Husain A have you had a chance to come up with a solution yet, or are you still stuck?

 

Let me know if you have any questions still re. the client ID.

Thanks.

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Linking Client-ID with User-ID

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As far as I understand User-ID view should be able to be connected with actions prior to them getting their User-ID. 

 

Additionally you can treat a User-ID as a custom Dimension and accordingly create a custom report with both IDs.

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