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New interface doesn't seem show sampling amount - can I find this somewhere?

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Having recently been moved onto a new GA interface, I have noticed that it no longer shows how much sampling has been done to a report. For instance the old view looked like this:

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Whereas now we see this:


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The data is still sampled in the same way but I was wondering if there was anywhere could see the % of sessions being used like we could before?

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New interface doesn't seem show sampling amount - can I find this somewhere?

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Hey Joseph, 

 

Though i am personally still seeing number of sessions in the interface you should be able to scroll down to the data tables and looking at the top rows and it will say "X - % of Total: 100.00% (Y)" <- X is where it will listen first the amount of data displayed and then following that the total amount. If you see 100% in the message then X = Y but if you see a percentage other than 100.00% then X and Y should be different. 

 

I hope that answers your question!

- Josh

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Re: New interface doesn't seem show sampling amount - can I find this somewhere?

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Thanks, Josh. That doesn't actually show the sampling but the percentage of total traffic, which that dimension contains. However, I have now found the answer! There is a little shield icon by the name of the report, which is green when the data is unsampled and amber when it is. If you hover over it, it will let you know the sample rate. Cheers.


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New interface doesn't seem show sampling amount - can I find this somewhere?

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Hey Joseph, 

 

The shield icon is something new to me so thanks for bringing it up. I will certainly look into it. 

 

Again, if you see that a report does not contain 100% of data like in the earlier example provided this is indicative of sampling. For more information on the reasons for sampling you can check out this great article: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2637192?hl=en 

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