2.1K members online now
Understand information in your reports and troubleshoot reporting issues such as self-referrals, (not set) data, and inaccurate information
Guide Me

Tieing together chart data and excel export numbers

[ Edited ]
Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
# 1
Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭

I have a 5-year chart of Audience Overview:

Audience overview.PNG5-Year analysis by month


I then exported the chart to Excel.   The first few line look like this:


Excel data for Audience Analysis.PNGExcel Dataset 1


The month index I am guessing is the starting month figures, first months, and so on.   However, I can not reconcile the month index 0,1, etc to the beginning chart numbers.

I also do not understand the meaning of the Date Range column (B).


Where can I go to get an explanation for these figures?

1 Expert replyverified_user

Tieing together chart data and excel export numbers

Top Contributor
# 2
Top Contributor

Your have 2 data sets intertwined, one for each date range you are showing -- the Date Range is the data set label.  Both data sets start at month 0000 and increment. That way they can share the same graph because they share the same X-axis.


Your date range starts on the last day of a month, so you complicate things unnecessarily...if you started on Mar.1st, then month 0000 would be March.

Mike Sullivan, Google Analytics Top Contributor
Was my response helpful? If yes, please mark it as the ‘Best Answer.’ Learn how here.