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what is dimension? can anyone please explain in simple language?

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what is dimension? can anyone please explain in simple language?

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Hi @susmita c

 

"Dimensions are attributes of your data. For example, the dimension City indicates the city, for example, "Paris" or "New York", from which a session originates. The dimension Page indicates the URL of a page that is viewed."

 

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@J Clemens  has covered it nicely, I would like to add two lines and a table, just to make it more clear to you.

 

The tables in most Analytics reports organize dimension values into rows, and metrics into columns. For example, this table shows one dimension (City) and two metrics (Sessions and Pages/Session).

 

DIMENSIONMETRICMETRIC
CitySessionsPages/Session
San Francisco5,0003.74
Berlin4,0004.55

 

Hope this helps.

 

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Vaibhav Rathi

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what is dimension? can anyone please explain in simple language?

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Good explanations @J Clemens and @Vaibhav R. Smiley Happy

I will share mine as well.


dimension describes your data - it's a characteristic of an object that can be given different values.

A metric measures your data - it's an individual element of a dimension which can be measured as a sum or ratio.

Recommend reading this official article as well.

Hope this helps.
Taavi