Change a dimension to a metric

In custom reports, you can choose metrics to create a report. Basic metrics are listed in the metric picker, but you can also change a dimension to a metric. For example, a dimension session time can be changed to a metric average session time.

To change a dimension to a metric, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Menu > Analytics (new).
  2. Navigate to Custom reports.
  3. Create a new custom report.
  4. While setting up a report, add a dimension to the report.
  5. Click the dimension and pick the metric to which you want to change the dimension.
  6. Convert a dimension into a metric in custom reports.

    Tip: Dimensions are green and metrics are blue. When you change a dimension to a metric it will change from green to blue.

  7. Repeat this process for other dimensions and finish creating the report.

Tip: In the explorer report, drag and drop dimensions to the table, not to the dimension section because you’ll change it into a metric.

Extract or group a dimension

Some dimensions can be extracted to a simpler form, for example, a dimension page URL can be extracted to page URL (path). Or they can be grouped in a different way, for example, a dimension date (group by day) can be grouped by a day of the week.

To extract a dimension or group it differently, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Menu > Analytics (new).
  2. Navigate to Custom reports.
  3. Create a new custom report.
  4. While setting up a report, add a dimension to the report.
  5. Click the dimension and pick the extract or group that you need.
  6. Extract a dimension or group it differently.
  7. Repeat this process for other dimensions and finish creating the report.
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