How to access Google Optimize data using the Query Builder for Google Analytics

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How to access Google Optimize data using the Query Builder for Google Analytics

In order to create Custom Metrics to report on your Google Optimize data, you must use the Query Builder for Google Analytics. Google Optimize data can be accessed by adding either Experiment ID or Variant as the Dimension

How to access Google Optimize data using the Query Builder for Google Analytics [Example]

Let's say we want to report on "Sessions by Variant" from Google Optimize. 

1
 Navigate to the Data Manager > Query Builder and click + New Custom Metric
2
 Select your Google Analytics Account from the Data Source drop-down list
3
 In order to accurately explain this Metric, we'll name it "Sessions by Variant (Google Optimize)"
4
 From the Metric drop-down list, we'll select Sessions
5
 From the Dimensions drop-down list, we'll select Experiment ID 
6
 We'll select Week to Date, Month to Date, Quarter to Date and Year  to Date as Date Range options. From the Compare With drop-down, we'll select Previous Period so we can compare each of these Date Ranges with data from the previous period
7
 Click Run query
8
 Click Save to save your Custom Metric
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