How to access Google Analytics Custom Segments in Query Builder for Google Analytics (Report)

Within Google Analytics, you can create Custom Segments to better analyze data that meets certain parameters.

When using Query Builder for Google Analytics (Report), you may notice that Custom Segments set in your Google Analytics account are not available in the Segment drop-down menu.

By default, Custom Segments in Google Analytics are only visible to the Segment Creator and to Google Analytics Users who were given access to the given Segment. To share the Segment with other users and make it visible in Databox, permissions for the Custom Segment must be set correctly.

HOW TO

How to change permissions for a Custom Segment in Google Analytics

1
  Log in to your Google Analytics Account
2
 Click Admin, navigate to the  View column  and select Segments
3
 Select the relevant Segment
4
 In the top right corner, click on Change
5
 To share the Segment with other users, select the option Collaborators and I can apply/edit Segment in this View. This will make the Custom Segment available in the Query Builder for Google Analytics (Report) in Databox.
Pro-tip: If you have a User-ID Custom Segment available in Google Analytics, that Segment will only be visible in Databox if the Show User-ID Reports was enabled for the given User-ID View.

How to select a Segment in Query Builder for Google Analytics (Report)

When using Query Builder for Google Analytics (Report) to create a Custom Metric, you have the possibility to filter data by a Segment from Google Analytics. To select a Segment in the Query Builder for Google Analytics (Report), follow the steps outlined below.


1
 Navigate to Metrics  > Query Builder   
2
 Click the green  + New Custom Metric button 
3
 Select the appropriate Google Analytics Data Source
4
 Select the relevant Metric from the Metric drop-down list
5
 Click on the  Advanced Options link to access the  Segment field
6
 Click on the  Segment field and select the relevant Segment from the drop-down menu    
7
 In order to accurately explain what this Custom Metric is reporting on, give the Custom Metric an appropriate name  
8
 Click Preview Data to generate a Data Preview of the Custom Metric  
9
 Once we confirm that these are the results we're looking for, we'll click Save to save the Custom Metric. 

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