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Google Analytics Custom Dimensions and Variables Not Appearing in Tableau Desktop


Published: 11 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 29 Mar 2016

Issue

When connecting to a Google Analytics data source, custom dimensions and variables might not appear in Tableau Desktop.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Google Analytics

Resolution

When using a Google Analytics data source, custom dimensions and variables appear in the Tableau Desktop connection window under generic names such as "Custom Dimension 1" and "Custom Variable Key 1".

Cause

The Google Analytics API does not currently import the names of custom dimensions and variables, so they are displayed with generic names.
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