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  • Creating a Copy of a GA4 Property for Staff Training Purposes

    Posted by Gurdeep on 20 May 2023 at 4:54 pm

    Hey, we’ve got GA4 set up through GTM and need to train our team. But, we don’t want them messing with the main property. We figured making an exact copy could be a solution. But, when we’re making the copy, we can’t use the same data source as the main one and can only make a new one. What’s the smartest way to make a copy of the main property, you reckon?

    Presley replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Sophia

    29 May 2023 at 6:05 am

    Here’s the deal – if you want to create a copy of your GA4 property, the easiest way would be to just create a new property with a different measurement ID. This would be like creating a new destination for your data.

    But here’s my honest take – while this approach could work, it may not be the best solution for what you’re trying to do. Instead, why not just give your team access to the main property but only with read-only permission? This way, they can get a feel for things without risking any accidental changes.

    There’s also another, more complex, way to duplicate a property which involves exporting the data from the original property and re-inserting it into the new one with a measurement protocol. But if I’m being real with you, this seems a bit extreme for your situation and probably not worth the trouble.

  • Presley

    9 June 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Creating an identical “Test Property” on GA4 would be the best move. However, to do so with the same data, you would need to set up the same GTM tags to push data to this new property. Also, in the GTM, duplicate the tags you use for your main property but change the GA4 configuration to your new GA4 property ID.

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