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  • GA4 Event Tracking – How to Access Complete Parameter Name?

    Posted by Bella on 22 September 2022 at 8:31 am

    Hey there! I was wondering if you could help me out with a little problem I’m facing. You see, I’ve been trying to track button clicks and check out the outbound URLs on my website. With Universal Google Analytics, it was a piece of cake, but I can’t say the same for GA4.

    Here’s the thing – I’ve already set up custom Event tracking with custom parameters in GA4 using Tag Manager. But, here’s the catch. I can’t seem to view the complete URL of the tracked buttons.

    So here’s how it goes. I follow the sequence: Admin > Events > MyEventName. But all I get are these short incomplete displays of the URLs I’m trying to track. And there’s no way to dig deeper or stretch out the view.

    So my question is, how do I get to see the complete URLs? Or better yet, is there a way to export all this data?

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    Any tips or tricks would be super helpful because GA4 is starting to get on my nerves a bit.”

    Liam replied 11 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Harry

    Member
    21 November 2022 at 10:22 am

    Sure, I gotcha! So basically, you used to be able to see the full URL for event tracking super easily with the old Google Analytics, right? But with the new GA4 setup, you weren’t seeing the full story… just a tiny piece of the URL. Major bummer.

    But hey, turns out there’s a workaround! Good ol’ Google has another tool in its toolbox – Google “Looker Studio”, also known as Data Studio. By setting up a new report in Data Studio, you were finally able to see the whole URLs. Awesome!

    The only downside though, you now have to juggle between three different Google platforms – Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics 4 and Google Data Studio – just for this simple task. Definitely sounds like a bit of a hassle, but hey, at least it gets the job done! Hope that clears things up a bit!

  • Liam

    Member
    3 April 2023 at 11:48 pm

    In Google Analytics 4 (GA4), there are indeed ways to view complete URLs and export the data, but it requires a slightly different process compared to older versions like Universal Google Analytics. To see the complete URLs, you need to use a feature in GA4 called ‘dimensions’. You can create custom dimensions and apply them to the data you’re tracking. So, in your case, you can create a dimension based on the URL or page path. Once this is set up, it should display the full URL.

    As for exporting the data, GA4 provides an export function to Google Sheets, CSV, and Excel. From any report in GA4, click on the export option found near the top right side of the interface and choose your desired format. Note that the export will include whatever data is currently displayed based on your current filters, so make sure you have your desired dimension set for the full URLs. If all this sounds a bit complicated, don’t worry. Google provides good tutorials and help sections that can guide you through these processes. You can also reach out to their support for more specific assistance.

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