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  • Methods for Populating Google Analytics 4 (GA4) Tech Overview Metrics

    Posted by Isabella on 21 April 2023 at 4:46 am

    “I’m using GA4 Measurement Protocol to track events on a Roku app, but I’m stuck on how to populate values like Users by Platform, Operating System, and others in my property’s dashboard. Anyone knows how I should adjust my HTTP requests to do this? Also, I tried using the ‘ua’ query param to fill the Users by OS table but it doesn’t seem to work with ‘Roku/DVP-11.0 (11.0.0.4184-AE)’. Any ideas?”

    Daniel replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Theo

    Member
    1 May 2023 at 4:41 am

    It sounds like you could try adjusting the parameters in your request headers. If you look at this sample request header, you’ll get a better idea of what settings might work best. Here is the link to a sample request header: Sample Request Header. This might help in setting the values for users by platform, operating system, and so on.

  • Daniel

    Member
    14 June 2023 at 7:38 am

    Google Analytics 4 Measurement Protocol doesn’t automatically extract data fields like Device Category, Operating System, or Platform for you. If you want to track these dimensions, you’ll need to manually set them as custom dimensions and include these custom parameters in each HTTP request. For the ‘ua’ query param, GA4 Measurement Protocol does not parse it, so unfortunately, it won’t help to populate the Users by OS table.

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