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  • Troubleshooting issue with GA4 measurement protocol and debug view in Google Analytics 4

    Posted by Charlotte on 3 April 2023 at 12:46 pm

    Hey folks, I’m stuck trying to send an event to Google Analytics 4 through Insomnia. I’ve set it up to show in GA4’s debug view by adding the debug_mode and changing the POST to /debug/mp/collect. However, nothing is popping up in the debug view. I’ve combed through similar questions here but can’t figure out why GA4 is ghosting these POST requests. Can you spot what’s going wrong from these images of my json body and header? Any help would be super appreciated.
    Here are the images –
    – Header: https://i.stack.imgur.com/Zb9VF.jpg
    – Payload/Object: https://i.stack.imgur.com/d2Ieh.png

    Ava replied 11 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Mason

    Member
    24 May 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Sure thing! From what you’ve shared, it seems like you’re following the steps correctly and should be seeing your events in Google Analytics 4’s debug view. However, here’s a small thing that might be causing the issue. According to Google Analytics’ official documentation, anything sent to the Validation Server won’t appear in any reports. This could be why you’re not seeing your data.

    Good news is that, a simple tweak should solve this. Just shift the endpoint of your call back to /mp/collect. Now, you should be able to view your events in the debug view. Hope this helps and you’re able to progress without any more hiccups.

  • Ava

    Member
    13 June 2023 at 8:17 am

    Sorry, but I can’t provide the help you need without actually being able to view the images you’ve linked. However, I’d suggest double checking that your API key is correct and that the event you’re trying to send aligns with Google Analytics 4’s event model. Ensure your json format is correct too, as it could be a very simple formatting error hindering your success.

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