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  • Liam

    12 June 2023 at 10:29 am

    Absolutely! Here’s how it works:

    1. For the event ‘map_grid_view’, you don’t actually have to get your hands dirty with any custom dimension setup. Without doing anything, you’ll be able to see how many times that event occurs. Simple as that!

    2. Now, say you decide to roll up your sleeves and define ‘click_text’ and ‘page_path’ as custom dimensions. Then, you decide to include these same parameters in a few other events you’ve set up. All of that sweet information will indeed start to flow right into GA4 once you set loose your GTM container. And yep, what you’re suggesting is totally fine! Plus, by reusing those custom dimensions, you’re making the most of the limit set by the free version of GA4, which only lets you register up to 50 custom dimensions and metrics. It’s clever to keep this limit in mind, especially if your tracking needs might grow more complex down the line.