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SOLVED

Monthly Unique Visitors empty in API response

ellenm34798618
Level 1
Level 1

Hello,

I'm trying to extract daily and monthly unique visitors using the Analytics API, but the metrics are always returning 0 instead of the value seen in the Reports UI. The metric identifiers I'm using are metrics/visitorsmonthly and metrics/visitorsdaily.

An example JSON request:

{

    "rsid": "***",

    "globalFilters": [

        {

            "type": "dateRange",

            "dateRange": "2019-09-16T00:00:00/2019-09-17T00:00:00"

        }

    ],

    "metricContainer": {

        "metrics": [

            {

                "columnId": "pageviews",

                "id": "metrics/pageviews"

            },

            {

                "columnId": "videostart",

                "id": "metrics/videostart"

            },

            {

                "columnId": "timespentvisit",

                "id": "metrics/timespentvisit"

            },

            {

                "columnId": "visitorsmonthly",

                "id": "metrics/visitorsmonthly"

            },

            {

                "columnId": "visitorsdaily",

                "id": "metrics/visitorsdaily"

            }

        ]

    },

    "dimension": "variables/daterangeday",

    "settings": {

        "countRepeatInstances": true,

        "limit": 50,

        "page": 0,

        "dimensionSort": "asc"

    },

    "statistics": {

        "functions": [

            "col-max",

            "col-min"

        ]

    }

}

And the response:

{

  "totalPages": 1,

  "firstPage": true,

  "lastPage": true,

  "numberOfElements": 1,

  "number": 0,

  "totalElements": 1,

  "columns": {

    "dimension": {

      "id": "variables/daterangeday",

      "type": "time"

    },

    "columnIds": [

      "pageviews",

      "videostart",

      "timespentvisit",

      "visitorsmonthly",

      "visitorsdaily"

    ]

  },

  "rows": [

    {

      "itemId": "1190816",

      "value": "Sep 16, 2019",

      "data": [

        652710,

        685738,

        611.7979478807963,

        0,

        0

      ]

    }

  ],

  "summaryData": {

    "nonesFilteredTotals": [

      652710,

      685738,

      611.7979478807963,

      0,

      0

    ],

    "totals": [

      652710,

      685738,

      611.7979478807963,

      0,

      0

    ],

    "col-max": [

      652710,

      685738,

      611.7979478807963,

      0,

      0

    ],

    "col-min": [

      652710,

      685738,

      611.7979478807963,

      0,

      0

    ]

  }

}

Has anyone successfully used these metrics in the Analytics API? Am I missing a requirement for using them?

Thanks!

1 Accepted Solution
ursboller
Correct answer by
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

API 2.0 and Analytics Workspace have the same "reporting engine". means if it is not available in workspace, I wouldn't expect it to be on any API 2.0 call....

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3 Replies
ursboller
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

do you get numbers in Adobe Workspace when you create a similar table? and is it a VRS you are trying to fetch data from?

ellenm34798618
Level 1
Level 1

Daily/Monthly unique visits are not available in Workspace according to this thread: Why Daily, Weekly & Monthly Unique Visitor Metrics not showing up in the Workspace? The metrics are listed in the /metrics API response, so I figured they'd be supported in the API.

I'm not completely sure, but I don't think the RS is a VRS. I didn't set it up, and I can't find a way to identify if it is or not.

ursboller
Correct answer by
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

API 2.0 and Analytics Workspace have the same "reporting engine". means if it is not available in workspace, I wouldn't expect it to be on any API 2.0 call....

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