This article will show you how to create a custom report to retrieve data from our Publication (Openings) event. We have defined the publication event on our own to include publication events across all newer versions on all platforms. This means that you can see the total number of Publication (Openings) for iOS, Android and Desktop in the same place in Google Analytics. The Publication (Openings) event is triggered when a user opens a publication. To do this, the user has to have access to the publication. The following steps will help you create a report to see the number of Publication (Openings) for your publication.
1. Make sure you are logged in to your Google Analytics account.
2. Choose the ePaper ‘view’
3. Go to your ‘Customization’ tab in Google Analytics:
4. Click 'New Custom Report'
5. Fill out the forms exactly like this image and click 'Save':
When selecting a view, you can select either a single view or all views on the account.
*Remember to set the filter to ‘Regex’ to make sure Google can find all the event data.
6. You can now see two event actions; ‘Shown’ and ‘Viewed’.
‘Viewed’ is a publication event sent from an older Visiolink application, whereas ‘Shown’ is the new publication event. The number of ‘Shown’ and ‘Viewed’ events combined gives you the number of Publication (Openings) of the date range selected.