The Download Event is a custom event used to locate information on the downloads in the applications. The event is triggered every time a user opens a publication.
This article will show you how to create a custom report to retrieve our custom download event for a specific publication. With this report, you can retrieve downloads across all newer versions on all platforms.
1. Go to your customization tab in Google Analytics
2. Click 'New Custom Report'
Depending on your previous activity in Google Analytics, you might have a number of custom reports already. The download report will be added as the latest one.
3. Fill out the forms exactly like the image below. Replace *NAME* with the name of the publication you want to find downloads for.
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.
4. Click 'Save'. Now you should be able to see the data from the Download Event.
The data shows the number of downloads for the specific publication during the selected date range. To include more days, simple change the date range in Google Analytics and the number of downloads will change accordingly. To see even more downloads, click the ‘Show rows’ dropdown menu and select your desired number of rows. If you select 100 rows, you will be able to see data for the 100 most downloaded publications for the selected date range.