The Publication (Openings) Event

2018-10-09 14:47:00 UTC

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.


1. Make sure you are logged in to your Google Analytics account.

2. Choose the ePaper ‘view’


3. Go to your ‘Customization’ tab in the top left corner of Google Analytics:


4. Click 'New Custom Report'


5. Fill out the forms exactly like this image and click 'Save':

*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’.


7.To get the data for the specific date range you want to track, go to the top right corner of Google Analytics and press the date and choose the desired date range.


‘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.

When the custom report is made, it is saved to your customization tab and you can use the same report to get data for a new date range, there is no need to make a new custom report the next time you want data.

If you would like more information or guidance, feel free to contact our Business Consulting department.

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