Google Analytics: Some dimensions and metrics require additional input

Some dimensions and metrics that you select in Simple Mode require additional input. To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Switch from Simple mode to Advanced mode.
  2. Change the value (n) to 1.

For example: ga:customVarName(n)
Becomes: ga:customVarName1

Additional Information

Metrics that require additional input: ga:goal(n)Starts
ga:goal(n)Completions
ga:goal(n)Value
ga:goal(n)ConversionRate
ga:goal(n)Abandons
ga:goal(n)AbandonRate
ga:searchGoal(n)ConversionRate
Dimensions that require additional input: ga:customVarName(n)
ga:customVarValue(n)

Difference between a metric and a dimension

  • Metrics measure the data and supply the values for any given cell/row.
  • Dimensions describe the data and define the rows in the data file retrieved.

More information: What's the difference between dimensions and metrics?

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