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show that Google Analytics Data results contain Sampled data

When you use the Google Analytics Query Explorer, the top line of the results shows you whether the query results contain sampled data or not. For use in Klipfolio this can be extremely important information, because calculating with sampled data may give you quite different results than the real data (only available if you have Google Analytics Premium in this case). Is it possible to show this info to the Klipfolio developer as well ? And if so, it would be even better to have a status indicator that could be shown to warn the end users as well.

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    Maxlead Admin

    Please add this feature, Klipfolio!

    More info about the containsSampledData response field: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/reporting/core/v3/reference#sampling

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    John Wedderburn

    +1 to this!

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    Stephen Yates

    Thank you for the feedback on this. I agree that knowing that the data is sampled is important information. I will bring this idea to our UX team for consideration.

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    Wouter Frigge

    I would love this too. Some data sources don't contain sampled data when created, but get bigger over time and start to contain sampled data months after creation. An indicator (like the red icon that shows when data source fails to update) would be great.

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    Wouter Frigge

    Hi Stephen, is there any news on this? It's terrible to have dashboards reporting estimates based on sampled Google Analytics data instead of actuals, without any warning that this is happening.

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