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Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

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After Google Analytics 4 is set up, we need to debug and test to confirm whether the settings are correct or not. Google Analytics 4 provides a built-in real-time debugging mode ——DebugView.

Meet DebugView

DebugView is a built-in real-time debugging mode provided by Google Analytics 4.

You can monitor events through DebugView to debug data collection operations.

In  GA4 click 「Admin」——「DebugView」

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

Three ways to enable DebugView

There are three ways to enable DebugView in GA4:

  • Plugin in Chrome: Google Analytics Debugger
  • Preview in Google Tag Manager
  • Add debug_mode parameter

Plugin in Chrome: Google Analytics Debugger

You first need to install Google Analytics Debugger in Chrome, click the extension icon, and add the extension to the toolbar:

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

Open the page to be debugged, and then click Google Analytics Debugger, click it will display on, which means entering the debug mode

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

Return to DebugView, you can see that there is data in it, which means that you have successfully entered the debug mode.

 

Preview in Google Tag Manager

Click 「Preview」in the upper right corner of GTM to enter the debugging state. If you still don’t know how to debug, please see:New Preview Mode Google Tag Manager:Tag Assistant

Return to DebugView, if you see data in DebugView, it means you have successfully entered the debug mode.

 

Add debug_mode parameter

You can also enable debugging in DebugView by adding the debug_mode parameter.

Open the GA4’s tags  and set the following settings in 「Fields to be set」:

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

If debug_mode is set to true, then you can preview and debug and see data in DebugView.

DebugView interface introduction

The interface of DebugView is as follows:

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

It can be divided into five parts:

  • Debug Device(1): the device that is currently in the state of debugging and testing
  • Minutes stream(2): display the number of events in 1 minutes, the value in the circle is the total number of events, once you click it, the second dynamic will display all the events in it
  • Seconds stream(3) display the number of events in 1 seconds, and the value in the circle is the total number of events
  • Top Events (4): Events triggered in the past 30 minutes
  • User Properties Active Now(5): User Properties triggered in the past 30 minutes

 

Debug Device

Display the device currently entering the test state,If there are multiple devices, you can select them by going down.

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

Learn more:

 

Minutes stream

There are multiple circles in the Minutes stream, each circle represents 1 minute, and the numbers in the circle represent the number of events within 1 minute:

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

Click any circle at will, and the Seconds stream will be displayed on the right.

 

Seconds stream

Displays events and recorded times for the past 60 seconds.

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

Click any event to view related parameters:

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

Such as event parameters and user Properties.

 

Top Events 

Top events recorded during 30 minutes:

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

 

User Properties Active Now

User Properties triggered now:

Understand DebugView in Google Analytics 4(2023)

If you want to see the alarm clock in the past 30 minutes, click the alarm clock symbol in the upper right corner.

 

Debug Case

 

 


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