This article is about Google Analytics 4 properties. Refer to the Universal Analytics section if you're still using a Universal Analytics property, which will stop processing data on July 1, 2023 (July 1, 2024 for Analytics 360 properties).

[GA4] Change the dimension in a detail report

Dissect your data across different dimensions

By default, each detail report has a table with one or two dimensions and one or more metrics. You can change the dimensions in a detail report to see different groups of information and different metric values.

For example, you might see a table like the following in the Pages and screens report:

Page title and screen class + Views Users New users
Totals 869 485 235
/ 284 183 122
/clothing 276 146 68
 

Google Analytics displays different values under Views, Users, and New users when you change the primary dimension. In this example, the primary dimension is "Page title and screen class".

If you change the primary dimension to "Content group" (and you've defined content groups), the metric values and totals will change depending on the number of views, users, and new users for each content group.

Change the primary dimension

The primary dimension is the first dimension in a table. Each metric in the table shows data based on this dimension.

To change the primary dimension in a table:

  1. Click the primary dimension. (In the previous example, click "Page title and screen class".)
  2. Browse the list of dimensions, or enter all or part of the dimension name in the search box.
  3. Select the dimension you want to apply to the table.
Note: When you change the primary dimension on the table in a detail report, Google Analytics changes the dimension for the two charts above the table. For example, if you change the primary dimension to Content group, then the first chart changes to Views by Content group instead of Views by Page title and screen class.

Add a secondary dimension

You can add a secondary dimension to a table to investigate data across two dimensions. For example, if you want to look at the most popular pages and screens and the countries that most frequently visit those pages and screens, you could add the Country dimension.

To add a secondary dimension to a table:

  1. Click Plus next to the first drop down above the table.
  2. Browse the list of dimensions, or enter all or part of the dimension name in the search box.
  3. Select the dimension you want to apply to the table.
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