[GA4] Search box in Google Analytics 4 properties

 

 

The search box at the top of Analytics lets you:

Search is available in all languages supported by Google Analytics 4 properties in Google Analytics.

If you click in the search box, you see recent searches and reports you have opened.

 

As you type in the search box, Analytics provides suggestions to help you find information, bolding the suggested portion of the text. You can use the up and down keys to highlight a suggestion and press enter to accept one. For example, when you start typing "user", you will see the following suggestions:

Search for instant answers

Ask a wide range of questions about your Analytics data in natural language, and get quick answers. While searching for instant answers, be specific about the metric, dimension, and time frame to get the desired response.

For example, you can search for “key events last week from united states” and see the answer in the Search panel. Click the search result to open the Insights panel with more details.

 

Search for reports, admin pages, and insights

Reports

Start typing the name of a report or a keyword related to a report. For example, if you start typing "key events", you'll see reports related to key events:

 

Enter the dimensions or metrics you're interested in to get a list of reports that include them.

You can issue a search for more specific data, for example:

  • mobile users during the last week
  • united states users during the last 30 days

With these types of queries, you get a list of reports that include the dimension, metric, and date range you specify, e.g., United States, Users, October 20, 2019 - November 18, 2019.

 

You can also query for comparative date ranges: for example, "new users last month compared to last year" returns reports with the New Users metric for the previous month (e.g., June 1-30) compared to the same month a year ago.

Click a search result to open that report with the date filters applied.

Admin pages

You can navigate to pages in Analytics Admin by searching for the related functions; for example, if you enter "link ads", the search results include a link to the Admin page for linking your Google Ads and Analytics accounts. Click the search result to open the Admin page.

 

 

Insights

If Analytics has Insights relevant to your search query, those are also shown in the search results (e.g., Users were greater than 500 yesterday).

Search for account and property configurations

You can use the search to access information about your current property or account, and to navigate to the other Google Analytics 4 properties you have access to.

Find data stream details

The following search terms allow you to open the details for a web or app data stream in the property you are using:

  • the keyword "Tracking"
  • a web stream measurement ID (i.e., "G-XXXXXXX")
  • an app stream ID (i.e., "XXXXXXX")

Find the current property and account settings

The following search terms allow you to open the settings for the property you are using:

  • the keyword "Property"
  • the current property ID or property name

The following search terms allow you to open the settings for the account you are using:

  • the keyword "Account"
  • the current account ID or account name

Go to other Google Analytics 4 properties

The following search terms allow you to navigate to a different Google Analytics 4 property from the one you are using. Analytics shows you up to 7 properties that match the search query.

  • the property ID or property name of the other property
  • a web stream measurement ID (i.e., "G-XXXXXXX") in the other property
  • an app stream ID (i.e., "XXXXXXX") in the other property

Search help content

If you need help with Analytics, enter a description of your subject, like "add web stream".

 

 

Click your help query to open a page of related search results. Click a search result to display that content.

When you want to search help content, it helps to begin search queries with words like add, configure, create, creation, delete, edit, how can, how to, modification, modify, remove, update, upgrade, set up, setup.

Analytics Intelligence Search personalization

Analytics Intelligence search history is stored for better personalization of Analytics search results.

For example, the Recently viewed section surfaces links to recently viewed custom reports and explorations and to the Admin page, Advertising hub, and Configure.

To see the activity saved in your account, click Admin, and under Property settings, click Analytics Intelligence Search History.

Users with the Editor role can delete any or all of the past search activity on a property.

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