Thanks for the reply.
As I am using the free Version 8.1 Tableau Desktop in my machine.Here I am trying to Connect Data to Google Analytics account and generate a custom report in Tableau desktop with the data already exists in Google Analytics API, trying to select the custom dimension from the ADD Dimension list [shows in the image], but it does not exists in the list.
FYI - Implemented the Custom Dimension feature in Google Analytics through Universal Analytics.
From one of your links observed this:
According to http://community.tableau.com/thread/125764
“I finally have a definite statement from Google that they do not support dimensions and measures for APP properties yet in their reporting API. When they make it available, we will add it to Tableau. The same answer applies to their new Universal Analytics features such as custom dimensions and measures.
Does this issue still exists? Please help.
I think you'll have to export to excel and then import to Tableau for this one - I would imagine that this is tricky for the API to handle and this is why it's been excluded for now.
I guess the Google Analytics API connector isn't updated to the Universal Analytics features. The custom dimensions are available in the current API .
Not only these Universal Analytics features are lacking in the current connector - also some other features like devicetype (smartphone/tablet/desktop) is still missing. Last months the API has seen a lot of changes; it is probably hard for the Tableau engineers to keep up with Google Analytics.
Age, gender and demographics too!
Custom dimensions got added in Tableau 8.2.
Hi Prashant Reddy,
Will it help you, Dynamically selecting the Dinmension?