One more thing I've discovered. The "views_stats" table (and subsequently, the "_views_stats" view) has a field named "shared_view_id". The field description in the Tableau database is:
"A foreign key reference to the shared view that was accessed. Either this or the view_id field must be populated."
It seems like that field should contain the customized view ID but every row is NULL, and every view_id points to the original view.
Is this intended, or is it a bug?
For my version, 9.2, you can see the customized views' name but you can't get the count of the custom view. The tally of the regular view and the custom view -- from what I see -- are tallied together in _views_stats.nviews. You would JOIN this table to the customized_views table like so: customized_views.start_view_id = _views_stats.views_id.
Just a note: customized_views.id == _customized_views.id.
Ha! I noticed that as well for my version, 9.2.4, and I already submitted a support ticket to Tableau letting them know about the documentation error.
I don't have 9.3 so maybe it's different for that version or these are changes that will become available in a later version like 10.
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The answer to this is (unfortunately) that all traffic is recorded on the original visual, and not the custom version of that view.
I've posted an idea here (https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6288) to request that enhancement.
I'd appreciate any and all "vote-ups"!
I voted it up