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Hi all,

Has anyone managed to setup Google Analytics 4?


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Community Contributor

This should work. I've got the rest of it working too, but this bit should take of loading it.

	url: '',
	dataType: 'script',
	cache: true,

window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
gtag('js', new Date());

gtag('config', 'YOURID');


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This is the original code I started with:

Fundamentally, I replaced custom_ga with gtag

And removed all "send" lines.

I'm still testing and validating a bit.

For example:

function gaCourseDimensions(course) {
    custom_ga('set', 'dimension4', course['id']);
    custom_ga('set', 'dimension5', course['name']);
    custom_ga('set', 'dimension6', course['account_id']);
    custom_ga('set', 'dimension7', course['enrollment_term_id']);
    custom_ga('set', 'dimension8', course['enrollments'][0]['type']);
    custom_ga('send', 'pageview');

I think I'd named the variables somehow. I forget when, so this became

function ga4CourseDimensions(course) {
    gtag('set', 'course', course['id']);
    gtag('set', 'course_code', course['course_code']);
    gtag('set', 'account_id', course['account_id']);
    gtag('set', 'role', course['enrollments'][0]['type']);

 I removed some elements that are local to us, but the idea is there.

Still working on it a bit, but it seems to be working. I'll admit that I do not find GA4 as easy to wrap my head around as UA.

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