Better Reporting


#1

I have a couple of questions and issues I am trying to figure out with Piwik:

  1. Why is the API report not always the same? In other words I will pull an API report for each week of them month and then combine them to see the month data but have noticed the rows are not always in the same order for the report here is copy of my API that I use:
    http://[website]/Analytics/piwik/index.php?module=API&method=Live.getLastVisitsDetails&format=TSV&idSite=1&period=range&date=2014-04-27,2014-05-39&expanded=1&translateColumnNames=1&language=en&token_auth=[hidden]&translateColumnNames=1

I use this exact same API just with different dates for each week and the columns are not the same.

2)There is a lot of data saved that we dont need in the reports how can we stop Piwik for gathering what we dont need? in other word we dont need resolution or siteCurrency just to name a couple.

  1. is it possible to link piwik with website login page so we can track usage by user name instead of by IP address? In other words we are using Piwik to monitor an agents usage of a website, and tracking by IP address is not as accurate as want.

Thank you for any and all help given,'
Daniel


#2

Regarding #2: See last bullet point from Matt there: Improve display of relative % values in all data reports · Issue #5096 · matomo-org/matomo · GitHub

“Let user customise columns displayed in the report. Great request, we should do this. Maybe you can create a separate ticket for this one.”

I have not yet created the ticket. Be my guest.

I wouldn’t hold my breath on this feature because I think it means having a new admin interface panel, new API to select columns and so on…

Dali


(Matthieu Aubry) #3
  1. Why is the API report not always the same?

If you can reproduce this issue in 2.3.0 or on the demo, please create a ticket in our issue tracker: http://dev.piwik.org/


(Matthieu Aubry) #4

In other words we are using Piwik to monitor an agents usage of a website, and tracking by IP address is not as accurate as want.

Please add your comment / voice to this ticket: Accurate User Detection cross devices: User ID (set in JS and all other clients) · Issue #3490 · matomo-org/matomo · GitHub