How can I show number of unique visitors sending an event action?

Say I have an event action “foo”, that shows up as having 10 hits one day, but if I open the segmented visitor log I count 6 unique users. Is there a simple way to get that number “6” out without opening the visitor log and counting manually?

Hello, this sounds like a great idea for a new feature. Could you create your feature request in our tracker: Issues · piwik/piwik · GitHub

edit: show number of unique visitors sending an event action · Issue #11556 · piwik/piwik · GitHub

It is now possible to do this with Custom Reports: Custom Reports - Analytics Platform - Piwik
and https://plugins.piwik.org/CustomReports

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An alternative workaround you can do to get unique events metric in Matomo is:

  • Create a segment, matching visits that triggered a specific event: https://matomo.org/docs/segmentation/
  • Apply the segment.
  • Open the Visitors > Overview report.
  • Get the “Unique Visitors” metric. This is equivalent to the “Unique Events”.

Downside is that you need to create a segment for each event you want the “unique events” metrics for.

Hello!

I am trying to create a new segment for “Unique events” as per above described by Matthieu.

I open the “Visitors” when I create a new segment by don’t get any “Unique events”. How can I best get unique events for the events actions I have set up?

Thanks,
Paulina

Hi @Paulina_Lundin

Could you try again to create the segment where you select the events to segment on, see:
An alternative workaround you can do to get unique events metric in Matomo is:

Create a segment, matching visits that triggered a specific event: https://matomo.org/docs/segmentation/
Then Apply the segment.
Then Open the Visitors > Overview report.
and Get the “Unique Visitors” metric. This is equivalent to the “Unique Events”.

Downside is that you need to create a segment for each event you want the “unique events” metrics for.

Hello @matthieu!

Thanks so much for getting back to me! I have tried this and it seem to be working.

For example for a given event:
156 events, 38 visits (with the filter created is applied). Can this really be correct as it’s almost a third of the visits when I apply the segment?

Where did you get the “Unique visitors” from please?

Hi @matthieu,

Alternatively, why don’t I just look at the “visits” instead of the “events” for the event category?

On this page, https://matomo.org/docs/event-tracking/, it says: "By default, you will see the number of visits leading to event completions. What more specifically does this mean? You can do one visit to this page, but complete events multiple times (as per the events is always larger than the visits?). Basically I want to get an overview of the number of people instead of number of times the event has been clicked on.