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lzhang
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Usage Definition

I noticed that if users keep the report open overnight and click on filters or other pages, the actions won't be recorded as additional unique views. How do we define "open" a report? If a user refreshes the URL the next day(by UTC definition), should that be counted as a unique view? 

 

Here is the definition from the documentation. 

 

PageMetricDescription

Report usageReport viewsA report view is recorded each time someone opens a report. Note that the definition of a view differs from previous usage metrics reports. Changing report pages is no longer considered an additional view. Activities such as sharing and pinning are no longer considered in usage metrics.
Report usageUnique viewersA viewer is someone who opened the report at least once during the time period (based on the AAD user account).

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/service-modern-usage-metrics#about-the-i...

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v-diye-msft
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Hi @lzhang 

 

How do we define "open" a report? If a user refreshes the URL the next day(by UTC definition), should that be counted as a unique view? 

 

Based on my research, I think the report was opened actually means it was hosted in the memory, no matter how long it exists in the memory, as long as it wasn't evicted . it was counted as once.

 

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v-diye-msft
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Hi @lzhang 

 

How do we define "open" a report? If a user refreshes the URL the next day(by UTC definition), should that be counted as a unique view? 

 

Based on my research, I think the report was opened actually means it was hosted in the memory, no matter how long it exists in the memory, as long as it wasn't evicted . it was counted as once.

 

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GilbertQ
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I would interpret it as if the user has it open for a period of 24 hours it will only be counted once.

And then for the next 24 hours it would be counted again




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The test result shows that if a user has the report open for 48 hours without doing anything to it (he may still be using the report the next day), the user gets a total of 1 unique view. It matters to my team as we are using these numbers to monitor usage and noticed the numbers may not capture all the valid usage behavior. 

Hi there

Is this different from the Audit event logs?




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