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Show a count of events

Unique events exist only once in a specified time range. If there is a duplicate event, it is not counted. Your data determines the types and number of events in your dataset. Typically, you'll be able to choose from raw, action, actor, and manually created event properties. 

A show count of events query lets you count the number of events in a dataset, rapidly. This function is a basic requirement for most businesses today. This article shows you how to create a basic show count of events query.

Show a count of events

You can calculate the number of events over a set period of time in a number of ways. The following query example does not require you to build a custom event property. For information on how to build an event property, see Building an event property.

To show a count of events, do the following:
  1. In the left menu bar, click Explore. 
  2. In the upper left corner of the window, select the dataset. In our example, we chose IA_MOVIES_CHURN.


  1. In the first line of the query builder, accept the defaults: Show count of events.
  2. In the second line of the query builder, accept the default: Filtered to all events.
  3. In the third line of the query builder, accept the default: Split by none.


  1. Specify the Starting time for the scan by: choosing an option from the drop-down list, clicking the calendar icon and selecting a date from the pop-up calendar, clicking inside the text field and entering the desired value. In our example, we entered a value of 180 days ago. For more information on how Interana handles time intervals, see Specify relative time in a query.


  1. For the Ending time, accept the default: now.
  2. Click GO. The query results appears in the window on the right. We received the following results for our query.


What's Next

This is what was achieved and what was omitted in this howto.

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