Can I Combine Any Metric with Any Dimension in Matomo Analytics?
Not every metric can be freely combined with any dimension in Matomo Analytics. This is because each dimension and metric has its own scope, categorized as visit, action, or conversion. It’s essential to match dimensions and metrics with the same scope to make meaningful combinations. Here’s a practical example to clarify:
Visits is a visit-based metric. It should be combined with visit-level dimensions like Browser or Country. When you try to combine “Visits” with an action-level dimension like “Keyword (Site Search),” the logic doesn’t align. This can lead to inconsistent or incorrect totals or no totals at all.
For a list of available dimensions and metrics please see here