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Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating?

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Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Eric Oliver 10/21/13 3:08 PM
I've added the updated doubleclick code for the Demographics and Interest Reports. I've double-checked that it is indeed on the site. However, whenever I click "Validate Tracking Code", it says "Your Analytics tracking code does not include the necessary support for the Demographics and Interest reports."

I do have two Analytics tracking codes on this site - perhaps that's the issue?

Any ideas? 

FYI - you can view the site at http://www.gloriaferrer.com/

Thanks in advance,
--eric
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Luis_Enrique 10/22/13 8:02 AM
Hi,
 
Make sure that your Analytics property is of the "Classic" type
 
If not, create a Classic property and use that tracking code
 
Tip: do not delete your Universal property and keep it until Google allow the Demographics and Interest reports for Universal Analytics, in that way you will not lose your data.
 
Regards
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? JasonCampbell 10/22/13 9:18 AM
Eric,

I'm having the same issue.  I've been trying to validate since yesterday and get the exact same results you're reporting.

The code is easy enough to implement, so I'm assuming that there's either an issue validating on Google's side or there is a step that was left out of the implementation instructions.

Anyone else seeing this issue OR anyone that's actually gotten this to work?

Jason
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Eric Oliver 10/22/13 9:35 AM
Hi Luis!

Interesting - hadn't thought that would present an issue. Where can I tell if the property is "classic" or "universal"? Never been able to figure out how to tell once it's been set up...
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Ferenc Székely 10/22/13 10:26 AM
Hi,

I'm having exactly the same issue. I've been trying to validate for hours now. Somebody has been able to make this work? Any help would be appriciated. Thanks.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Luis_Enrique 10/22/13 12:44 PM
Hey Eric,
 
Go to Admin>Property>Remarketing

 

Once you are there open "Links", if there is a message that says: This feature is not yet supported for web properties using Universal Analytics.
 
Then your property is of the Universal type and you will need to create a "Classic" property
 
Hope this help.
 
regards

Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Eric Oliver 10/22/13 1:41 PM
Thanks much Luis! I've checked and it looks like we're still on Classic (no "Universal Analytics" warning). 

Still no joy on validation - seems like others are seeing this too. Anyone else have any updates?
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? JasonCampbell 10/22/13 2:02 PM
I'm using Classic as well, still no luck.....hopefully Google can jump in or someone else can contribute a new tip to our thread soon.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Aw Guo 2013 10/22/13 8:16 PM
I am having the same issue!
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Aw Guo 2013 10/22/13 8:18 PM
You said:

Once you are there open "Links"

But I can't find a "Links" to "open".

Thanks,
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Simo Ahava 10/22/13 10:35 PM
Hi Eric,

I'm pretty sure the problem is in your dual tracking code implementation. 

When using async syntax (as you are with ga.js), you're running into a host of potential problems when using multiple tracking codes on the site. First and foremost, both will be recording data according to the same cookie configuration (since the client is the same), which means that if you want to, for example, enable cross-domain tracking for one but not the other, you'll be getting some weird results.

Here's the official Support stance on multiple tracking codes with anything else but Universal Analytics (with UA it's ok, since the cookie configuration is different):

Since, I fathom, GA looks at the ga.src value in your source code, it first sees the dc.js fine, but then it bumps into your second tracking code (ga.js) and returns the validation error.

If you want to keep your current setup (not recommended due to the reasons listed above), you might want to try using the dc.js in both tracking code snippets. 

I'd recommend migrating to Universal Analytics (for multiple tracking code support) and waiting for the dc.js support to roll out there as well.

Best regards,

Simo
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Ferenc Székely 10/24/13 11:51 AM
Hi, I couldn't get to work either, it's been 2 days now. Did somebody figured it out? Thx.

Feri
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? JasonCampbell 10/25/13 3:54 PM
Has anyone on this thread been able to get validation to work yet?  I've been trying since October 21 w/ no luck.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Samantha Lancaster 10/26/13 1:31 AM
Me too!! no joy for days..the support out there isn't great on this subject. Why is no one stepping in to help people?
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? St. James Plantation 10/28/13 12:32 PM
We're having the same problem, as well. Ended up replacing the "new" line of code with the original line, and disabled the Display Tracking option for the property. GA still thinks the Demographics and Interest Report is enabled (I don't see a way to disable it) but I'm hoping that it'll start processing our traffic, at least.

Does anyone have any idea as to why this feature isn't working properly?
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? MoreOnFew.com Webmaster 10/28/13 12:47 PM
I've Been trying the same. Tried everything possible.. Giving up, till it starts working for somebody at least. Not sure what's the issue.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Cliff Karklin 10/29/13 10:32 AM
I had a similar issue with one of my clients, but knowing that the code was correctly there, I chose to just skip the validation step altogether.  Sure enough, by the next day I had tracking coming through.

On another note, the way you have implemented your two trackers may be causing other problems beyond just messing with your validation.  Since you don't use a secondary tracker name to push data to the second tracker, your _trackPageview calls may be getting duplicated across your profiles and causing some confusion.  As it stands right now, you have two complete tracking codes on the site using a single tracker call.  A better way would be to use a secondary tracker within your main code.  Something like this would be much cleaner (as detailed here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/#MultipleCommands):

<script type="text/javascript">

  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10931550-1']);
  _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'gloriaferrer.com']);
  _gaq.push(['_setAllowLinker', true]);
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

  _gaq.push(['b._setAccount', 'UA-35484871-1']);
  _gaq.push(['b._setDomainName', 'gloriaferrer.com']);
  _gaq.push(['b._trackPageview']);


  (function() {
  var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
  ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'stats.g.doubleclick.net/dc.js';
  var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();

</script>


Or if you did still need to keep the codes separate so that one code used the dc.js and the second used the old ga.js, you could just have the second code call a secondary tracker to avoid that confusion.  like this.

<script type="text/javascript">

  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['b._setAccount', 'UA-35484871-1']);
  _gaq.push(['b._setDomainName', 'gloriaferrer.com']);
  _gaq.push(['b._trackPageview']);


  (function() {
  var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
  ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';

  var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();

</script>
 
I know its not specifically what you asked, but it may be contributing to your problem.  Hopefully it helps!


Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? onedgm 11/4/13 6:08 AM
I have had the same problem, all due to having a second roll-up type tracking code implemented....

Now i have made the change and data is still coming through although not the demographic info...i presume its still ok to keep the changed code on the sites??

Thanks
onedgm
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Cliff Karklin 11/4/13 7:48 AM
Well, I obviously haven't seen your code to be able to verify, but assuming it was implemented properly, keeping the changed code should be more effective and accurate for you overall.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Boštjan Hozjan 11/5/13 4:50 AM
 One another remark - I tried to enable reports on 3 different sites.

The one that uses classic GA tracking code (and has Advertiser support enabled) works fine.

The other two sites use GTM (Google Tag Manager) codes, which are implemented correctly and have Advertiser support enabled (checkbox inside GA tag set for advertiser support), don't work.

I see two possibilities:
1. Google is having problems with getting its own data/settings from GTM (there's a GA/GTM bug)
2. Google is still rolling out this feature and our sites will be getting these report features later
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Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Yukai 11/5/13 2:35 PM
Same issue here.
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Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Samantha Lancaster 11/5/13 11:40 PM
I tried that a few days ago and got excited but no data is coming through. I'm not particularly techie and so I'm just completely stuck as to how to get this to work. I've got a dynamic wordpress site - Origin and I just can't find ANYWHERE the snippet of code that Google says you have swap for the other bit…so i just copied and pasted it into the footer, the header, into one of my widgets etc etc…i've tried everything. Most responses are far too technical for me to understand! 
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Boštjan Hozjan 11/5/13 11:45 PM
Well, I don't know of this is THE solution, but yesterday I used the Skip validation button and today I see some data:)
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Andy Cl 11/6/13 1:42 AM
Just skip the validation, if your code is correct it will say 'Congratulations, set up correctly.', then you should start to see data. That worked for me, and a few others so it seems.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? ChrisBane82 11/6/13 5:43 AM
That worked for me also.  I had a ticket in at google about this and this is what they said:

Hello Chris,

Thank you for your response and for providing me with the required information.

There does seem to be an internal error at our end which is causing the problem in the Demographics and Interests report  

The workaround is to open your Demographics report and click on the skip validation tab. Once you do this the reports should be available within 24 hours. 

Please do get back to me if the problem still persists. Awaiting your response. 

Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Michael Aus 11/6/13 9:22 AM
I was having the same issue with my GA not validating my tracking code until I realized there is a typo in the code on this page:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2819948

If you look closely you'll see they used an apostrophe here: stats.g.doubleclick.net/dc.js';
When it should be a single quote mark like so: 'stats.g.doubleclick.net/dc.js';

This may not resolve the issue for everyone if you pulled your code from Admin, but it worked for me
.

Mike
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Danny Oncina 11/6/13 12:31 PM
What if I'm running Universal Analytics instead of Classic? 

<script>
        (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
        m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
        })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');
        ga('create', 'UA-xxxxxxxx-1', 'myclient.com');
        ga('send', 'pageview');
</script>

Would this work?

<script>
        (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
        m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
        })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga','stats.g.doubleclick.net/dc.js';);
        ga('create', 'UA-xxxxxxxx-1', 'myclient.com');
        ga('send', 'pageview');
</script>

Wanted to ask here before I try and move this through to production.

Thanks.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Caleb Whitmore @AnalyticsPros 11/7/13 1:14 AM
Eric,

Your problem is that you have BOTH the ga.js and the dc.js snippets on your site.  You need to remove the one for the ga.js and only use dc.js and setup both the trackers you're running to work together.  Right now, they'll effectively cancel each other out.  So, it would look like this:

Current code:

                <!--GOOGLE TRACKING CODE-->
                <script type="text/javascript">

                  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
                  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10931550-1']);
                  _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'gloriaferrer.com']);
                  _gaq.push(['_setAllowLinker', true]);
                  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

                  (function() {
                    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
                    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'stats.g.doubleclick.net/dc.js';
                    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
                  })();

                </script>
                <!--GOOGLE TRACKING CODE-->
               
                <!--GOOGLE TRACKING CODE-->
                <script type="text/javascript">

                  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
                  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-35484871-1']);
                  _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'gloriaferrer.com']);
                  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

                  (function() {
                    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
                    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
                    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
                  })();

                </script>
                <!--GOOGLE TRACKING CODE-->


Corrected code:
<!--GOOGLE TRACKING CODE-->
<script type="text/javascript">

 var _gaq = _gaq || [];
 _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10931550-1']);
 _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'gloriaferrer.com']);
 _gaq.push(['_setAllowLinker', true]);
 _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

  _gaq.push(['second._setAccount', 'UA-35484871-1']);
  _gaq.push(['second._setDomainName', 'gloriaferrer.com']);
  _gaq.push(['second._trackPageview']);

 (function() {
   var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
   ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'stats.g.doubleclick.net/dc.js';
   var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
 })();

</script>
<!--GOOGLE TRACKING CODE-->



Notice how this code now runs only the dc.js snippet while still running both trackers.


By the way, I tasted across the road from you once but didn't get to make it in to your property... next Sonoma trip :)

Best,

-Caleb Whitmore

Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Caleb Whitmore @AnalyticsPros 11/7/13 1:17 AM
Jason - validation is pretty basic from what I've observed and can go wrong any number of ways when your implementation is correct.  I've also seen many, many ways implementations can be incorrect, and thus validation will fail.

Validation isn't required for this feature to work, so worst case just skip validation to get to the reports and wait a couple days to see if data comes in.  If not, then you know something isn't right.

See my reply to Eric who started this thread for an example of what kinds of implementation problems can exist that break validation and, worse, corrupt GA data.

Best,

-Caleb
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Caleb Whitmore @AnalyticsPros 11/7/13 1:18 AM
Eric - your code is classic.  Note that the instructions indicate you have to be using the code version with "display advertiser support" which is, inherently, NOT universal at this point.

-Caleb
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Caleb Whitmore @AnalyticsPros 11/7/13 1:20 AM
Cliff,

Astute code issue to point out about multiple tracking objects.  However you absolutely cannot run dc.js and ga.js simultaneously.  It will cause all kinds of untold data corruption for one or both trackers.

-Caleb
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Carlos Mosqueda 11/7/13 11:27 AM
This seemed to Validate the tracking.  When I chose "Skip This Step" it is actually caused the validation to happen.

@Google, There is a bug in your validation buttons for this feature. It kept saying to add the line new line of code.  And then kept telling me to put the new line of code in. Once I said "Skip validation" it prompted the "Success" page, I went to look at my Demographics tracking and it had actually been tracking since the FIRST time I tried to validate the code.  

Might want to fix this. 
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Charles Lehnert 11/9/13 4:30 PM
Same here. Skipping validation seems to have worked, but I'll know for sure after 24 hours. Bang up job, Google!
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? JasonCampbell 11/9/13 6:07 PM
Yep, after seeing the success from others in this thread, I chose to Skip Validation and was met w/ the following message:

Congratulations!

You have successfully enabled the Demographic Reports. While you can access them now, it may take up to 24 hours before there is data available in these reports.

Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Stina Nanneson 11/10/13 3:00 PM
My code looks wrong when I paste it into Dreamweaver (wrong color on brackets etc). Is that a problem or should it look like that. 
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Stina Nanneson 11/11/13 7:31 AM
How exactly do I skip validation?
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? partnowjess 11/25/13 2:32 PM
Same exact thing here. Thanks for posting and saving me the headache!
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? kösem 1/15/14 3:19 AM
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Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? evanmcginnis 1/31/14 9:41 AM
Skipping the validation also worked for me!  Thanks for posting this info.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Mercedes Cruz 4/2/14 2:17 PM
I'm surprised this issue is still ongoing. Indeed, I tried validating my code again and well... nothing happened.

So yea, I also did the 'Skip Validation' thing and it worked.

Guess we have to wait for Google to do something about that.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Laura Mokhtari 4/6/14 9:27 AM
I'm having the exact same issue, if someone could help that would be great.
i think i have done what it asks (though I am not great at this stuff) but won't validate
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Jarrod King 4/6/14 2:31 PM
The solution for validation for a Wordpress site is to go to your Google Analyticator settings and enable Remarketing. Once this is enabled, the extra line of code you put into your normal analytics code will be verified when you go back to your main Google Analytics account.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Laura Mokhtari 4/6/14 4:41 PM
I did that it says it is enabled I added the code but it will not verify. Says can't verify
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? J Heard 4/12/14 7:43 AM
Skipping validation worked for me as well.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Dan Saperstein 4/18/14 6:48 AM
I have been on UA for a while and finally just skipped validation once it went out of beta but haven't gotten any data yet, and I just have a message on top of those screens now that says: "Some data in this report may have been removed when a threshold was applied. Learn more"

Here is my code (and I have no older code in there for analytics, just this):

<script>
(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

ga('create', 'UA-17002963-1', 'hippocreeksafaris.com');
ga('require', 'displayfeatures');
ga('send', 'pageview');

</script>
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? ResearchAmerica 4/18/14 8:26 AM
Do I need to add ga('require', 'displayfeatures');  for my code to work (and see demographics)?  Thanks.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? MahaloMarlin 4/23/14 5:22 PM
We _want_ the assurance that successful validation will provide. But failing validation every time just yields the same instructions which still fail.

Like others, we finally chose to "Skip Validation" which, counter-intuitively, resulted in this message:


"You have successfully enabled the Demographic Reports. While you can access them now, it may take up to 24 hours before there is data available in these reports."

We'll see...
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Pinkydong 5/6/14 8:04 PM
Hi,

I'm also experiencing the same thing. I've skipped the validation just like what others did, but it doesn't seem to work. It's been a month since I skipped the validation. 
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Dan Saperstein 5/7/14 7:33 AM
Mine eventually started showing data about 2 weeks later.  Perhaps I just didn't have enough hits initially to break through the threshold they have so you can't identify individual users?


On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 11:04:07 PM UTC-4, Pinkydong wrote:
Hi,

I'm also experiencing the same thing. I've skipped the validation just like what others did, but it doesn't seem to work. It's been a month since I skipped the validation. 
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Dsowden@JAMgrfx 6/10/14 10:29 AM
Hey everyone, I've seemingly come across the same issue with this code not taking. I've got my code placed into a PHP includes but it doesn't seem to work no matter if it's in that or directly on the page. Updated the code as per requested by google and wound up clicking the 'skip' button as most people have above. It's been 24 hours since then and still no data coming through...please help!
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? David Makin- 6/17/14 1:08 PM
I'm also having the same trouble.  I updated the code as directed for a UA site and have confirmed I'm on UA.  But when I click the validate button it always comes back as 

racking code changes needed (as of Jun 17, 2014, 4:02:31 PM).

Your Analytics tracking code does not include the necessary support for the Demographics and Interest reports. Learn more about the simple, one-line, one-time change to your tracking code to add this support.

Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Anton TR 6/21/14 2:36 AM
Hello!
Anyone knows - is UAnalytics working with demographic reports or not?

I have the new UA-code. I've added special string for demographic reports in it.
But I don't see them.
Yes I see figures in other reports - number of visits and etc. So code is working.
But where is demographic reports?

Could someone clarify the issue?
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Eli Wallach 6/24/14 10:49 AM
If anyone is using a CMS or third party content management software (in my case Magento) make sure you are not using the third party software to place your Google Analytics code.

You must place it manually in your head or the head of the template you are using.

Most CMS still use the classic analytics code, so even though you are using UA code if your CMS is also placing the code you won't be able to validate for demographics.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? bookGeeks.in 7/5/14 4:28 AM
Hi Luis,

Worked for me. Thanks.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Mediamerica 7/8/14 3:47 PM
Great googly-moogly, hitting "skip validation" seems to have worked. Had inserted the universal code on a Universal Analytics upgraded account.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Bill Mitzlaff 7/19/14 4:29 AM
yup..skip validation and voala....magically delicious. Great thread
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Alex Schmoe 8/20/14 2:19 PM
+1 for skipping.
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Kagirinaku 8/20/14 9:51 PM
+1 for skipping the validation...and 'Congratulations! You have successfully enabled...'
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? AJ Singer 9/1/14 1:12 PM
Yup.  Me too.  Skipped validation and got the lovely "validated" message.  Kuddos to us for being brave and skipping!
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Danielle Siembieda 9/2/14 1:04 PM
Im in the same boat. Did you get a resolution on this? Mine said something about thresholds but I couldn't find anything that would hold that back?
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Whims 9/2/14 4:04 PM
Danielle, you have no control over thresholds, they are applied by google to protect site visitor privacy

Data that are subject to thresholds might be any of the dimensions Age, Gender, or Interest Category.

When a report contains any of these dimensions (for example, as a default dimension, a secondary dimension, or as part of an applied segment), then there is the possibility that thresholds have been enforced and not all of the original data appear in the report.

Thresholds are applied when the data might allow a recipient of the report to infer the characteristics (such as age, gender, or interests) of an individual user. Any rows below the threshold are not displayed. Rows above the threshold will contain complete data.

When these circumstances occur in a report, you see a notice below the report title.


Regarding validation issues for anyone else - It does actually say to skip validation in the help documentation if there are issues with it

Analytics may be unable to validate your code changes under the following circumstances:

        • You are using Google Tag Manager or a third-party tag manager to include the Analytics tracking code on your pages.
        • You have included comments in your tracking code.
        • You are hosting dc.js on your own servers, or including it from an external script.

If you are certain that you’ve made the correct change, you can click Skip validation.


 
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Michael Daleo 9/4/14 11:13 AM
+1 On skipping validation
Re: Demographics and Interest Reports Code Not Validating? Prachya Charasri 9/16/14 11:57 AM
Skipping validation is really work!
Thanks.
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