Export events API edit

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If you want to export raw events you can do so via our CSV export. You can define a date range and it pull out the data via streaming (very fast).

Want to use a simple interface to export your data? See our video on how to export data.

For this API features you’ll need to authenticate. You can do this with an Api-Key-header where the key starts with sa_api_key_... and with a User-Id header starting with sa_user_id_.... You can create them in your account settings.

To test if your API key works correctly you can replace the example values of this cURL example with your own:

curl "https://simpleanalytics.com/api/export/events?hostname=example.com&start=2020-01-01&end=2020-01-02" \
     -H 'User-Id: sa_user_id_00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000' \
     -H 'Api-Key: sa_api_key_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' \
     -H 'Content-Type: text/csv'

Unlike the visits export you can’t specify a time zone with the events export. Because of privacy reasons we store events with only a date (YYYY-MM-DD) in the UTC time zone. The time zone will always be UTC and can’t be changed.

The export will look like this:


Do note that the events are exported per session. If two events happen in the same session (the same page or the session in a single page application) they are stored in one row. This way you can calculate conversions between events. We separate them with a dot (e.g.: visit_homepage.open_signup_modal).

For privacy reasons we hide events when they only happen once per day. To get all events in your export, ask us to whitelist your events. We manually make sure personal identifiers in events are excluded.

If you have any problems, drop us a line via our contact page.