Analytics API Sample: Unique Users by Day

Product(s)
Video Cloud
Role(s)
API Developer
Topic(s)
Analytics
API(s)
Analytics API

This sample gets the daily unique users for an account, along with the video views, for each day in a specified date range. The results are presented in a table and in CSV format.

Introduction

This is a straightforward example, requiring only a single request to the Analytics API (although the sample makes the request twice to get the response in CSV as well as JSON format). The aim is simply to provide an example of presenting the response in different formats.

Dependencies

This sample uses one external JavaScript library for the date pickers:

Sample app

The code associated with this sample can be found in this GitHub repository.

See the Pen Analytics API: Unique User Report by Brightcove Learning Services (@rcrooks1969) on CodePen.

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  • Find all the code associated with this sample in this GitHub repository.

Proxy code

In order to build your own version the sample app on this page, you must create and host your own proxy. (The proxies used by Brightcove Learning Services only accept requests from Brightcove domains.) A sample proxy, very similar to the one we use, but without the checks that block requests from non-Brightcove domains, can be found in this GitHub respository. You will also find basic instructions for using it there, and a more elaborate guide to building apps around the proxy in Using the REST APIs.