Can test transactions populate into Shopify Analytics?

basima25z
Shopify Partner
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Hi, is there a way to have test transactions populate into Shopify analytics? I am currently building an app using the GraphQL API to pull in Shopify Analytics and need test data to validate. When creating test transactions, they did not populate to Shopify Analytics. 

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BrainStation23
Shopify Partner
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hi @basima25z ,

 

You can generate test data for a development store. But it's only limited to products, orders, customers, discounts, and themes. You can refer to the link below to generate test data for a development store.
Shopify - generate test data 

But for you're site traffic data you need to figure something out on your own as Shopify can not provide any site traffic data for your store. One clever way ti generate site traffic data can be using frontend testing automation tools like selenium or puppeteer.js.

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basima25z
Shopify Partner
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hi @BrainStation23!

Thank you so much for responding! Just to clarify, I am building an app that pulls metrics that come from orders. So for example, getting the net sales of a product. When creating test transactions (using these steps: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/checkout-settings/test-orders), I realized they don't show up within the Shopify Analytics Dashboard. Can you confirm that there is a limitation here and that there is no way to test/validate my app is to have a real store with real transactions? 

Also do you know what level account I would need to get in order to have access to Shopify Analytics? I've asked a representative via chatbox, but they were unsure. 

basima25z
Shopify Partner
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