Reporting dimensions (DD)

Here you'll find a list of the dimensions available for use with the various reports dashboards and the APIs for Download Delivery (DD).

Use of these dimensions in the Media Delivery Reports UI

All of the widgets revealed in a report's tab use one or more of these dimensions by default. However, some of the widgets let you view custom data via the Analyze data () functionality, where you can add or remove dimensions. See Analyze data shown in a report for full details.

Use of these dimensions in the Media Delivery Reports API

A dimension's name can differ slightly between the Media Delivery Reports UI and the Media Delivery Reports API v1. When applicable, both values are listed here. You can also run the applicable "List Download Delivery data stores" operation from the API, and do the following:

  1. Review the response output and locate the data store that represents the type of report data you want.
  2. From that data store, store the id values for the dimensions (and metrics) you want to use.
  3. Use these id values in the applicable "Get Download Delivery data" operation to view report data.
Note: Some dimensions use the same name and are similar in their application, but are tied to specific functionality. Review the description for each and make sure you're using the proper API ID for the dimension you want.

The dimensions

Available dimensions are listed alphabetically in this table.

Dimension Name API Dimension Name API ID Description Limitations of Use
ASN N/A Not available in the API The Autonomous System Number of the ISP. Only the top 200 ASNs globally are reported. The rest are categorized as "Others."
Action Same 524 This is the action taken when a request comes from a known proxy.

Applies to the Enhanced Proxy Detection with GeoGuard functionality offered with DD. Only for use with the widgets in the Download Delivery > Historical > Proxy Protection report.

City Same 14 The download was performed by an end user in this city. This is gathered from the client’s IP address. Only the top 250 cities globally, based on population are reported. The rest are categorized as "Others."
Client State Same 28 The download was performed by an end user in this state, territory, or region (if applicable). This is gathered from the client's IP address. N/A
Client State Code Same 504 The download was performed by an end user in this state, territory, or region (if applicable). This is gathered from the client's IP address. This is the unique number that represents the state, territory, or region. There is a .txt format file of these codes available for download via the Download Center application on Control Center.
Content Type Same 18 The value of the HTTP content type header served to the client.
  • The reports reveal this dimension as "Others" if the content type is unknown or it's not set.
  • Delivery Format, Delivery Type, IP Version and Delivery Option filters are not available for this dimension.
Country Same 24 The download was performed by an end user in this country. This is gathered from the client’s IP address. N/A
Country Code Same 15 The download was performed by an end user in this country. This is gathered from the client’s IP address. This is the unique number that represents that country. There is a .csv format list of these codes available for download via the Download Center application on Control Center.
CPCode Same 2 This is the Content Provider (CP) code assigned to the property used to deliver requested content. A CP code is an identifier assigned to a contract and used for reporting, billing and monitoring traffic served. N/A
Device Same 7 Indicates the browser, application, or device used to download the object. This information is derived from the user-agent information in the request.
  • This includes Browsers/Applications and devices, everything else is categorized as "Others."
  • No version information available.
  • The following devices are reported:
    • ANDROID
    • CHROME
    • FIREFOX
    • GALAXY TAB
    • IPAD
    • IPHONE
    • NETSCAPE
    • SAFARI
    • IE APPLETV
    • OPERA
    • SEAMONKEY
    • ITUNESITUNES-APPLETV
    • ITUNES-IPOD
    • ITUNES-IPHONEITUNES-IPAD
    • GECKO
    • JAVA
    • MOZILLACOREMEDIA
    • SAMSUNG
    • LG
    • CURL
    • SONYBLACKBERRY
    • ROKU
    • INTERNET_EXPLORER
    • EDGE
Note: If all devices are reported as "Others," check to see if the following tag is present in your metadata configuration:
<match:request.type value="CLIENT_REQ"> 
<reporting:lds.user-agent>on</reporting:lds.user-agent> 
</match:request.type>
Domain Same 60 End-user facing host names of customer's applications. For example, www.example.com, travel.example.com, my.travel.example.com. Delivery Format, Delivery Type, IP Version and Delivery Option filters are not available for this dimension.
File Extension Same 19 This is the file extension of the requested object. This is extracted from the object's URL. Delivery Format, Delivery Type, IP Version and Delivery Option filters are not available for this dimension.
Manifest URL Same 59 The URL that points to the manifest file for download. N/A
Match Category Same 523 Akamai works with a third party provider to identify proxies. This is the GeoGuard category of proxy that was identified in a request.

Applies to the Enhanced Proxy Detection with GeoGuard functionality offered with DD. Only for use with the widgets in the Download Delivery > Historical > Proxy Protection report.

Match Type Same 522 The flag used to mark a request from a known proxy.

Applies to the Enhanced Proxy Detection with GeoGuard functionality offered with DD. Only for use with the widgets in the Download Delivery > Historical > Proxy Protection report.

Network Type Same 9 The network connection type used by end-users to download the object. N/A
Network Type Same 525 The network connection type used by an end user when consuming content via a request from a known proxy.

Applies to the Enhanced Proxy Detection with GeoGuard functionality offered with DD. Only for use with the widgets in the Download Delivery > Historical > Proxy Protection report.

OS Same 8 Indicates the operating system on the system that downloaded the stream or object.
  • The top 10 Operating Systems (OS) are reported. The rest are categorized as "Others."
  • OS version information is not available.
  • The following OS are reported:
    • WINDOWS
    • ANDROID
    • MACOS
    • IPHONEOS
    • IPHONEOS(IPAD)
    • BLACKBERRY
    • WEBOS
    • SYMBIAN
    • PLAYSTATION
    • X11
Note: If all Operating Systems are reported as "Others," you may need to check if the following tag is present in your metadata configuration:
<match:request.type value="CLIENT_REQ"> 
<reporting:lds.user-agent>on</reporting:lds.user-agent> 
</match:request.type>
Response Code Same 38 The HTTP status code sent after a request. N/A
Stream ID/URL Same 5 The path of the downloaded object.
  • URL sizes lower than 100 KB are not reported.
  • URLs receiving less than 50 Edge hits per day are bucketed in the category "URLs lesser than 50 Hits Per Day"
  • URLs are only reported for the following file extensions.
    • zip; m3u; exe; jpeg; html; asset;
    • m3u8; flv; pdf; mp3; rar; apk;
    • f4m; isma; gz; mov; swf; pak;
    • ismv; m4a; msi; gif; css; rpm;
    • m4s; m4v; bin; wmv; php; deb;
    • mp4; mp4a; dmg; aac; dat; f4v;
    • mp4v; csmil; jpg; svg; tar;
    • drm; mpd”; png; js; pkg; bz2; msp;
    • ism; isml; aum

    For file extensions other than the above, the following message is displayed on the UI:

    FILTERED_DUE_TO_EXTENSION
Time Same 1 Indicates the time at which content was consumed. This dimension is set automatically. N/A
Time Same 610 Indicates the time at which content was consumed, when requested from a known proxy. This dimension is set automatically.

Applies to the Enhanced Proxy Detection with GeoGuard functionality offered with DD. Only for use with the widgets in the Download Delivery > Historical > Proxy Protection report.