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Error Looker Studio : "Invalid attribution windows combination - Pinterest Ads"

Johan Chemin
October 10, 2023
Error Looker Studio : "Invalid attribution windows combination - Pinterest Ads"

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If you need more informations, you can follow the tutorial. You can also find a template for at the end of the page.

The tutorial

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The tutorial

Creating a Pinterest Ads report with Looker Studio is an excellent idea for you, your collaborator, and your clients. You can design beautiful reports or find some online and adapt them. You can then share it quickly with whoever you want; they can access it without an account if necessary.

But sometimes, while creating such Pinterest Ads report, you need to modify the attribution system and end up with this error:

When did the "Invalid attribution windows combination" happen?

You face this error at two moments when creating a report, both when you play with attribution.

First scenario: when you create your Pinterest data source with our connector, you will be asked to set up the attribution windows for views, engagement, and clicks. If you pick an incorrect combination, the error prevents you from creating your data source.

Attribution settings in your Pinterest Ads data source creation on Looker Studio.Attribution settings in your Pinterest Ads data source creation on Looker Studio.
Attribution settings in your Pinterest Ads data source creation on Looker Studio.

Second scenario: you created your data source with the default configuration on attribution but selected the option to modify it on every chart. Then, you chose an incorrect combination on a specific chart. The error shows up for this chart only.

Allow report editor to modify the attribution settings in every charts.
Allow report editor to modify the attribution settings in every charts.

Configure the attribution in the set-up column for every charts.
Configure the attribution in the set-up column for every charts.

How can the "Invalid attribution windows combination" error be solved?

You must select a valid attribution combination for Views, Engagement, and Clicks. All combinations available are detailed in the error message, and here's a more readable version: 

  • V1_E1_C1 = Views 1 day, Engagements 1 day, Clicks 1 day
  • V1_E1_C7 = Views 1 day, Engagements 1 day, Clicks 7 days
  • V1_E1_C30 = Views 1 day, Engagements 1 day, Clicks 30 days
  • V1_E1_C60 = Views 1 day, Engagements 1 day, Clicks 60 days
  • V1_E7_C7 = Views 1 day, Engagements 7 days, Clicks 7 days
  • V1_E7_C30 = Views 1 day, Engagements 7 days, Clicks 30 days
  • V1_E7_C60 = Views 1 day, Engagements 7 days, Clicks 60 days
  • V1_E14_C14 = Views 1 day, Engagements 14 days, Clicks 14 days
  • V1_E30_C30 = Views 1 day, Engagements 30 days, Clicks 30 days
  • V1_E30_C60 = Views 1 day, Engagements 30 days, Clicks 60 days
  • V1_E60_C60 = Views 1 day, Engagements 60 days, Clicks 60 days
  • V7_E7_C7 = Views 7 days, Engagements 7 days, Clicks 7 days
  • V7_E7_C30 = Views 7 days, Engagements 7 days, Clicks 30 days
  • V7_E7_C60 = Views 7 days, Engagements 7 days, Clicks 60 days
  • V7_E30_C30 = Views 7 days, Engagements 30 days, Clicks 30 days
  • V7_E30_C60 = Views 7 days, Engagements 30 days, Clicks 60 days
  • V7_E60_C60 = Views 7 days, Engagements 60 days, Clicks 60 days
  • V30_E30_C30 = Views 30 days, Engagements 30 days, Clicks 30 days
  • V30_E30_C60 = Views 30 days, Engagements 30 days, Clicks 60 days
  • V30_E60_C60 = Views 30 days, Engagements 60 days, Clicks 60 days
  • V60_E60_C60 = Views 60 days, Engagements 60 days, Clicks 60 days
  • VO_EO_C1 = Views Overall, Engagements Overall, Clicks 1 day
  • VO_EO_C7 = Views Overall, Engagements Overall, Clicks 7 days
  • V1_EO_CO = Views 1 day, Engagements Overall, Clicks Overall

What to do if the problem persists?

With valid combinations, the error should not persist. Please double-check the configuration. You first select Views, Engagement, and then Clicks. In the Pinterest Adfs manager, you choose Views, Clics, and then only Engagements.

If the combination is valid and the error is still here, don't hesitate to get in touch with us using the chat at the bottom right of this page or contact@catchr.io. We'll do our best to help you!

Quickstep to solve the issue: "Invalid attribution windows combination":

  • Check the available combinations for Pinterest Ads attribution.
  • Open your faulty data source or chart.
  • Select a correct combination of attributions settings.
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In this template, you will find all the metrics and dimensions you would need to get a better view of your data.

If you need more templates, you could look at our looker studio template gallery.

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In this template, you will find all the metrics and dimensions you would need to get a better view of your data thank to our integrations.

If you need more templates, you could look at our PowerBI template gallery.

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