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Does "Disable HW Statistics" option also disable Analytics?

Discussion in 'Unity Analytics' started by jiyongman, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. jiyongman

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    If I check the option "Disable HW Statistics" in the build settings,
    will standard and custom events of Unity Analytics be disabled too?

    I found this link but it is too old, so I'm not sure it still applies to my Unity 2018.3.0f2.
     
  2. marc_tanenbaum

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    Yes. HW Statistics are the “core” stats that underlie all runtime services, including analytics.
     
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  3. jiyongman

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    Just to be clear, you mean HW Statistics has something to do with Analytics itself which also includes standard and custom events, other than just Core Events like AppStart, DeviceInfo, right?
     
  4. marc_tanenbaum

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    HW Stats and Core Events are functionally the same thing. Runtime services use this data to provide hw usage data, segmentation, retention rates, and similar statistics.
     
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  5. jiyongman

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    Thanks!
    BTW, after googling I found the option "Disable HW Statistics" was for paid users only. But I could enable it on my personal edition too, which is 2018.3.0f2.
    It is a bug or something?
     
  6. marc_tanenbaum

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    Not a bug. We've made a decision to give everyone (not just Pro users) the ability to disable all data collection. If memory serves, this capability was introduced in 2018.3.
     
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  7. jiyongman

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    Wow, wonderful! Thanks!
     
  8. docsavage

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    This is good news. Thanks for this.