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Amplitude’s Govern feature gives you multiple ways to manage your Amplitude data from within a single interface. Govern gives you the tools to conduct data management at scale, including bulk event approval, blocking, deletion, and un-deletion directly from the user interface.
Before you begin
If you’re an existing Amplitude user, you may be wondering where the various components of the now-deprecated Manage Data panel went. Many of those can now be found within Govern; however, some—like integrations, for example—have been moved to the Sources & Destinations panel instead.
Note: While many integrations can now be found under the Destinations tab, others have been moved to the Sources tab instead, as they behave like data sources and not like destinations.
All plan types have Govern features, however additional data management tools are available with the purchase of the Govern Add-On. Govern Add-On gives you additional features to make use of the Schema to plan events and properties, validate your data, and transform your data. More details on the add-on can be found here.
Understand the Govern interface
You can access the Govern panel—along with Sources & Destinations—from the bottom of the left-hand rail. Access your project settings under Settings > Projects.
To begin, select the project you wish to work in from the project selector drop-down menu at the top of the Govern panel.
Whenever you first access the Govern panel, you'll be directed by default to the Home tab, a dashboard that gives you a quick, informative overview of several important metrics.
Across the top, you'll see totals for several different kinds of events: unexpected events, uncategorized events, and those with missing descriptions. Clicking on the uncategorized events and missing descriptions panels will open the Events tab and apply a filter, restricting the list to the appropriate events. (Be sure to see our article on managing events and properties for more information.)
When you click on the unexpected events panel, Amplitude will open the unexpected errors dashboard, listing all the unexpected events, event properties, and user properties Amplitude has received from your product.
NOTE: The unexpected errors dashboard is only available to customers on an Enterprise plan, because it requires access to both the Insight and Govern add-ons.
A bit lower, you'll see the total tallies for event types, event properties, and user properties, along with your allotted limits of each. Note that this is separate from your event volume limit.
Beneath that, you'll find a chart listing your company's top Amplitude users alongside a chart showing employee MAUs. Both of these charts can also be found in the Usage Reports section of Amplitude.
Finally, in the left-side rail, you'll find links that take you to the unexpected errors dashboard (discussed above) and to the change log. The change long lists every change made to events and properties by users in your organization.
There are six other tabs in the Govern panel: Events, Event Properties, User Properties, Groups, Group Properties, and Advanced, each of which provides tools for managing the various data types you'll track with Amplitude.
Use Govern to manage your events and properties
Govern gives you a central location where you can create, edit, manage, block, and delete events, event properties, and user properties. For instructions on how to perform these tasks, just click on the links below.
- Create a custom event from existing events
- Change an event's category
- Change the display name for an event
- Change the description for an event or property
- Change the activity status for an event or property
- Change the visibility status for an event or property
- Filter events from queries (Drop Filters)
Block and delete events and properties
- Block and unblock events and event properties
- Block and unblock user properties
- Manage your block list
- Delete and undelete events
- Delete and undelete user properties
Govern Add-On - The Schema and advanced data management
- Initialize the Schema
- Plan events and properties
- Set or change a property's data type
- Configure Schema settings to handle Schema violations
- View validation errors
- Bulk edit your Schema
- Bulk approve and block events and properties