The mParticle UI shows event counts in several places:
- The Overview on the homepage
- For value-based pricing (VBP) customers, the Event Volume Report in the Data Catalog
- For other customers, the Event Volume report in the Workspace Settings view
Use the Overview UI and Event Volume Report for diagnostic purposes--to help you understand what data is being ingested in real-time. The report shows you approximately how many of each event type has been received from input for the date range you selected. You can use this number, for example, to identify events that you may want to change to another tier, and which will be easy to remove from the calculated attribute or audience definition so that you can change the tier for that event type.
The Credit Usage Report for VBP customers, by contrast, is a billing report that shows the exact number of events charged in a billing period.
The event counts in the Event Volume Report and the UI are approximate and don't include some events, such as those with old timestamps. It does include some events like consent grants and denials that aren't included in the Credit Usage Report, which details your usage-based billing.
If you have more questions, contact your Customer Success Manager.