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    Have you ever wondered how long it takes for a sale made on a website to show up in the Experiment Report Dashboard?

    At first glance, you might expect real-time updates reflecting every action on your website. 

    However, the reality is a bit more complex. 

    The time it takes for new goals to reflect in our reports can vary, but typically it’s within a 24-hour window. 

    This delay is primarily due to caching mechanisms employed to handle the influx of data.

    Caching, a process where data is temporarily stored to improve performance, plays a significant role in this delay. 

    Depending on the quantity of new data, caching can be recalculated multiple times a day. 

    This means that while most updates occur within 24 hours, some might be faster.

    Now, you might be wondering about exceptions to this rule. 

    Small experiments, those with less than 100 views, enjoy real-time updates. 

    This means that any changes or goals achieved in these experiments are immediately reflected in the reports without any delay.

    However, once an experiment surpasses 100 views per variation, the reporting updates transition to a cached system. 

    This caching is necessary to handle the high volume of data that could be ingested, ensuring the stability and reliability of the reporting system.

    In summary, the time delay from the moment a sale is made on the website for example, to its appearance in the Experiment Report Dashboard is typically within 24 hours. 

    Factors such as caching and experiment size influence the speed of updates, with smaller experiments enjoying real-time reporting and larger ones transitioning to a cached system after surpassing 100 views per variation.

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