One of my clients was looking through their Google Analytics eCommerce stats when they were surprised to see this completely whacky amount. Under transactions, it stated that one of the orders had a revenue value of: ($9,223,372,022,317.22).
That's special, no?
My first thought when I saw that whacky number was that it was due to a type conversion issue. Suppose I have:
var x = "30"; var y = "50"; alert(x + y);
You might think that the above value is 80, but of course, the answer is 3050. That is, I was thinking the above massive (well, super tiny massive) number was constructed out of string concatenation.
Turns out, my guess was wrong and the answer was even easier. Apparently, the total for the order was being set to NaN. And I was sending the following to Google:
http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif? utmwv=5.4.5& utmtid=TXID& utmtto=NaN& **** Notice the NaN utmttx=& utmtsp=0& ...
Apparently, when Google interprets the text NaN it's coming up with that super tiny value.
Still, it's surprising how easy it was to get that ridiculous value in Analytics.