I want to send a custom dimension to google analytics to use in a custom report as per:

In some cases, you might want to send a custom dimension or metric with all the hits on a given page (or for the lifetime of the tracker object). In this case, you can set the custom dimension or metrics using the set command: ga('set', 'dimension5', 'custom data');

This is my script:

    (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
    ga('create', 'TRACKING-CODE', 'auto');
    ga('set', 'dimension5', 'some value here');
    ga('send', 'pageview');

My custom report looks like this: enter image description here

But I'm not getting any data e.g. some value here. Am I doing something wrong?

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You don't have to use a Custom Variable, in Analytics go to Admin (in the bottom of the sidebar menu) > Custom definitions > Custom dimensions and add dimension5, then you will have dimension5 available to use it as a dimension in your custom report.

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