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Connecting to Google Analytics


  • This connector is based on Core Reporting API Version 3.0 .
  • DoubleClick Campaign Manager category is not supported.
  • Check Google Analytics limitations before beginning setup.


If the Google Analytics connector icon is not displayed in the Add a New Data Source section, then this connector service needs to be enabled. To enable, log into Zoomdata as a Supervisor. If you do not have this privilege, contact your organization's Zoomdata Administrator for assistance or contact Zoomdata Support.

  • For guidance on enabling or disabling the data source icon, refer to the article Managing Connectors in Zoomdata .
  • Deprecation Notice: The Google Analytics connector is planned for deprecation in the next major version release (v2.6).

Before you start, you need to create and configure a Google Analytics project. Check the steps in the Configuring Google Analytics article for more information.

The table below lists information on the features that are supported by Google Analytics:

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Supports Distinct Count? Yes
Supports Live Mode/ Playback? No
SparkIt Capable? Yes
Supports Group-by Time? Yes
Supports Multi Group-by Charts? Yes
Supports Histogram? Yes
Supports Box Plot? No
Custom SQL Capable? No
Supports Last Value? No
Supports Partition? No
Spark It capability is planned for deprecation in a future release.


For details about what is provided on each page of the connection process, review the article Source Connection Workflow . Depending on your needs, you can either follow the steps in order from start to finish or jump to a specific section in the connection process:


  1. Log into Zoomdata.
  2. Click the Sources menu item.

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  1. Click the Google Analytics connector icon.

General Page

  1. Specify the name of your source and add a description (if desired).

    Figure 2
  2. Click Next to continue to the next setup page.

Connection Page

This page defines the connection source for Zoomdata to be able to access the data source. If this is the first time setting up a connection, then you need to input the necessary credentials. If a validated connection already exists, you are given the option to use it.

  1. To create a new connection, select the Input New Credentials option.

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  1. Copy your client ID and client secret from your Google analytics developer account and paste the credentials into the corresponding fields.
  2. Click Validate . When your credentials are verified, click Authorize .
    On the confirmation page, click Accept to allow Zoomdata to view your Google Analytics data.

    Figure 4
  3. Click Next to continue to the next setup page.

Profiles Page

  1. Select the account, property, and profile.

    Figure 5

  2. Click Next .

Categories Page

The Categories page allows you to select Google Analytics categories and select up to 7 dimensions and up to 10 metrics to be queried. Also, you can specify the time period for the data to be imported.

  1. Select the collection. The available dimensions and metrics will be displayed. Select the required dimensions and metrics.
  2. Specify the time period for importing the data.
  3. Toggle the caching options as needed.
  4. Click Preview to verify if the selected dimensions and metrics and be queried together. After successful verification, click Next .

Fields Page

The Fields page lets you (1) configure attribute options, (2) create custom labels for the fields in your data source (that will be displayed in the charts), (3) manage the Volume metric, and (4) work with Calculations.

  1. Determine whether the field should be visible or not to the user.
  2. Create unique label names, as needed, for each Label field.
When you create a data source, the specific number of distinct values for the attribute fields are saved in Zoomdata depending on the data sample from your data set. You can filter the data on your chart by these values. While editing a data source, if you want to use all distinct values in the filter (that is from whole data source), click the Refresh button in the Statistics column.
  1. For the Type column, you have the option to edit the field type (although usually you won't need to do this).
  2. For the Configure column, numeric and time-based fields may be edited:
    • Numeric types including Money, Number and Integer - ability to select a default aggregation function
    • Time fields - ability to define the default time pattern and granularity; if the time field provides granularities of hour, minute and second, then a time zone label may be applied
  3. Select fields for Distinct Counts as needed.
  4. Refresh the connection to a particular field, as desired.
  5. Configure Filter Display settings for fields.
  6. Edit the Volume Metric settings, as needed.
  7. Work with Calculations , if available and as needed.
    If you are setting up a new connection, the Calculations section will not be available until after the connection is saved.
  8. Click Next to continue.

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Refresh Page

The Refresh page lets you schedule asynchronous jobs to update the source metadata. For guidance to set up a refresh schedule, refer to the article Using the Zoomdata Scheduler .

Charts Page

On the Charts page, you can:

  1. Edit Global Default Settings.
  2. Select the Standard and, if available, Custom chart styles to be used with the data source.
  3. Set default parameters (group, sub-group, colors, sorting, and so on) for each chart style.

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Learn more about how to customize a chart .

Click Finish to save your changes. Once your data connection has been established, it is listed under the My Data Sources section of the page.