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Work with Live Google Campaign Manager Data in Power Query



Use CData Connect Cloud to connect to Google Campaign Manager data and work with live Google Campaign Manager data in Microsoft Power Query.

Power Query is a data transformation and data preparation engine. When paired with CData Connect Cloud, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to Google Campaign Manager data from Power Query. This article shows how to connect to Connect Cloud from Power Query through Microsoft Excel and get live access to Google Campaign Manager data for transformation and preparation.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure SQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Google Campaign Manager, allowing you to easily integrate with live Google Campaign Manager data in Power Query — without replicating the data. CData Connect Cloud looks exactly like a SQL Server database to Power Query and uses optimized data processing out of the box to push all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Google Campaign Manager, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Google Campaign Manager data.

Configure Google Campaign Manager Connectivity for Power Query

Connectivity to Google Campaign Manager from Power Query is made possible through CData Connect Cloud. To work with Google Campaign Manager data from Power Query, we start by creating and configuring a Google Campaign Manager connection.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud, click Connections and click Add Connection
  2. Select "Google Campaign Manager" from the Add Connection panel
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Google Campaign Manager.

    Google Campaign Manager uses the OAuth authentication standard. The data provider facilitates OAuth in various ways as described below. The following OAuth flow requires the authenticating user to interact with DoubleClick Campaign Manager, using the browser. You can also use a service account to authenticate.

    For authentication guides, see the Getting Started section of the data provider help documentation.

  4. Click Create & Test
  5. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add Google Campaign Manager Connection page and update the User-based permissions.

Add a Personal Access Token

If you are connecting from a service, application, platform, or framework that does not support OAuth authentication, you can create a Personal Access Token (PAT) to use for authentication. Best practices would dictate that you create a separate PAT for each service, to maintain granularity of access.

  1. Click on your username at the top right of the Connect Cloud app and click User Profile.
  2. On the User Profile page, scroll down to the Personal Access Tokens section and click Create PAT.
  3. Give your PAT a name and click Create.
  4. The personal access token is only visible at creation, so be sure to copy it and store it securely for future use.

With the connection configured, you are ready to connect to Google Campaign Manager data from Power Query.

Working with Live Google Campaign Manager Data in Power Query

With the connection to Connect Cloud configured, you are ready to work with live Google Campaign Manager data in Power Query.

  1. In Microsoft Excel, open the Power Query Editor (from the Data ribbon, click Get Data -> Launch Power Query Editor)
  2. Click New Source -> SQL Server
  3. In the SQL Server database modal:
    • Set Server to tds.cdata.com,14333
    • (Optional) Set Database to the name of the Google Campaign Manager connection (e.g. GoogleCM1 )
  4. In the SQL Server credentials modal, select "Database" and
    • Set User to your Connect Cloud username (e.g. [email protected] )
    • Set Password to the PAT for the above user
  5. Click Connect
  6. Select the table(s) you wish to work with in the Navigator and click "OK"

At this point, you have live access to Google Campaign Manager data from Power Query for transformation and preparation.

SQL Access to Google Campaign Manager Data

Now you have a direct connection to live Google Campaign Manager data from Microsoft Power Query. You can create more connections and transform and preparte your data to better drive business — all without replicating Google Campaign Manager data.

To get real-time data access to 100+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your cloud applications, sign up for a free trial of CData Connect Cloud.