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PowerShell Scripting to Replicate Google Ads Data to MySQL

Write a simple PowerShell script to replicate Google Ads data to a MySQL database.

The CData Cmdlets for Google Ads offer live access to Google Ads data from within PowerShell. Using PowerShell scripts, you can easily automate regular tasks like data replication. This article will walk through using the CData Cmdlets for Google Ads and the CData Cmdlets for MySQL in PowerShell to replicate Google Ads data to a MySQL database.

After obtaining the needed connection properties, accessing Google Ads data in PowerShell and preparing for replication consists of four basic steps.

Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. To access Google APIs on behalf on individual users, you can use the embedded credentials or you can register your own OAuth app.

OAuth also enables you to use a service account to connect on behalf of users in a Google Apps domain. To authenticate with a service account, you will need to register an application to obtain the OAuth JWT values.

In addition to the OAuth values, specify the DeveloperToken and ClientCustomerId.

See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Collecting Google Ads Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module GoogleAdsCmdlets
  2. Connect to Google Ads:

    $googleads = Connect-GAds -DeveloperToken $DeveloperToken -ClientCustomerId $ClientCustomerId
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-GAds -Connection $googleads -Table "CampaignPerformance"

    You can also use the Invoke-GAds cmdlet to execute pure SQL-92 statements:

    $data = Invoke-GAds -Connection $googleads -Query 'SELECT * FROM CampaignPerformance WHERE Device = @Device' -Params @{'@Device'=''Mobile devices with full browsers''}
  4. Save a list of the column names from the returned data.

    $columns = ($data | Get-Member -MemberType NoteProperty | Select-Object -Property Name).Name

Inserting Google Ads Data into the MySQL Database

With the data and column names collected, you are ready to replicate the data into a MySQL database.

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module MySQLCmdlets
  2. Connect to MySQL, using the server address and port of the MySQL server, valid user credentials, and a specific database with the table in which the data will be replicated:

    $mysql = Connect-MySQL -User $User -Password $Password -Database $Database -Server $Server -Port $Port
  3. Loop through the Google Ads data, store the values, and use the Add-MySQL cmdlet to insert the data into the MySQL database, one row at a time. In this example, the table will need to have the same name as the Google Ads resource (CampaignPerformance) and to exist in the database.

    $data | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "CampaignPerformance" -Columns $columns -Values $values }

You have now replicated your Google Ads data to a MySQL database. This gives you freedom to work with Google Ads data in the same way that you work with other MySQL tables, whether that is performing analytics, building reports, or other business functions.


  • Once you have connected to Google Ads and MySQL in PowerShell, you can pipe command results to perform the replication in a single line:

    Select-GAds -Connection $googleads -Table "CampaignPerformance" | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "CampaignPerformance" -Columns $columns -Values $values }
  • If you wish to replicate the Google Ads data to another database using another PowerShell module, you will want to exclude the Columns, Connection, and Table columns from the data returned by the Select-GAds cmdlet since those columns are used to help pipe data from one CData cmdlet to another:

    $columns = ($data | Get-Member -MemberType NoteProperty | Select-Object -Property Name).Name | ? {$_ -NotIn @('Columns','Connection','Table')}