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Manage Google Analytics Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Google Analytics.

The CData JDBC Driver for Google Analytics seamlessly integrates Google Analytics data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Google Analytics data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Google Analytics in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Google Analytics Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Google Analytics data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    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, set Profile to the profile you want to connect to. This can be set to either the Id or website URL for the Profile. If not specified, the first Profile returned will be used.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Google Analytics JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.googleanalytics.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:googleanalytics:Profile=MyProfile;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Google Analytics data. Google Analytics entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Google Analytics data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Google Analytics API.