Query Google Analytics Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

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Google Analytics ODBC Driver

The Google Analytics ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Google Analytics, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Google Analytics data like you would a database - access all kinds of real-time site traffic and analysis data through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Execute MySQL queries against Google Analytics data from Node.js.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Google Analytics to query Google Analytics data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and start querying using Node.js.

Connect to Google Analytics Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Google Analytics data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query Google Analytics from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Google Analytics with the mysql module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name or address, and port: The machine and port where the MySQL remoting service is listening for MySQL connections.
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Users tab of the SQL Gateway.
  • Database name: The DSN you configured for the MySQL remoting service.

Connect to Google Analytics data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'localhost',
  database : 'CData GoogleAnalytics Sys',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'mysql_user',
  password : 'test'
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Traffic', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();