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Query Google Analytics Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Google Analytics data from MySQL Workbench.

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 work with live Google Analytics data in MySQL Workbench.

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 MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Google Analytics database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Google Analytics data.

Connect to Google Analytics through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Google Analytics).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Google Analytics Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Google Analytics).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Google Analytics data, like SELECT * FROM `CData GoogleAnalytics Sys`.Traffic;

With access to live Google Analytics data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Google Analytics, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Google Analytics and the CData SQL Gateway.