Connect to YouTube Analytics in Power Automate Desktop via ODBC

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YouTube Analytics ODBC Driver

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

Access YouTube Analytics Traffic, Sources, Demographics, Subscribers, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



The CData ODBC Driver for YouTube Analytics enables you to integrate YouTube Analytics data into workflows built using Microsoft Power Automate Desktop.

The CData ODBC Driver for YouTube Analytics enables you to access live YouTube Analytics data in workflow automation tools like Power Automate. This article shows how to integrate YouTube Analytics data into a simple workflow, moving YouTube Analytics data into a CSV file.

Through optimized data processing, CData ODBC Drivers offer unmatched performance for interacting with live YouTube Analytics data in Microsoft Power Automate. When you issue complex SQL queries from Power Automate to YouTube Analytics, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to YouTube Analytics and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (e.g. SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Connect to YouTube Analytics as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

YouTube Analytics uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can use the embedded CData OAuth credentials or you can register an application with Google to obtain your own.

In addition to the OAuth values, to access YouTube Analytics data set ChannelId to the Id of a YouTube channel. You can obtain the channel Id in the advanced account settings for your channel. If not specified, the channel of the currently authenticated user will be used.

If you want to generate content owner reports, specify the ContentOwnerId property. This is the Id of the copyright holder for content in YouTube's rights management system. The content owner is the person or organization that claims videos and sets their monetization policy.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing workflows.

Integrate YouTube Analytics Data into Power Automate Workflows

After configuring the DSN for YouTube Analytics, you are ready to integrate YouTube Analytics data into your Power Automate workflows. Open Microsoft Power Automate, add a new flow, and name the flow.

In the flow editor, you can add the actions to connect to YouTube Analytics, query YouTube Analytics using SQL, and write the query results to a CSV document.

Add an Open SQL Connection Action

Add an "Open SQL connection" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • Connection string: DSN=CData YouTube Analytics Source

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add an Execute SQL Statement Action

Add an "Execute SQL statement" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • Get connection by: SQL connection variable
  • SQL connection: %SQLConnection% (the variable from the "Open SQL connection" action above)
  • SQL statement: SELECT * FROM Groups

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add a Write to CSV File Action

Add a "Write to CSV file" action (Actions -> File) and configure the properties.

  • Variable to write to: %QueryResult% (the variable from the "Execute SQL statement" action above)
  • File path: set to a file on disk
  • Configure Advanced settings as needed.

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add a Close SQL Connection Action

Add a "Close SQL connection" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • SQL Connection: %SQLConnection% (the variable from the "Open SQL connection" action above)

After configuring the action, click Save.

Save & Run the Flow

Once you have configured all the actions for the flow, click the disk icon to save the flow. Click the play icon to run the flow.

Now you have a workflow to move YouTube Analytics data into a CSV file.

With the CData ODBC Driver for YouTube Analytics, you get live connectivity to YouTube Analytics data within your Microsoft Power Automate workflows.

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