Connecting to Google Analytics
Establishing a Connection shows how to authenticate to Google Analytics and configure any necessary connection properties. You can also configure provider capabilities through the available Connection properties, from data modeling to firewall traversal. The Advanced Settings section shows how to set up more advanced configurations and troubleshoot connection errors.
Connecting from Visual Studio
The CData ADO.NET Provider for Google Analytics provides a seamless integration with Microsoft Visual Studio. The provider is registered as an ADO.NET provider with Visual Studio, allowing for integration with visual designer tools, Server Explorer, and ADO.NET data source configuration wizards.
Google Analytics Version Support
The provider provides a relational view of the Google Analytics profiles in your Google account or across your Google Apps domain. The provider includes tables that contain often-used dimensions and metrics as columns; additionally, you can customize the table schemas or write your own to combine any valid set of dimensions and metrics. The provider surfaces the columns available through the Google Analytics Management API and the Google Anlytics Core Reporting API. You must enable these APIs by creating a project in the Google Developers Console. See Connecting to Google for a guide to creating a project and authenticating to the APIs.
- See Using ADO.NET to create ADO.NET connection objects from code.
- See Using Entity Framework to build an EF model based on the Google Analytics connection.
- See Using SSRS to connect to Google Analytics and create real-time reports.
- See Using DbProviderFactory to connect to Google Analytics from generic ADO.NET code.