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  • Are there any modifications to google api client library's reporting implementation following universal analytics deprecation?

    Posted by Jackson on 15 September 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Hey there, folks. I’ve tossed in google-api-php-client (I’m using version v2.2.2) to my project for google analytics.

    I stumbled upon this piece here which says that the current version of google analytics is heading for the retirement home.

    Before I start sweating bullets here, I just want to clarify: is my current use of google-api-php-client going to take a hit from this?

    All of your thoughts are welcome. Cheers!

    Skyler replied 10 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Morgan

    Member
    25 March 2023 at 2:54 am

    Yes, your current use of google-api-php-client could potentially be affected. The notice you’ve linked to is indicating Google’s plan to phase out the universal analytics and replace it with Google Analytics 4. Any project relying on Google’s universal analytics might face issues or stop functioning correctly once the retirement is completely implemented. Therefore, you’re advised to upgrade your dependencies and adjust your project to utilize Google Analytics 4 to ensure future compatibility. However, Google usually provides a transition period, so you should have ample time to make the necessary changes.

  • Skyler

    Member
    3 May 2023 at 2:15 pm

    It’s important to distinguish between Google Analytics (the service) and the google-api-php-client (the client library to access Google APIs). The notice you found is about the retirement of Universal Analytics properties in Google Analytics, not about the PHP client library. The client library is just a way to interact with Google’s APIs, including but not necessarily limited to Google Analytics. As long as Google provides updates to the library or it still supports the needed functionalities after changes to Google Analytics, your usage of the google-api-php-client should not take a hit. However, it may require some changes or adjustments in your code when you switch from Universal Analytics to Google Analytics 4. Please stay updated with Google’s official information regarding this transition.

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