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  • Implementing GA4 property and webstream programmatically

    Posted by Ava on 27 February 2023 at 6:40 am

    “Hey, do you know if I can code a property and webstream in GA4? I took a peek at the Analytics Data API, but doesn’t seem like it’s cut out for this job.”

    Isaiah replied 11 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Olivia

    Member
    17 April 2023 at 1:42 am

    Sure thing! Although the Analytics Data API is excellent for drawing data from your GA4 properties, it’s not designed for management tasks. For admin work, you’ll want to look at the Admin API. Specifically, to code a property, you can use the properties.create method. Similarly, to set up a webstream, the properties.dataStreams.create method will be your go-to. Hope this helps you handle your tasks more smoothly!

  • Isaiah

    Member
    2 May 2023 at 8:40 pm

    Google Analytics 4 (GA4) properties and webstreams can’t be created solely by using the Analytics Data API. The API doesn’t allow the creation of these resources, it is designed for querying and returning Google Analytics data. Here is what each one is designed for: GA4 properties are used for unifying data sources and aligning metrics. On the other hand, a webstream is used for collecting data from your website. Both of these are usually set up from the Google Analytics interface, not via the API. So, to create a property and webstream in GA4, you can do this manually through the GA4 user interface instead.

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