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  • Is it possible to retrieve tag and trigger information from Google Analytics 4 using Java?

    Posted by Oscar on 27 October 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Hey there,

    I’ve been using this cool GA4 tutorial to make an API call to Google Analytics 4. The code there works great for listing my data according to certain dimensions and metrics.

    Plus, I’ve been playing around with Google Tag Manager and making my own tags and triggers like this one right here – Tag Trigger. Pretty neat, right?

    For instance, say a user clicks on the menu bar and the Click URL matches a certain URL, then my tag fires up. And of course, I can check this all out in the Google Tag Assistant. Here take a peek at these variables – My variables in Google Tag Assistant, while the tag is triggered.

    Anyway, I’m wondering if I can list these tags and triggers using JAVA. What do you think? Is it possible?


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

    23 April 2023 at 1:14 am

    Sure thing, let me break it down for you:

    First, you need a bunch of imports — Java can’t know everything, can it now? These guys will help you connect to Google Analytics, handle data and credentials, and make requests.

    We created a class, Ga4DataAnalytics2. We want to make sure we’re spreading the load properly, so we register a new load balancer.

    Next up, your main method. Gotta tell it where your JSON credentials are and your Google Analytics property ID. You must have those or you’ll just be banging on Google’s door without any ID!

    Now with all your credentials in order, it’s time to set up the Analytics client. We use those credentials you just sorted to give this client all the authority it needs.

    Wrapped inside a try block — you know, just in case it messes up, we don’t want your whole app going down — we make a request to Google Analytics. It’s pretty straightforward; we give it the property we want data for, tell it which dimensions we’re interested in (in this case, linkUrl and linkText, to match our tag configuration), and specify a date range for the data.

    We fire off that request, get a response back and print it out. Easy peasy!

    And just so you’re aware, I used linkUrl and linkText because that’s what I set up in my tag configuration. If you set up different variables in your tag, make sure you substitute my values with yours.

    Let’s get coding!

  • Morgan

    12 June 2023 at 1:45 am

    Yes, it is possible to manage and list your Google Tag Manager (GTM) tags and triggers using Java. Google provides the Tag Manager API which allows you to access and update your GTM configuration programmatically. You can use this API to create, read, update, and delete tags, triggers, and other configurations. Google provides client libraries for various languages, including Java. You can leverage these libraries to interact with your GTM account using Java programming language. You can get started by checking out the user guide, reference documentation, and sample code provided in the Google Tag Manager API Java Client Library.

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