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  • Managing Pagination in ADF Loop for Google Analytics 4 v1beta API without nextPageToken Response

    Posted by Ella on 5 October 2022 at 5:18 pm

    How can I handle pagination in Azure Data Factory foreach loop using the new Google Analytics GA4 version 1 beta? I used to obtain all data for a large date range by applying pagination with the nextPageToken in the older version. However, in the new version, even though I’ve read I could use offset for this issue, I don’t receive the nextPageToken value in the API response. Any advice?

    William replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Noah

    Member
    2 June 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Absolutely, I can help you better understand this. In the new GA4 version 1 beta, the nextPageToken you might be used to from the older versions has been replaced by an ‘offset’ parameter in the API. How this works is, the return size from Google has a limit of 10,000 rows.

    Now, let’s say you’re dealing with larger data. Here’s a nifty trick you can use, get into a habit of running a query with a predefined iterator that increases by 10,000 for each return. You can pass this number into the ‘offset’ parameter of the API. If the return is less than 10,000 rows or elements, take it as a sign that there’s no further data you can extract from that particular query.

    Just keep in mind, though it’s possible to have certain caps and quotas removed with payment, the return size cap of 10,000 rows is non-negotiable.

    I hope this makes your work with Azure Data Factory a little less puzzling and bit more exciting. Don’t hesitate to dive in and experiment!

  • William

    Member
    5 June 2023 at 6:39 am

    Great! You managed to handle pagination in the Azure Data Factory foreach loop using the new Google Analytics GA4 version 1 beta by using a unique solution. To start, you created three set variable activities: you set the offset to 0, the limit to 100,000, and the total rows received to 0. Then, you added an activity that continues until the total rows received and the row count (from the response) are the same. Inside this activity, you updated the three variables. This is indeed a clever and practical way to resolve the issue of not receiving the nextPageToken value in the API response in the new Google Analytics version. Your method could definitely help others facing the same challenge.

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