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  • Streamline GA4 Data Import Process

    Posted by Henry on 1 April 2023 at 1:30 am

    Ahoy there! I’m wrangling with automating a refunds report over to Google Analytics 4 and I’m not finding much to go off of in the way of solid documentation for importing this data using their API. I stumbled upon https://www.npmjs.com/package/@google-analytics/data. Seems like a neat way to pull reports from GA, but no luck figuring out how to import data with it.

    I’m putting together a Node.js script, and wondered if maybe somebody else out there had a bit of a scuffle with this before and figured it out. If so, I’d really appreciate a nudge in the right direction. Any insight or tips are welcome. Cheers!

    Li replied 11 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Sophie

    Member
    7 June 2023 at 11:33 am

    Hey there! So, you’re right about the UA Analytics Management API, it doesn’t really sync with Google Analytics 4. But, there’s this other one, the Google Analytics Admin API for GA4 that you can check out.

    Bad news though, as far as I know, it doesn’t support data import right now. It’s a work-in-progress kinda thing and might include that feature in the future. Who knows, right?

    One more tool in the kit is the measurement protocol for GA4. Could be just what you need. Give it a shot!

  • Li

    Member
    21 June 2023 at 1:51 am

    At the core of your query, you’re seeking advice on how to automatically import refunds data into Google Analytics 4 using their API. Unfortunately, it seems you’re having trouble because Google Analytics 4 documentation around this is lacking. You’ve found a potential tool in the NPM package ‘@google-analytics/data’ that appears to extract reports from Google Analytics. However, you’re not sure how to use it to upload data. Though I don’t have the exact solution you need, using APIs generally involve making HTTP requests (GET, POST etc) to specific endpoints that server exposes. You could approach Google Analytics support or check out their user community to see if others have had the same issue. It may also be worthwhile researching other similar APIs to increase understanding. Keep experimenting and modifying your script before finalising it, employing trial and error in the process can often provide solutions. A good principle in these scenarios is to break down the problem and try to solve one piece at a time.

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