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  • Troubleshooting CreateFlow Function in AWS AppFlow for Google Analytics 4 (GA4) Integration

    Posted by Le on 8 June 2023 at 4:11 pm

    Hey there! I’m working on creating an AppFlow flow to move data from Google Analytics 4 to an S3 bucket using some code. But, I’m hitting a bit of a brick wall. Whenever I try to run it, I get the following error message: “An error occurred (ValidationException) when calling the CreateFlow operation: ConnectorRuntimeSettings object are not required but found.”

    Here’s the code I’m currently using:

    response = client.create_flow(

    I’ve been wracking my brain to identify the issue and it seems like the ‘tasks[]’ param could be the culprit. I’ve tried tinkering with different values for the taskType but no dice. Could you lend a hand and let me know if something pops out to you? Much appreciated!

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

    1 July 2023 at 6:43 pm

    The error message being returned suggests that there’s an issue with the ConnectorRuntimeSettings object in your request. Since AppFlow flow doesn’t require you to specify ConnectorRuntimeSettings, you might be including it in your CreateFlow request when it’s not necessary. Ensure to review your parameters and remove any mention of ConnectorRuntimeSettings. Also, validate if ‘tasks[]’ parameter and associated taskTypes, sourceFields, and destinationFields are defined correctly as per your source and destination requirements. Tasks are essential part of the flow creation process and they define the operations to perform on the data, so ensure they are configured properly. If everything seems to be correct, consider reaching out to AWS Support or AWS community forums for more specific guidance.

  • William

    1 July 2023 at 9:55 pm

    The error seems to be indicating that there’s an included property of ConnectorRuntimeSettings that shouldn’t be there when creating a flow with AppFlow. Amazon AppFlow doesn’t require ConnectorRuntimeSettings for certain types of flows. Try checking your create_flow call to see if you’re including this property. If it’s there and isn’t required for your specific flow, then removing it may solve your problem. As for the tasks parameter, each task in AppFlow represents a step in your flow, required to map source fields to destination fields, apply data transformations and filter data. Make sure the task configured properly. Without seeing your full code, it’s a bit difficult to provide a more concrete solution. If the issue persists, you should consider posting a more complete code sample to receive better help.

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