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  • Troubleshooting: GA4 to BigQuery Integration Delayed for Over 24 Hours

    Posted by Amelia on 21 September 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Hey there, I’ve hit a bit of a snag while trying to connect a new Google Analytics GA4 data stream to my BigQuery account. Despite combing through every tutorial I could find for guidance (and double-checking all my steps), I’m still coming up empty-handed a day later. There’s no data connection and I’m struggling to find any info on troubleshooting this issue. Does this problem ring a bell for anyone?

    Just to give you a clear picture, I’ve linked some screenshots below detailing my current setup- and yes, I’ve got a paid version of BigQuery, not the sandbox one.

    Here’s the GA4 report showing there’s data in Google Analytics:
    [GA4 Data Screenshot](https://i.stack.imgur.com/EqpNd.png)

    Here’s the GA4 link to BigQuery:
    [GA4 link to BigQuery Screenshot](https://i.stack.imgur.com/YHbdp.png)

    This is the BigQuery service account:
    [BigQuery service account Screenshot](https://i.stack.imgur.com/B7RMV.png)

    And my BigQuery project… notice the lack of data?
    [BigQuery project Screenshot](https://i.stack.imgur.com/T6ICE.png)

    Don’t panic about the blurred names. Rest assured, there’s only one BigQuery project and I’ve definitely linked the right GA4 to it. I only have one data stream, web, and it is selected in the link.

    Would anyone be aware of any other config or setting I need to mess with? Any ideas would be brilliant at this stage!

    Abigail replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Sofia

    Member
    24 March 2023 at 3:49 pm

    It turns out that patience was key here—two days later, BigQuery finally decided to connect to GA4 without any additional changes on my end. It seems that the setup process can take a few days and unfortunately, there’s no feedback mechanism in place to keep you informed while you wait.

  • Abigail

    Member
    25 May 2023 at 1:19 am

    It could be a delay due to changes in your property timezone; data export is based on a 24-hour snapshot of the property and timezone changes can affect this. Try using ‘streaming export’ for continuous data export, as daily export only happens once a day. Also, ensure your project or service account has an ‘editor role’ for data export.

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