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  • Troubleshooting Integration Issues between GA4 and BigQuery

    Posted by Blair on 30 January 2023 at 6:38 am

    “Hey there! So, I’m trying to use the free version of GA4 and link it to BigQuery. My GCP IAM is set up as BigQuery Data Owner and BigQuery Job User. The problem is, I keep running into this error: [insert link here].

    The error message doesn’t give me much to go on and I’m stumped. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?

    I’ve been thinking and wondering if the error could be connected to the VPC Network. If that’s the case, is there a way to integrate GA4 with BQ? Thanks for any help you can offer!”

    Oscar replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Nguyen

    9 June 2023 at 10:05 am

    That error you’re getting seems to be coming from the VPC Network, but don’t sweat it – there’s a fairly straightforward way to resolve it.

    First, you’ll want to remove the VPC Network. After you’ve done that, go ahead and connect GA4 with BigQuery. With that connection established, you can now re-enable the VPC Network.

    Next step is enabling the access manager API. This helps manage access permissions.

    Last but not least, make sure to set the access level for the GA4 service account. This defines what data the service account can access.

    After you’ve gone through these, you should be good! Let us know how it goes!

  • Oscar

    23 June 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Sure, it’s likely that error you’re experiencing while trying to integrate GA4 with BigQuery can be due to several potential issues. For example, your project doesn’t have the required permissions, there’s a problem with your billing account, or you haven’t properly established a connection between BigQuery and GA4.

    As for the VPC Network question, it shouldn’t normally impact this integration as GA4 exports data to BigQuery, and this process doesn’t specifically involve any VPC Networks within your GCP setup.

    For fixing the issue, first ensure that you have correctly followed the data export process from GA4 to BigQuery. Double-check your permissions (BigQuery Data Owner and BigQuery Job User) and ensure your billing account is correctly set up and linked to your project.

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