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  • Uploading files to a GA4 property programmatically

    Posted by Ava on 24 December 2022 at 7:11 am

    Suppose I’ve got a csv file with this quirky little column called ‘user_label’. It’s task? Living the binary life, storing ‘true’ or ‘false’ labels connected to ‘user_id’, like the cool table down below.

    user_id
    user_label

    ABC
    true

    DEF
    false

    Now, I’ve set up ‘user_label’ as this custom user dimension in a GA4 property. The grand plan? Lets this csv file swing right up into that GA4 property. I mean, with UA, I know we’ve got the nifty little API doc that guides me in assembling a pipeline that can auto-magically upload the data (think a perfectly timed 22:00 upload daily). But with GA4, finding a similar handy-dandy API is like looking for a needle in a haystack! Could it be that this feature is playing hide and seek in GA4?

    I’m aware that there’s the old school way of manually uploading the data via the web UI. But hey, why go manual when you can wave some Airflow & Python magic to automate the task?

    Alex replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
  • 2 Replies
  • Aniket

    Member
    14 January 2023 at 3:35 pm

    As of now, Google Analytics 4 (GA4) does not offer an API to upload CSV data like Universal Analytics (UA) does. While it would be ideal to use Python or Airflow to automate the task, this functionality currently does not exist in GA4. Your only option for now is to manually upload the data via the web UI. Hopefully, Google will integrate this feature soon.

  • Alex

    Member
    29 March 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Sorry mate, but as of now, Google Analytics 4 doesn’t provide an API for automatic data imports like Universal Analytics (UA) did. It’s a bummer, I know! You’d have to stick to the old school manual uploading via the web until Google adds this feature.

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