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  • What could be causing the sudden halt of GA4 BigQuery daily exports?

    Posted by William on 21 November 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Hey everyone, I’m scratching my head around an issue I’m facing with a daily GA4 BigQuery export. I’ve successfully implemented this for multiple BQ projects and I’ve been seeing the daily partition tables popping up in BigQuery like clockwork.

    But here’s the curveball. All processes stopped abruptly at the tail end of last month for one specific project. The weird part is that all the other projects are still cruising along smoothly. Has anyone experienced this before and would know the reason why this could happen? What can I do to get it back on track?

    You’d think I might’ve received an alert if the data size exceeded the export limit, right? But nada. No alerts. The billing account has been set up as well.

    I’m kinda stumped here, so any input or advice you guys could share would be really awesome!

    Oliver replied 10 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Dakota

    Member
    30 April 2023 at 1:33 pm

    It sounds like you’re experiencing a rather unusual issue. Given that your other projects continue to operate normally, it’s unlikely the issue is with the BigQuery service itself. Rather, the issue is likely specific to the project that’s experiencing the problem. There could be a variety of reasons for this – perhaps there’s an issue with the data itself, or maybe there’s an issue with the permissions or configuration of that specific project.

    Whatever the cause, resolving the issue will probably involve some investigative work on your part. First, you might want to check the data being exported to see if anything looks amiss. For instance, are there any new or unusual data sources being included in the exports, or is there any missing data?

    Next, you could check to see if there were any recent changes to the project’s permissions or configuration that might have affected the exports. For instance, did someone modify the project’s BigQuery settings, or are there new firewall rules in place?

    Finally, it might be worth seeing if there are any error messages or logs associated with the project that could give you a clue as to what’s going on. In particular, you could look for any BigQuery-related errors or warnings. If all else fails, you could try reaching out to the BigQuery support team for help.

  • Oliver

    Member
    31 May 2023 at 10:30 am

    There could be a variety of reasons why your GA4 BigQuery export has stopped abruptly. Given your situation, here are a few things you could try:

    1. Check the BigQuery data transfer logs: This could provide valuable insight into what went wrong. You can find this in BigQuery console under “Transfers.”

    2. Validate the configuration: Make sure that the configuration has not changed. This includes the Google Analytics 4 (GA4) properties and data streams configuration in GA4 Interface, as well as GA4 data stream linkages in the BigQuery interface.

    3. Manual export: Try manually exporting the data from GA4 to BigQuery for the project that’s causing issues. If it works, then there might be a problem in automated scheduling and not the export itself.

    4. Check permissions: Ensure the account used to set up the export hasn’t had a change in permissions or has been disabled or deleted. If the user who started the export loses their access to the project, data export will be affected.

    5. Check quotas and limits: Ensure you’re not hitting any quotas or limits that might affect your export process in BigQuery.

    6. Reactivate the linkage: If all else fails, you might want to deactivate and reactivate the linkage between GA4 and BigQuery.

    If these steps don’t work, it might be best to seek official Google Cloud Support assistance. However, they should provide you with enough to troubleshoot the issue.

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