How to use IBM App Connect with Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analytics service that provides tools to analyze traffic on websites and applications across your business. Use IBM® App Connect to connect Google Analytics to other applications.
- Cloud-managed connector
- Local connector in containers (Continuous Delivery release)
- Local connector in containers (Extended User Support release)
- Local connector in containers (Long Term Support release)
What to consider first
Before you use IBM App Connect with Google Analytics, ensure that you enable Analytics on your Google account. To sign up for Google Analytics, see Google Analytics Sign Up.
Connecting to Google Analytics
To connect App Connect to Google Analytics, you can use the website OAuth 2.0 authorization method. You need to provide an OAuth 2.0 client ID, client secret, and update the authorized redirect URI for your Google application. For more information, see Connecting to a Google application using the website OAuth 2.0 authorization method.
To connect App Connect to Google Analytics, you can also use basic authentication with OAuth credentials. You need to provide an OAuth 2.0 client ID, client secret, access token, and refresh token with selected scopes for Google APIs. For more information, see Getting OAuth client ID, client secret, access token, and refresh token for Google applications.
To connect to Google Analytics from the Catalog page in the App Connect Designer for the first time, expand Google Analytics, then click Connect. For more information about ways to connect to Google Analytics, see Managing accounts in App Connect.
Before you use the account that is created in App Connect in a flow, rename the account to something meaningful that helps you to identify it. To rename the account on the Catalog page, select the account, open its options menu (⋮), then click Rename Account.
Events and actions
Google Analytics events
These events are for changes in this application that trigger a flow to start performing the actions in the flow.
Google Analytics actions
These are actions on this application that you want a flow to complete.
- Account user links
- Retrieve account user links
- Custom data sources
- Retrieve custom data sources
- Custom dimensions
- Retrieve custom dimensions
- Custom metrics
- Retrieve custom metrics
- Retrieve filters
- Retrieve goals
- Multi-channel funneling reports
- Retrieve MCF reports
- Profile filter links
- Retrieve profile filter links
- Profile user links
- Retrieve profile user links
- Retrieve profiles
- Web properties
- Retrieve web properties