How to collect data from Google Analytics

This article will show you how to create a Metric or Report using a Google Analytics report as a data source. It assumes that you have already established connectivity to your Google Analytics server.

The example shown below is for the Metric.

1. Access New > Metric

Access New > Metric

Provide the basic information required for creating a new metric:

  1. Specify this Metric's Measure. ┬áIf you do not see the measure that you want to use, scroll down to the bottom of the drop-down list and create  a new one by clicking Add New Measure
  2. Select the Measurement Interval that applies to your element
  3. Give the element a unique Name
  4. Optionally, assign a Category
  5. Click Next: define details to proceed with data collection

2. Provide Data Collection Settings

  1. Select the Google Analytics plug-in serving as a Data Source for this Metric
  2. Set the Data Collection Trigger which is going to initiate updating information in a Metric
  3. Complete the Plugin command requesting the data required to build this Metric in compliance with Google Analytics syntax
  4. Validate your Plug-in Command. If your statement is valid, the statement box is green; if there are any errors, the box is colored in red and errors will be explained in the field below.
  5. Collect Data and Enable and Publish

3. Metric should be displayed in the Viewer