Establish Connectivity to Google Ads

This article describes how to connect to Google Ads in order to load data into Datasets and Reports in Metric Insights.


1. Create New Data Source

Access Admin > Connection & Storage > Data Sources

  1. [+New Data Source]
  2. Choose "Google Ads" from the Other drop-down list
  3. [Next Step]

2. Provide the Required Parameters

  1. Data Source Name: Provide a descriptive name for the Data Source
  2. Client ID: Type the ID assigned to the account
  3. Client Secret: Provide account's Secret code
  4. [Get Token]
    • Enter Google account information in the dialog that opens
    • Accept the access request in the following dialog
  5. Customer ID: Input the Customer ID
  6. Developer Token: Enter the token that allows Metric Insights to connect to API

Optionally, toggle on Enable On-Demand Element Creation

3. Proceed with Advanced Configuration

Advanced Configuration settings can be set to default values unless Data Source requires more precise tuning. For more details on how to proceed, refer to Advanced Data Source Configuration.

Click [Test Connection] in the upper right corner to check if everything is fine.