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Michael Hannigan
Michael Hannigan, Computer Software Engineer
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Hi, I want to create an API that looks into google analytics

Customer Question

Hi,
I want to create an API that looks into google analytics and exports directly into excel.
So what I'm looking for is a plugin that similar to Excellent Analytics custom made.
I not interested in buying a plugin. I want one custom made for me.
I want it to use on different accounts, so if switch accounts I can just change the API account number.
I'm also looking for the instructions how you create the api-for my reference
I'm looking for a professional who has completed this task in the past.
If you read this and you have no idea what I'm looking for . sorry but you're the wrong person for the job. Many thanks
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Programming
Expert:  Brandon M. replied 3 years ago.
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I would be happy to assist you.

What language are you hoping to have this written in?

Best regards,
Brandon
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Brandon


 


I don't mind as long as it works and it acts as a plugin in excel.


 


If you need any further information please let me know. What Language do you suggest?


 


Thanks.

Expert:  Brandon M. replied 3 years ago.
We might be able to just do an Excel macro. What information are you looking to extract from the analytics so I know which one of the Google APIs to look into.

Best regards,
Brandon
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Brandon


 


Excel marco would be very good.I wanedt to extract everything really from the api.. I'm guessing it would work like a filter but the main ones would be Revenue, orders, avo,top landing pages etc,products, but I would like the option of choosing whatever metric I wished. Is that possible?


 


Thanks


 


 

Expert:  Brandon M. replied 3 years ago.
There is a lot to the API, that is why I asked. Extracting "everything" is unlikely since there is more stuff in there than just the reporting aspects.

I am not sure this will work, though. It appears you need to create an app (typically a webapp) that will interface with the Google API to allow it access to your account, then you could use Excel to access that data but that is beyond my grasp.

So, I am sorry to say but I will opt out of this request and will allow other experts to take a look.

Best regards,
Brandon
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 3 years ago.
Hello. My name is Michael. I saw your question and thought I should ask if you are aware of the Open Source version of Excellent Analytics?

Mike
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Michael.


 


Yes thanks. I wanted to create my own API.


Can you build it?

Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 3 years ago.
Yes - it would have to be done with the Google API - there is no alternative. It would require substantial effort however and be equivalent in functionality to the existing Open Source plugin. I only mention it because you referred to not wanting to pay for a plugin and I thought that was a reference to the commercial version of Excellent Analytics.

Mike
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 3 years ago.
I think that ExcellentAnalytics Open Source is by far your best option, but you must have specific reasons for wanting to use your own program. It will be a big task to take on. But if you decide you want more info or if you need help with an existing plugin like ExcwllentAnalytics, let me know and I will be happy to help.

The custom software you need, unfortunately, would be beyond the scope of a project I could do through the site.

I have opted out to give other Experts the opportunity to respond as well.

Mike