To push Google Analytics data into MySQL tables, you can follow these steps:
- Set up the Google Analytics API:
Go to the Google Developers Console (https://console.cloud.google.com/).
Create a new project or select an existing one.
Enable the Google Analytics API and generate credentials (e.g., OAuth2 credentials).
Note down the generated client ID and client secret.
- Install and set up the required libraries:
Install the Google Client Library for PHP using Composer or by manual installation. (Composer recommended)
Load the required libraries in your PHP project.
- Authenticate with Google Analytics API:
Use the client ID and secret generated in step 1 to authenticate your application with the Google Analytics API.
Implement the OAuth2 authorization flow in your application to obtain an access token and refresh token.
- Retrieve Google Analytics data:
Use the Google Analytics Reporting API to retrieve the desired data.
Specify the required dimensions, metrics, filters, and date ranges according to your needs.
Execute queries to retrieve the analytics data.
- Connect to MySQL and create tables:
Connect to your MySQL database using a suitable MySQL library (e.g., mysqli or PDO).
Write SQL queries to create the necessary tables to store the Google Analytics data.
Execute the queries to create the tables.
- Store Google Analytics data in MySQL tables:
Fetch the retrieved data from the Google Analytics API response.
Prepare INSERT statements to insert the data into the MySQL tables.
Execute the prepared statements to store the data.
- Schedule the process:
Set up a cron job or another scheduler to run the data retrieval and storage process periodically.
This ensures that your MySQL tables stay updated with the latest Google Analytics data.
Note: Depending on the complexity of your data storage requirements, you may need to transform or manipulate the Google Analytics data before inserting it into MySQL tables.