We now check for deprecated dimensions and metrics during the sync and display a warning in your Fivetran dashboard if we find any deprecated dimensions or metrics.
We have removed the hard-coded setup test that checked the limit of 7 dimensions and 10 metrics per report. The new setup test makes an API call to the Google Analytics API to check the number of available dimensions and metrics. This number depends on types of dimensions and metrics included in the report. Usually, the available maximum is 9 dimensions and 10 metrics.
NOTE: Adding segments in Segments on the setup form adds a
segment field in Dimensions that contributes to the count of used dimensions.
Now the Google Analytics connector supports prebuilt reports. The prebuilt reports have a predefined set of dimensions and metrics. See the full list of prebuilt reports.
You can now configure multiple reports in one connector. For example, you can configure several Google Analytics reports for the same accounts without re-entering the credentials for each report.
Important: All existing Google Analytics connectors are now considered legacy, but they continue to function just as they did before this change. You can change their setup in the same way as you did previously.
All new connectors created after August 7, 2020 are multi-report. You can no longer direct multiple connectors to the same schema in the destination because the schema name must be unique. If you need to use different credentials (for example, another Account) for the same kind of reports, you have to create a separate connector and choose a different schema name for it.
We have added report schema configuration in the Schema tab. You can enable or disable the sync for any report you set up. The Schema tab shows the table name you chose when you set up the report.
Read more about the new setup process in our Google Analytics Setup Guide.
You can now configure your Google Analytics connector using the Fivetran REST API. This feature is in BETA and available only for Standard and Enterprise accounts.
You can now select how many months of reporting data you’d like to include in your initial sync. Choose from the following options:
- 3 months
- 6 months
- 12 months (default)
- 24 months
- All time
In Service Version 1 of our Google Analytics connector instead of doing a rollback sync for the last 30 days, now we use a trailing window of 1, 7, 15, and 30 days in order to reduce Google Analytics Reporting API(v4) requests.
- Fivetran has increased the stability of the Google Analytics connector.
- We have upgraded the Google Analytics Reporting API to version 4.
- Our Google Analytics reports now support the fields
You can now set the Google Analytics connector to update more than once per day. You should note that Google Analytics provides intraday updates on a best-effort basis and does not guarantee them.